Grey Towers Castle, Arcadia University

Grey Towers Castle can be found on the campus of Arcadia University in Glenside Pennsylvania.  It was commissioned by William Welsh Harrison to be built by Horace Trumbauer as a replacement for Harrison's earlier home that was burned in a fire in January of 1893. The structure is loosely based on Alnwick Castle, the medieval seat of the Dukes of Northumberland in England and is estimated to cost an estimated $250,000 to build in 1893 dollars.  Completion of the construction came in the fall of 1898.  The interior is very ornate and heavily inspired by French Renaissance styling.  The building now houses administrative offices including the college President's office as well as some student housing.  Grey Towers Castle was declared a National Historic Landmark in October 1985.  

Camera: Bronica SQ-A 6x6 medium format film camera with a Bronica Zenzanon 50mm lens with B+W 29 red filter to darken the blue sky. F22, 1/60th. 

Film: Arista EDU 400 Ultra 120 roll film. 400 ISO. 

Development: Self Developed film in Kodak Xtol 1+1 in Paterson Universal Tank. 12 minutes @ 20 degrees Celsius. Tap water stop bath. Ilford Rapid Fixer. Photo-Flo. Hung on shower curtain to dry on film clips. 

Scanning: Negative scanned with Epson V600. Slight sepia tone added in CS5.