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Court of the Snow Queen by WayneBenedet Court of the Snow Queen by WayneBenedet
With Thanks to :iconblueskye27: for this beautiful gift.

THEY CALL [link]

the plains murmur
your name

in the dark recesses
of night, the prairie calls

and with the coming
of the sun, you answer

your feet travel the
way of millennia

eons of living and loving,
weeping and dying

as they fought to survive
the wilderness

this snow-shrouded earth
lies steeped in the past

their dreams, their laughter,
their failures

'tis this you hear -
the untold generations

who've come and gone -
your kind soul

cannot resist
their pleading

to you they whisper
because in you

their being,
their existing

is no
longer

forgotten

Built in the late 1800's, this old house is along Boundary Trail which was surveyed in the 1870's.

It is a massive three story structure that has been badly damaged by the elements and vandals. But She still holds court for those who care the visit.


30x40 signed canvas original sold November 6, 2012. No other signed copies are available.
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:icongothchick913:
gothchick913 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
fantastic
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:icongeckopsx:
geckopsx Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
Beautiful!!
It encapsulates some sort of magic.
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:iconvellosia:
Vellosia Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
This is gorgeous! An explorer's dream!
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:iconwaynebenedet:
WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
It is not possible to enter, the floors have been destroyed.
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:iconvellosia:
Vellosia Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
I knew it was too good to be true. Still an amazing sight on the outside. :)

You should see some of my explorations. I'm not the best photographer, but I like to document every adventure I have. [link]
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:iconwaynebenedet:
WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
Some of the stuff is amazing. I would like to photograph some of it myself.
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:iconvellosia:
Vellosia Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
I wouldn't go to Pennhurst, though. That's where I got caught. The guards had shotguns and rifles. Talk about high security! It was amazing inside the building I was in, though. I could feel the history behind the once active mental hospital. The catacombs below gave off a feeling of overwhelming dread. I couldn't stay in there for long. The rusted surgery tables didn't help, either. It was wet and humid down there, too. There was a thick mist/fog that didn't let flashlights see far. As amazing as it was, it's not worth getting caught by uneducated guards. Rudest idiots I ever met. Their pick-up lines were disgusting.
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:iconwaynebenedet:
WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
vandalism is a problem, so i suppose that is why they have guards. Vandalism is a problem up here too, but I have never been on guarded land. But i have also never entered an abandoned hospital or or school. They just don't really exist out here.
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:iconvellosia:
Vellosia Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
Why do people destroy such mysterious, historic buildings? It's sad. The guards found it REALLY hard to believe that I was just there to explore and take photos. I still think the firepower was extreme.
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:iconwaynebenedet:
WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
based upon the destruction I have seen out here, I can see why the guards would find that hard to believe. In this area, teenagers drive around and smash old houses for fun. My nephew was involved when he was young, and he has told me some stories. He still likes to explore but he does not damage anything.
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tterrag7991 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Great photo
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:iconbekkalynn:
BekkaLynn Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful shot here Wayne! I just love this building!!
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:iconcoyotepam:
coyotepam Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
Beautiful. Love and Hugs...Pam:iconcelesticcrimson::iconforchun:
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:iconivy00:
Ivy00 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
I bet this place was really something in it's day.
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:iconwaynebenedet:
WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
I agree with you fully.... I just wish I could have actually seen it back then.
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:icontracteurrouge:
tracteurrouge Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
This wonderful photo has been featured [link]

Happy New Year Wayne! :party:
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:iconwaynebenedet:
WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
thank you very much
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:icontracteurrouge:
tracteurrouge Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure Wayne!
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:iconjosephfawcettart:
josephfawcettart Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
This is really great!!!
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:iconhorai:
horai Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009
Awesome drama. :clap:
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:iconwaynebenedet:
WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009
thanks Bernie,

did you like the poem that Cindy added?
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:iconhorai:
horai Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009
I did, fitted perfectly. :)
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:iconwaynebenedet:
WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009
I love it,

she wrote it about me as well as for me. I guess she knows me pretty well.
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:iconhorai:
horai Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009
That is most definitely an honour to have someone write verse for you. :nod:
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:iconswiftflyer:
SwiftFlyer Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Love the tones!
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:iconfalcon01:
falcon01 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
Fantastic! :)
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:iconblueskye27:
Blueskye27 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I'm so glad you like it. :hug:
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:iconwaynebenedet:
WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
I LOVE IT.
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:iconrickagray:
rickagray Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
It's perfect, well done!!!!!!
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:iconwaynebenedet:
WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
thanks.

It is really that attached poem that is of importance.
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:iconsophia-christina:
Sophia-Christina Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
Hauntingly Beautiful!!!!!
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:iconwaynebenedet:
WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
thanks,

did you take time to read the attached poem. That is really what the picture is about.
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:iconsophia-christina:
Sophia-Christina Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
Aye, Sir, The both are incredibly beautiful
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:iconwaynebenedet:
WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
Cindy will enjoy hearing that.
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:iconsophia-christina:
Sophia-Christina Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
:)
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:iconzlata-petal:
Zlata-Petal Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I does look like a snow queen
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:iconwaynebenedet:
WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
Thanks Zlata,

Didn't Cindy do a realy job on the Poem?
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:iconzlata-petal:
Zlata-Petal Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Sorry I am not sure I know what are you talking about
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:iconwaynebenedet:
WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
The Comments section contains a poem that she wrote for this piece.
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:iconzlata-petal:
Zlata-Petal Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I didnot check dear but I will ..only not now it`s very late 2 oclock in the morning I am going to sleep now.All the best my dear friend to you and your family for the festive season, Merry Christmas.I will be off for 10 days, camping at the beach, relaxing..that I need the most.:), take care:), :hug:
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:iconwaynebenedet:
WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
Have a good sleep Zlata.

It is morning here, I have been up for a few hours already.

Enjoy your time at the beach, and have a good Christmas.
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:iconlaurethil:
Laurethil Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009
i can't say that it's beautiful, but it certainly is disturbingly mesmerizing
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:iconwaynebenedet:
WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009
thanks,

I have not heard it described in this way before. For myself it contains strong feelings of nostalgia, and a great curiosity about the people who built and lived in it. I see children playing in the yard, happy times but hard struggles also. Life was very difficult in the late 1800's out here where there were no roads, and the closest town was days away. It is possible that this house was used as a resting place on the Boundary trail. That too brings questions and dreams of pioneers.
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MarcoSandron1977 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
magic...
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:iconwaynebenedet:
WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009
thanks
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:iconmorphine-cloud:
Morphine-Cloud Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009
:salute: You are featured in my journal : [link] :blackrose:
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:iconwaynebenedet:
WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009
thank you very much it looks great with the gothic theme, I appreciate it.
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:iconmorphine-cloud:
Morphine-Cloud Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009
:heart:
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:iconbelaboosmim:
BelaBoosMim Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009  Professional Photographer
Here I thought I was discovering an artist new to me until photos seemed familiar and I realized I had previously faved some of them. Don't know how I managed not to press the deviantwatch button!!! Duh! Remedied that problem.
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:iconwaynebenedet:
WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009
:)
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