The Casino – Monochrome Madness Challenge

The Casino

This week’s challenge image was a blast from the past. I had first visited the Casino in July of last year. No it’s not an actual Casino but an 18th century house, built in the neo classical style for the first earl of Charlemont. The house got its name from the 18th-century Italian word ‘Casa’, Casino (small house).  Located on the grounds of Marino House just outside Dublin, it really is a stunning place to explore. Unfortunately entry is via guided tour only, but it’s well worth making an exception, if like me, you don’t like guided tours. The interior is just as striking as the exterior, with its exotic wood panelling and gold leaf designs. I also believe that since my visit, the Casino has undergone further improvements. If you are in Dublin, I would highly recommend a visit.

The original shots can be seen by clicking HERE. The rest of this week’s images for the Monochrome Madness Challenge will go live on Leanne Cole’s blog later today. Each week there is a vast collection of contributors from around the world with some fantastic Black and White Photography.  I highly recommend that you head on over to where you can either contribute your own B&W images or view the images from this week’s challenge.

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About edmooneyphotography

Photographer, Blogger, Ruinhunter, with an unhealthy obsession for history, mythology and the arcane.
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39 Responses to The Casino – Monochrome Madness Challenge

  1. Ali Isaac says:

    Woah Ed that is an incredible image! You defo make me want to go there, even though my normal places of pilgrimage involve more open space, grass, sky and blocks of rock!

  2. belshade says:

    Lovely shot of a great example of the style. Wish I had seen it! Des.

    • It really is a hidden gem, full of secrets, waiting to be discovered 🙂

      I got your mail, and am not forgetting about you, Im trying to find an alternative theme to make the posts easier to read. Should have a solution soon 🙂

  3. I love the effect with the clouds, I’m very new to photography, I mainly use it for portrait of my work but would love to learn wider skills in this field ☺️

  4. This shoot was always a fav of mine – glad to see it again.

  5. Great shot! Very dramatic.

  6. seaangel4444 says:

    Brilliant as always, Ed! I love how the lion is looking right at YOU! *grin* Cher xo

  7. lauramacky says:

    WOW! That is an incredible shot Eddie! I love it.

  8. linnetmoss says:

    Superb shot. I really like the lion!

  9. Very impressive building and capture

  10. Stunning composition! The symmetry is striking. Great angle. The clouds create a nice countepoint to the linear geometry of the casino.

  11. David says:

    Imagine if it DID house an actual Casino inside!

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