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Ickworth House 5/7

On the way home from our Suffolk holiday we called in at Ickworth House, a National Trust property just outside Bury St.Edmunds.

 

Ickworth has a considerable number of rooms one can visit but rather than shoot lots of images of just anything I mainly took a few like this and have made up this collage of three of the fireplaces in different rooms.

 

The National Trust site for Ickworth is here    

 

For those of you who take a break from SC.at weekends you will return on Monday to find my Suffolk selections have ended and will be replaced by something completely different.

Ickworth House 5/7

On the way home from our Suffolk holiday we called in at Ickworth House, a National Trust property just outside Bury St.Edmunds.

 

Ickworth has a considerable number of rooms one can visit but rather than shoot lots of images of just anything I mainly took a few like this and have made up this collage of three of the fireplaces in different rooms.

 

The National Trust site for Ickworth is here    

 

For those of you who take a break from SC.at weekends you will return on Monday to find my Suffolk selections have ended and will be replaced by something completely different.

comments (24)

you have captured these so well, very good
Brian Walbey: Thanks Derek.
Lovely triptych, very well presented. It looks a fabulous place to visit.
Brian Walbey: It is a lovely house Ellie.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 3 Dec 2010, 01:35
Excellent montage, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray.
looks like quite an estate. nice of them to let you take pictures smile
Brian Walbey: Most National Trust houses let one use cameras Charles, but not the flash.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 3 Dec 2010, 07:29
Tremendous photos
Brian Walbey: Thanks vintage.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 3 Dec 2010, 07:30
I can imagine a coffee-table art book of just fireplaces alone, Brian. Wouldn't that be something! You could be the one to do it. smile
Brian Walbey: Good idea Ginnie, since we joined NT in the summer I have taken quite a few fireplaces, I promise not to bore you all with them though.
Everything points to Ickworth being a very luxurious place, now and in the past
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed it is/was Sheila.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Dec 2010, 08:28
Hmmmm.. not of them are to my taste for humble abode but worthy of a visit. A fine presentation, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Alan.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 3 Dec 2010, 08:30
It is amazing, those fireplaces are beautiful, and well needed these days... wink
Beautiful collage.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Astrid. These old houses are full of beautiful things like this. I guess you must have the same over there.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 3 Dec 2010, 08:46
This is nice Brian: must visit some day
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chris. Chad said the same about a visit, perhaps the two of you should have a boys awayday thingy and overnight in Cambridge or somewhere nearby, Bury St.Edmunds is quite nice and is just down the road.
  • Chantal
  • Nederland
  • 3 Dec 2010, 08:51
this is real old style, renaissance?
Brian Walbey: And very lovely as well Chantal.
Wonderful warming up images by these days Brian. So nicely presented!
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Richard.
Fascinating insight, Ickworth seems so well furnished and maintained.
With the rooms were you kept at a distance by barriers or were you able to walk around ?
Brian Walbey: Like most NT houses it is well presented and looked after Martin. There were rope barriers in most rooms, understanable I suppose.
  • Aussie
  • a very wet rocky
  • 3 Dec 2010, 09:43
lovely images. everything in the right hand side pic matches so beautifully
Brian Walbey: Indeed it does Aussie, thanks very much.
Fantastic fireplaces and oh, the paintings! Excellent to see.
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed Mary, a lovely house.
So much to look at, I wouldn't know what to photograph first lol, Very nice collection Brian smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Linda, one could easily take a lot of photos in places like this but patience is needed to avoid all the other visitors.
I shall have a look over the weekend and await the something with interestsmile
Brian Walbey: I hope you enjoy what you see then Bill.
Exquisite fireplaces Brian. Well presented
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Janet.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 3 Dec 2010, 15:46
If I were a burglar I would like to burgal this place.
Brian Walbey: And so would many others Chad.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 3 Dec 2010, 20:59
Elegantly and richly equipped rooms, well looked after by NT - nice to see different fireplaces! I recognize a copy of the famous kissing Amor & Psyche statue in one niche of the fireplace on the right side- the figures are partly naked or hardly dressed up, no wonder, around those fireplaces it may be cosily warm!
Brian Walbey: They are indeed lovely fireplaces Philine, thanks.
  • Les Auld
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Dec 2010, 22:59
Looks an interesting place to visit Brian, an interesting series.
Brian Walbey: It is Les, thanks very much.
  • Peter
  • Canada
  • 4 Dec 2010, 05:03
I have enjoyed your Suffolk series very much Brian....BTW i like the center fireplace myselfgrin....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Peter, just one more to go on Sunday and then boys toys from Monday?
A delightful glimpse of opulence Brian
Brian Walbey: And also the rooms all round these foreplaces as well Pamela.
Fine interiors. They have a nice 'light' feeling to them, so many old houses are rather gloomy.
Brian Walbey: I seem to remember this house was quite bright in general John.

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