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Belton House - Part 1 5/5

Another shot in the Italian Garden showing the corner of the Orangery and the delightful church built in the grounds of the house.  Needless to say I will feature more of the church later in the series.

 

I have discovered that Belton House was used for the filming of the T.V.productions of Jane Eyre and Pride and Prejudice so Mr.Darcy, or should I say Colin Firth will have strolled these very grounds.  There is more information and pictures about that here >> http://austenonly.com/2010/08/17/jane-austen-film-and-tv-locations-belton-house-part-1/

Belton House - Part 1 5/5

Another shot in the Italian Garden showing the corner of the Orangery and the delightful church built in the grounds of the house.  Needless to say I will feature more of the church later in the series.

 

I have discovered that Belton House was used for the filming of the T.V.productions of Jane Eyre and Pride and Prejudice so Mr.Darcy, or should I say Colin Firth will have strolled these very grounds.  There is more information and pictures about that here >> http://austenonly.com/2010/08/17/jane-austen-film-and-tv-locations-belton-house-part-1/

comments (21)

Charming little series, Brian. I particularly like the courtyard and bell tower.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Graeme.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 17 Jun 2011, 00:35
Attractive formal garden...
Brian Walbey: It is Ray but nobody seems to have picked up on the lovely little church in the background.
I like this view much more than yesterday Brian....great composition of curves and straight lines...fine framing....it must take an army of gardeners to keep this place so trimmed up and filled with flowers.....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Peter. The idea of this shot was to lead the eye to the church but no one has picked up on that.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 17 Jun 2011, 07:28
This is certainly hallowed ground if the great Mr Firth bestrode it's lawns Brian
Brian Walbey: Indeed Chris, next time I go I will bow to the very earth on which he trod!
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 17 Jun 2011, 07:33
Aha! I'll have to go back to my copy of Pride and Prejudice and see if I can now recognize the place, Brian. Thanks for that trivia. I love stuff like that. smile
Brian Walbey: Well the series has another few weeks to in total Ginnie with the house inside, the church and the Orangery so there might well be something you recognise from the DVD.
A lovely formal garden Brian
Brian Walbey: It is indeed Bill, but no one has picked up on the lovely church in the background, oh well!
Delightful looking place, another one for my "must" list
Brian Walbey: Well worth a visit, just the other side of Grantham, give us a metaphorical wave as you pass through the Loughborough area.
well maintained gardens are so nice to see
Brian Walbey: They are indeed Chantal.
This is my favourite of the series Brian.
Brian Walbey: And mine so far Jacquelin, it is the delightful church in the background that is the bit of the shot I like.
Formal gardens are beautiful in their own way. This looks a delight.
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed, thanks Mary.
Really like the perspective of this one. The gardens may be Italian, Brian, but location is unmistakably British. Loved Colin Firth's portrayal of George VI; his oscar win was well earned.
Brian Walbey: Yes it is a lovely garden, I still haven't seen the film you mention.
Nicely captured Brian, great colour again
Brian Walbey: Thanks John.
wow that is just lovely! a great garden and nicely composed image! smile
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Charles.
Beautifully crisp and colourful image, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tom.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 17 Jun 2011, 20:46
Oh yes, a lovely, well cared for formal garden - the orangerie is as impressive as the English yews, pottery ... not to forget the "delightful church". Your information about the Charlotte Bront├ź and Jane Austen films is interesting, and I followed your link - I imagined an English garden landscape with a river as I read "Pride and Prejudice" and accompagnied Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet while walking along Pemperley. As Jane Austen fan I should visit one day Belton House, too - oh, happy England owns such a lot of beautiful houses! The yews remind me of Lanhydrock House and Garden in Cornwall. And when we'll travel to the Lake District we will visit some lovely gardens and manor houses.
Brian Walbey: No doubt you will see some lovely places in the Lake District Philine, we haven't been there for many years. You do have some excellent places to visit in your country though don't you.
  • Ray
  • Manila, Philippines
  • 18 Jun 2011, 01:49
If you want me to attend to the church, Brian, you are going to have to take away the delightful garden in front of it.

[grin]
Brian Walbey: I was greedy and wanted to include both Ray.
Now that you mention Colin Firth I have even more interest in this place! Just kidding! You've presented a wonderful series that made want to visit before you mentioned him! smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Elizabeth all you ladies and your references to Colin Firth make we mere mortal men seem a bit inadequatesmile I hope you enjoy the rest of the series, 3 more weeks to go.
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 18 Jun 2011, 09:00
Beautiful garden
Brian Walbey: Yes it is indeed Aussie.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Jun 2011, 18:24
These fine country house make a very useful income from the TV and film companies. I like the curve of the wall here and the fine church in the background.
Brian Walbey: They do indeed Alan, thanks for your comment.
That is a fine looking church just past the garden Brian....it has two different types of arches Roman and Venetian ....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed Pater, I am featuring the church for a week in this series, there are some great things inside.
Looking forward to it!
Brian Walbey: Well thanks very much Elizabeth.

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