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photoblog image Thoresby Hall - The Great Hall

Thoresby Hall - The Great Hall

2009 Retrospective - I had a number of images I took last year that I would have liked to have posted on SC but time didn't allow.  For the time being I am posting a number of these, in no particular order, which I hope you will enjoy.

Last year on 21st.May I posted an image of Thoresby Hall Hotel in Nottinghamshire, the pride of Warners Hotels collection.  This is a shot of the Great Hall taken through one of the arches looking across to the Grand Staircase.

Here one can sit and relax with a drink and read or just watch the world go by imagining you are back in the days when this was the home of a very rich family.  Maureen is just left of centre in the stripey top reading a book.


I have posted some more images, some from SC and some not, over the weekend.  I f you want to take a look they are here



Thoresby Hall - The Great Hall

2009 Retrospective - I had a number of images I took last year that I would have liked to have posted on SC but time didn't allow.  For the time being I am posting a number of these, in no particular order, which I hope you will enjoy.

Last year on 21st.May I posted an image of Thoresby Hall Hotel in Nottinghamshire, the pride of Warners Hotels collection.  This is a shot of the Great Hall taken through one of the arches looking across to the Grand Staircase.

Here one can sit and relax with a drink and read or just watch the world go by imagining you are back in the days when this was the home of a very rich family.  Maureen is just left of centre in the stripey top reading a book.


I have posted some more images, some from SC and some not, over the weekend.  I f you want to take a look they are here



comments (26)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 15 Mar 2010, 00:39
Sumptuous...in more ways than one.
Brian Walbey: The whole house is very posh Ray and comfortable.
looks like a nice place to forget about the world and hustle and just relax
Brian Walbey: It is very comfortable altogether Derek.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 15 Mar 2010, 06:55
Wow, l would just be wandering around looking at everything, we just dont get that here
Brian Walbey: It is a great building inside and out Tony and even the modern extensions are in harmony to the original.
Very posh!
Brian Walbey: And very comfortable as well Bill.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 15 Mar 2010, 07:33
It feels like a different world, Brian, like something out of "The English Patient" type of movie.
Brian Walbey: It is a lovely house Ginnie, even the modern extension is sympathetic to the original.
  • chad
  • wherever I hang my mask.
  • 15 Mar 2010, 07:54
I like the 'his and hers' lookouts.
Brian Walbey: I think you'd like more than that with this place Chad.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 15 Mar 2010, 08:02
This looks as if the Victorians might have been getting in on the act Brian
Brian Walbey: They might well have Chris, is is a nice place to stay.
Well at least some one realised the photographic potential and buck(ed) his ideas up before his wife said come along deer one photograph is enough.

richard
Brian Walbey: More than one photo was taken by me here Richard, Maureen quietly kept her nose in her novel.
Pretty sumptuous, Brian - it can't be far from Sheffield - I'll have to try a visit!
Brian Walbey: Well worth a visit Tom and it wouldn't be much more than an hour or so from Sheffield, its in the Mansfield/Worksop area.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 15 Mar 2010, 09:37
Looks very grand! A wonderful place to sit and drink in the atmosphere.
Ingrid
Brian Walbey: A very relaxing place altogether Ingrid.
All very upper crust Brian..A good POV for this as well.
Brian Walbey: It was upper crust at one time Ron, now it's just poor old pensioners like we of senior years.
So much to look at, it would take all day just to take in everything in this room.smile
Brian Walbey: There is lots to see in this room Linda, it is lovely.
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 15 Mar 2010, 11:37
Love the composition. Many things to keep the eyes interested. well done
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed Savo, a shot of the windows tomorrow.
What a sumptuous place! Very nicely captured Brian.
Brian Walbey: It is lovely Richard, we have been there three times now.
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 15 Mar 2010, 11:57
What a wonderful looking room
Brian Walbey: It is a lovely room vintage, or hall as they call it.
great shot and dynamic range.
this really works..
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Rob.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 Mar 2010, 12:53
Oooerr.. looks very grand, Brian. Not a bit like a Travelodge - thankfully! Did one have to dress for dinner - "Gentlemen are requested to wear a jacket" type of thing?
Brian Walbey: It is a taf more comfortable than Travelodge Alan and a bit more expensive but dress is tidily formal for dinner.
Nice image Brian. That deer right in the foreground makes it diffferent to most shots of the hall, I should think.
Brian Walbey: At first the deer was in the way but then I managed to include it in a way that I hope works.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 15 Mar 2010, 21:28
Yes, a feel like in good old times- a cosy, elegant, and restful atmosphere like in an Victorian Spa Hotel. I would like to sit now down there in one of the fine chairs and to read one of the newspapers!
Brian Walbey: I'm sure you would thoroughly enjoy relaxing in this lovely hall Philine, we did.
  • Les Auld
  • United Kingdom
  • 15 Mar 2010, 22:24
A great bit of statuary Brian, just right for the room. Nice capture.
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Les.
Lovely place, I like the atmosphere and the light.
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Valerie.
This is very grand Brian - I would love to sit here awhile and drink tea. The stag is very impressive
Brian Walbey: We enjoyed our sits in the hall Pam, with tea of course. The stag seemed to be in the way then I thought I would include it and it seems to work.
Really great detail here! It's busy, but it works...
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Mark.
Beautiful composition, phenomenal detailing!
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Derek.
This shot is a bit too crowded for me, I have no clue where to look. What is the main focus?? The stag? Then it is underexposed. The people enjoying a relaxed afternoon? Then I would have taken the shot from a different angle, beyond the statue. The arches are a nice way of framing the picture, but if you do so, you'd make it look nicer if the ceiling of the arch would have been in the shot too, not only the sides.

I do see the grandeur of the house, but I think you could get much more out of it, composition wise.
Brian Walbey: I couldn't agree more Marion, I posted it really just to show what a lovely place it is in general, I also did some more "artistic" type shots but wasn't pleased with them in the end.
I would love to see those though!!! smile
Brian Walbey: Perhpas one day Marion, I wasn't too pleased with them although I did post this http://brianaw.shutterchance.com/photoblog/Thoresby_Hall_-_Great_Hall_Windows_/

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