The figure ascending the old wooden stairway in this ancient Northumbrian 13th Century manor house, Aydon Castle, highlights how fleeting our personal experience of our built heritage is. As I watched the figure it made me think of all the other people who must have climbed the stairs in years gone by, most of whom will no longer be with us. Then, like a ghost, the figure was gone, and I was left to contemplate this Stairway to Heaven.
Location: Aydon Castle, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom
Photographer: Jason Gilchrist