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photoblog image Sudbury Hall Re-visited 5/5

Sudbury Hall Re-visited 5/5

Two weeks ago I showed you Sudbury Hall from the outside and also the church next to the house.  In October we returned and went inside the house.  This short series is a few of the shots I took during that visit and, being a National Trust property, they were all taken hand-held without flash as per the regulations.

 

The biggest room in the house is the Long Gallery, and this is just one end of it.

 

I deliberately haven't shown it all because behind me are crowds of visitors and some craft demonstrations going on, I had to wait a while even to get this part empty of visitors.

 

There is a picture showing a bit more of the Long Gallery here

 

An interesting point if you look carefully is the existence of two pieces of cord on the chair to deter visitors from sitting on it, this was a general feature throughout the house.

Sudbury Hall Re-visited 5/5

Two weeks ago I showed you Sudbury Hall from the outside and also the church next to the house.  In October we returned and went inside the house.  This short series is a few of the shots I took during that visit and, being a National Trust property, they were all taken hand-held without flash as per the regulations.

 

The biggest room in the house is the Long Gallery, and this is just one end of it.

 

I deliberately haven't shown it all because behind me are crowds of visitors and some craft demonstrations going on, I had to wait a while even to get this part empty of visitors.

 

There is a picture showing a bit more of the Long Gallery here

 

An interesting point if you look carefully is the existence of two pieces of cord on the chair to deter visitors from sitting on it, this was a general feature throughout the house.

comments (14)

  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 31 Dec 2010, 06:33
The first thing I see, Brian, is all that open space for a good dance to bring in the new year. smile
Brian Walbey: I presume that was part of the reason for this big room Ginnie, New Years Eve, the ladies in their finery and the men in their dinner suits, an orchestra playing quietly in the background and a fine table of festive fare. That would do quite nicely thankyou.
  • Chantal
  • Nederland
  • 31 Dec 2010, 07:05
I like the colour tone, so natural.

Have a good new years eve and see ya in 2011!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chantal and the same wishes go to you.
What a pleasant room with all this open space. I like the light.
Brian Walbey: It is a lovely room Richard and very long.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 31 Dec 2010, 08:38
You were lucky to get the place to yourself Brian - if only briefly
Brian Walbey: I had to wait quite a while for this moment Chris, there are hoards of folks behind me.
Another cracker Brian, you are so thorough and focussed when you 'do a place'. Happy New Year to you.
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Martin and a Happy 2011 to you also.
Good space for a party, Happy New Year Brian.
Brian Walbey: Loads of room for a party John. A Happy 2011 to you also.
That's a pretty nice ceiling, Brian - good shot overall, too!
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Tom.
Some fine plasterwork on that ceiling by the look of it Brian. You have kept it very sharp for such a slow shutter speed
Brian Walbey: It is a fine room Bill, perhaps you might see it for yourself next year.
Thats a really good shot Brian. Especially given the circumstances. You really are making Sudbury Hall a very attractive place.
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Sheila. Next week I am taking you all to North Wales for a few weeks.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 31 Dec 2010, 16:01
Oh, a wonderful photo that captures very well the grandeur and elegance of this gallery -the frames of the paintings are golden glittering, the colours look very candid - it reminds me of some NT houses I visited the last years, for instance Lanhydrock House in Cornwall. Yes, I remember the cords on the chairs- sometimes I would have liked to sit down there- but one of the honorarily working ladies would have forbidden it at once!
I wish you a happy and healthy new year!
Brian Walbey: Have a very good 2011 yourself Philine. I suspect you would like this house, and its delightful little church next door, very much.
What a decor to celebrate a New Year Eve!!! Great!

Happy New Year, Brian and family!!
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Marion, greetings to you and yours also.
  • Peter
  • Canada
  • 31 Dec 2010, 19:46
I like how you have captured the light here Brian.....well done.

Happy New Year from our house to your house.
Penny and ....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Peter.
A beautiful room with which to close the Sudbury Hall series, Brian. Enjoyed the tour very much, indeed.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Beverly.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 12 Jan 2011, 07:58
A beautiful room, and beautifully photographed, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray.

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