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Sandringham Stables Clock

Another Sandringham picture, I make no apologies for the fact you will  see several from there over the weeks as it is a great place to photograph.

The stable block has been turned in to a museum and this is the clock above the main entrance into the building . I was lucky to have such a lovely blue sky in the background but I now realise I probably should have cloned out the alarm on the right hand side.

 

Sandringham Stables Clock

Another Sandringham picture, I make no apologies for the fact you will  see several from there over the weeks as it is a great place to photograph.

The stable block has been turned in to a museum and this is the clock above the main entrance into the building . I was lucky to have such a lovely blue sky in the background but I now realise I probably should have cloned out the alarm on the right hand side.

 

comments (13)

That's wonderful Brian: of course those Royals do like their horses!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chris, it is quite an impressive stable yard and block, and quite a few of the old horse drawn coaches and so on are on show as well.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 6 Oct 2008, 01:47
A clock tower AND a weather vane, Brian. It doesn't take much more to make me a happy chappy! So forget about that alarm. It is what it is.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ginnie, I'm so glad I have made your day.
A fine clock tower, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chad, it is a subject I like taking when i visit these stately places with big stable blocks as they all usually have one of these.
There is a line in the Rupert Brooke poem: The old Vicarage at Granchester.

'' ... Stands the Church clock at ten to three ...''

Shame you didn't wait five minutes. Ha joking. Good image Brian. richard
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, I wish I'd thought of the Rupert Brooke at the time, I'll try and remember it next time I am doing afternoon shots of a church tower.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 Oct 2008, 09:12
No, I think you were right to leave the alarm in - after all, it was there and doesn't really detract. Lol at Richard - I love that poem!
Ingrid
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ingrid, yes it is a good poem, and as Richard comes from Cambridge, and me from just down the road, originally, I'm sure we are both familiar with Granchester.
No problem with the alarm, it doesn't detract. Some years ago the company I used to work for built a timber lodge somewhere on the Sandringham estate.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill, I wonder if the building you mean is the Visitor Centre, that is in the style of a timber lodge.
  • Tracy
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 Oct 2008, 14:11
We all need alarms in this day and age Richardsmile
Nice shotsmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tracy, yes I suppose the alarm is there because there are a lot of valuable items on display throught the stable complex.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 6 Oct 2008, 18:38
Ginnie is a real happy chappy, see how easy it is to really please her, I know and I thank you for posting this great shot.....and alarm....it is like Tracy says....we need them somehow.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Astrid, unfortuantely we do need these alarms nowadays, I didn't notice it when I took then picture, I was overwhelmed by the lovely sky.
  • FLOOG
  • The valleys of a contented soul
  • 6 Oct 2008, 18:40
I am never one who likes cloning, so I say you did right in leaving the alarm in.

A beautiful picture postcard shot with such a wonderful sky
Brian Walbey: Thanks paul we were really lucky with the weather on the day of our visit.
  • Alan
  • Back home, Post Vacational Depression setting in
  • 6 Oct 2008, 19:19
So what time of day was this taken, Brian???? I like the symmetry in this very much.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Alan, apart from the sky it was the shapes that forst caught my eye.
  • _Monika_
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 Oct 2008, 21:14
Picture beautiful in its simplicity, geometry and colours are great!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Monika, the whole buidling at 1st.floor level is attractive so perhaps I will post that one day.
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 6 Oct 2008, 23:35
Terrific shot of this lovely clock. I didn't get one on the day because it was raining.
Brian Walbey: Every time you tell me what a wet day you had at Sandringham Aussie I feel embarrased that we had such a nice one. Thanks for your comment.
  • Ellie
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 Oct 2008, 23:40
It's hard to realise/understand just how important this clock must have been to the people living there, because I'd doubt if many had their own timepieces, at least not until they retired.

It's a magnificent shot too, weren't you lucky with the weather to give you that lovely sky
Brian Walbey: We were really lucky that day Ellie, Aussie had a wet day in her short visit to the U.K.slightly earlier on in the year.

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