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My Camera is Primarily Focused Upon London And All Its Glorious History!
I only photograph Pre Edwardian history, so anything architectural or otherwise, (there will be more paintings like the background for this design) built or created before 1914 and potentially as far back as Pre History whenever possible. My inspiration for photography was originally Victorian Era architecture, things like wrought iron gates and gorgeous Gothic Fairytale Lanterns have always been an inspiration for my artwork and designs. As I started capturing more and more photos I started learning more and more about the History and gradually I discovered that there are many periods that I enjoy capturing!

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My Photography, Artwork, Illustrations and Designs are all inspired by Fairy Tales, Steampunk & Victorian Era London.

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Another important thing to mention here is that I currently have 2 photography signatures which you can see below the dates of the periods I photograph. I created both of them and they each have a separate purpose. The top one is for my Fairytale themed Photography and the one below is for my Historical themed photography. There is occasionally some overlap between my work as the settings for Fairytales often take place within Historical places. Look out for my signatures on my photographs and the signature used will tell you which them your looking at. I often blend them in so as to make them less noticeable, see if can spot them!

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I originally created this image for my blog but I thought I'd share it with you on here too!
Via: http://www.samstormbornormandy.com/about

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What to expect from my Historic London collection:
 ● Beautiful Historic Architecture from London 
 ● Historic Architectural features such as gargoyles and grotesques 
 ● Architectural interiors 
 ● Historic objects from museum visits 
 ● Occasionally but not always I include a bit of the History of what I've captured 
 ● Nuggets of historic secret knowledge learned whilst talking to employees and volunteers of historic sites 
 ● Photographs 100% captured and edited by me

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#History #Fairytales #Victorian #Baroque #London 
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Ignore reality and let your imagination go wild, what kind of Movie or TV series would be set somewhere like this?
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Photo by +Sam Stormborn Ormandy 
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#Fairytale   #OnceUponATime   #GothicFairytale   #Architecture   #BritishArchitecture  
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A Gorgeous piece of Victorian decorative architectural features, on one of the most Beautiful Lanterns in London.

Photo by +Sam Stormborn Ormandy 
Captured with Canon 700D

Apologies for not posting for a while, I've been out capturing a LOT of new photos over the Summer and am eager to continue getting out during Autumn too! Over the Autumn and Winter months, I generally become more creative and have started planning posts ahead of schedule so you should start to see many more of my new photos soon!


#Victorian   #Baroque   #VictorianGothic   #Gothic   #London  
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Manon Balletti
Marie-Madeleine, called Manon was the daughter of well known actress Sylvia Balletti. Casanova was declaring his love for Manon when this portrait was painted in 1757. Three years later she married the architect Jacques-François Blondel who was 35 years her senior.
Manon Balletti (1740-1776), by Jean-Marc Nattier (1685-1766).

Photo by +Sam Stormborn Ormandy 
Via: http://bit.ly/ManonBalletti


#HistoricPortrait   #EighteenthCentury   #London   #ArtHistory   #Art  
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The Stories We Carve Into Stone!!! Can you imagine this story?
Built in 1884, Victorian Era London. I'm learning architectural history whilst capturing photos of beautiful architectural details and I love it!

Photo by +Sam Stormborn Ormandy 

Via: http://bit.ly/TheStoriesWeCarveIntoStone


#HistoricLondon #VictorianEra   #Architecture   #Gothic   #London   
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If Stone Could Speak, What Wondrous Stories It Would Tell!


Photo by +Sam Stormborn Ormandy​ 


#Fairytale #OnceUponATime #Medieval #London #Steampunk 
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This Lovely Lantern which looks like something out of a Fairytale is above the entrance to one of London's most beautiful historic sites The Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich.

Did you know that there are 120 historic lanterns around the grounds of the Old Royal Naval College, many of them date all the way back to the 19th century. 

This photo is from my latest blog post. Treat yourself to viewing it and many more Fairytale like Lanterns at full screen size, (mobile or desktop) All the pics have been optimised to look their best! 
Click the link below for more:
http://www.samstormbornormandy.com/fairytale-lanterns-of-london 


Photo by +Sam Stormborn Ormandy​ 


#Fairytale #OnceUponATime #HistoricLondon #Architecture #Lantern  
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Elizabeth Tower which holds the famous Big Ben bell at The Palace of Westminster 
Another beautiful reminder of the Middle Ages with its Gorgeous Perpendicular Gothic Revival architecture.

Photo by +Sam Stormborn Ormandy​ 

#History   #Historic   #London   #CityscapePhotography   #BigBen  
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One of the Urns that top the masonry pillars commissioned for the Temperate House at Kew Gardens

Photo by +Sam Stormborn Ormandy 
This series of photos were taken during my visit to Kew on the 24th August 2014

#Victorian   #Baroque   #Architecture   #Gothic   #London  
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Kew Gardens Temperate House ~  {1 of 3} 
BEST VIEWED FULL SCREEN, IT'S HUGE!!!

The Temperate House project ~ {1 of 3}
Opened in 1863, the Temperate House is the largest surviving Victorian glasshouse in the world. Since August 2013, Kew has been undertaking a vital five-year restoration project on the Temperate House and its surrounding landscape.

Please also read parts 2 and 3 

Photo by +Sam Stormborn Ormandy 
This series of photos were taken during my visit to Kew on the 24th August 2014

Info Via: http://www.kew.org/support/donate/temperate-house-restoration-project 

#History   #Architecture   #London   #Rococo   #Fairytale  
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