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Amber Fort: Apprehension

There have been reports of staggering apathy. At some point of times, several movies were shot in these locations. One such production Certain structures were demolished, holes were drilled in the walls to mount equipment and other layouts were changed. The provincial High Court stepped in and used pretty stern language to criticize the commercialization of historical monuments, eventually halting the movie production. Here, some restoration can be seen in progress. I hope it is met with satisfaction, once completed. 

Amber Fort: Apprehension

There have been reports of staggering apathy. At some point of times, several movies were shot in these locations. One such production Certain structures were demolished, holes were drilled in the walls to mount equipment and other layouts were changed. The provincial High Court stepped in and used pretty stern language to criticize the commercialization of historical monuments, eventually halting the movie production. Here, some restoration can be seen in progress. I hope it is met with satisfaction, once completed. 

comments (19)

I like the feet poking out...
Ayush Basu: Literally cooling his heels, Larry.
  • sherri
  • Arkansas, USA
  • 28 Mar 2018, 02:10
good to hear they'll restore it as a historical structure

i like the feet at the top

very unexpected
Ayush Basu: I am not too sure the damage can be undone with the restoration, Sherri. I like the feet too grin
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 28 Mar 2018, 06:48
Let us hope it looks good Ayush
Ayush Basu: I do hope so too, Chris.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 28 Mar 2018, 07:50
What a dreadful taleAyush, but good that the damage is being put right.
Ayush Basu: I am not too sure the damage can be undone with the restoration, Chad.
Magnifique endroit et une belle restauration semble être entreprise.
La porte sur la droite est admirable.
Si des films y ont été tournés, les propriétaires ou la commune l'a loué cet endroit, les choses ne sont jamais gratuites, j'en sais quelque chose, ma fille est peintre en décors et travaille sur de nombreux décors de films.
Bonne journée et très chouette photo.
Ayush Basu: Thank you for your response, Pascale. I am sure the production company paid an agreed amount of money, but they should have still used some commonsense.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 28 Mar 2018, 08:02
It makes you wonder how much damage has been done over the years to structures like this in this way, Ayush
Ayush Basu: And how much of it is irreparable, Lisl.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 28 Mar 2018, 08:41
yes, movies, they tear down everything, and put up false fronts
Ayush Basu: As if they owned the whole place, Elaine!
That is awful. I am pleased they were stopped!
Ayush Basu: I am not sure how much of the damage could be reversed, Bill.
How terrible that damage was done during movie making.
Ayush Basu: Rather thoughtless and should have been severely punished, Mary.
Sadly that sort of things happens everywhere Ayush. During WWII the military took over lots of our stately homes for various uses and when they were handed back to the owners once the war was over some of them were in a terrible state, this is what happened to one just outside of our little town, 'In the Second World War, the Army was billeted in the house and caused their usual level of damage. By this time the estate had passed to Ambrose Paul Jordan March Phillips de Lisle (b.1894 - d. 1963), who remained at Grace Dieu. When eventually the De Lisle's took up residence again in 1955 the writing must have already been on the wall as all over the country houses of a similar size were demolished in the face of a hostile tax regime and insufficient wealth to maintain such huge houses and put right the abuses of the troops. This must have been particularly acute for the De Lisle's as they also retained the estate at Grace Dieu.

As with many demolished houses, there were multiple contributing factors. The death of Ambrose Paul Jordan March Phillips de Lisle in September 1963 would have triggered punitive death duties. In addition, the urban sprawl of Loughborough was creeping ever closer, so the arrival of the M1 motorway, which cut through the western edge of the estate, provided another reason to abandon the house and also a solution for what to do with it. In May 1964, Garendon Hall was demolished and the rubble used in the construction of the road. Remarkably, as part of the demolition process, on Wednesday 13 May, the first stage was to deliberately set fire to the house as part of a training exercise for the the Leicester County Fire Brigade.'
Ayush Basu: Thank you for the anecdote, Brian. Wow - I cannot help feel that was rather brutal - demolished, set fire to, used as construction material!
People sometimes can't see beyond their own objectives
Ayush Basu: Rather thoughtless to let only commerce dictate the actions, Martin.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 28 Mar 2018, 16:01
The feet up there and the sandals down there - this is an excellent picture!
Ayush Basu: Literally cooling his heels, Louis.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 28 Mar 2018, 17:32
I so hope that they ban the movie industrie here. It is a good thing they get it restored. LOVE the feet from the ceiling. Great shot.
Ayush Basu: I like it too, Astrid. I hope he got a good rest before he got back to his work which undoubtedly takes much focus.
wonderful details in the old walls Ayush... it's a shame that they would disrespect such a great place....petersmile

i like the man having a break on the second floorsmile
Ayush Basu: Yes, that was some work of art, Peter.
I hope he got a good rest before he got back to his work which undoubtedly takes much focus.
Amazing what film companies think they can do!

Still no move on my account problem - nothing at all from SC in response to last mails. I first reported the problem on the 20th. So, after tomorrow, pics will appear on my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/tdwilson101
Ayush Basu: Those film companies can be rather thoughtless. I will take note of your Facebook link, Tom.
Destruction for personal gain like the making of movies is a crime against the world.
That is a lovely image.
Ayush Basu: Well put, Michael, sadly it does not seem to be punishable.
  • Ray
  • Not Germany...
  • 29 Mar 2018, 02:44
Three-legged Shaun is fixing things!
Ayush Basu: He will need more than three hands to undo the past damage, Ray!
Oh, my, Ayush. What a story and image to go with it!
Ayush Basu: I hope the damage was not point of no return, although it could be wishful thinking, Ginnie.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 Mar 2018, 14:41
That is such a sad story - I do hope they can restore it all.
Ayush Basu: I hope so too, although there might be some limits to what they can restore, Anne.

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