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Staunton Harold 3/10

Looking down over Church Pool at Staunton Harold you see the Golden Gates, a 17th.Century baroque gateway which originally stood at the entrance to the bowling green of the formal gardens laid out by the 1st.Earl Ferrers.  They were probably moved to their present position when the 5th.Earl had the grounds re-landscaped.  The actual gates are now at the Norfolk home of the 13th.Earl.

Staunton Harold 3/10

Looking down over Church Pool at Staunton Harold you see the Golden Gates, a 17th.Century baroque gateway which originally stood at the entrance to the bowling green of the formal gardens laid out by the 1st.Earl Ferrers.  They were probably moved to their present position when the 5th.Earl had the grounds re-landscaped.  The actual gates are now at the Norfolk home of the 13th.Earl.

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Beautiful landscape Brian and very interesting to read the history smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Frances.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 28 Dec 2011, 00:34
I really like the undulations here, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Yes it is a nice bit of the estate.
Goodness, so much to see in that wonderful spot!
Brian Walbey: There is another beautiful lake off to the left of the bridge.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 28 Dec 2011, 06:32
Certainly there has been a lot of landscaping hereabouts Brian: love the lake and Cedar tree
Brian Walbey: I believe, from what I've read, the whole estate has been landscaped, and re-landscpaed, several times over the centuries.
nice overview
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chantal.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 28 Dec 2011, 08:16
I love saying it, Brian: this looks so English! smile
Brian Walbey: You always say that Ginnie, but of course it does. Just wait till you see the church next week.
  • lisl
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 Dec 2011, 08:20
An enjoyable series, as ever, Brian
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Lisl.
a rather splendid gateway Brian
Brian Walbey: It is indeed Bill, more details of them tomorrow.
A splendid piece of Landscape Brian
Brian Walbey: Yes it is very nice there Martin.
I like your less than traditional shooting angles for this place
Brian Walbey: Yes most pictures of Staunton look much the same so I tried for something a bit different.
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 28 Dec 2011, 10:04
Lovely scene, good composition
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Aussie.
Nice bit of park landscape.
Brian Walbey: Yes it is very nice Tom.
lovely spot, nice job!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Rob.
What a wonderful view Brian. It looks so British!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, it is in the heart of the East Midlands, one can't get much more British (English) than that.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Dec 2011, 13:54
A reminder of warmer and greener times, Brian!
Brian Walbey: Indeed Ingrid, although it has been very pleasant round our way for the last couple of days, good enough for me to take some shots at the Great Central Railway near Loughborough today.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 28 Dec 2011, 17:38
You must magically have been attracted by this Lebanese cedar and the benches like me - yes, I could while there for some time, too! I have to admit that the cedars in the English gardens are always so fascinating for me - they don't grow in our gardens. I would like to have a closer look at the gate.
Brian Walbey: Then look in tomorrow Philine because you will see the gate in much more detail
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Dec 2011, 20:03
All this looks very grand. I wouldn't mind an entrance like that - oh, and a pond wink
Brian Walbey: No I wouldn't mind both of those things either as long as someone else looked after the pond Alan.
  • Fred Adams
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 Dec 2011, 21:32
Wonderful scenery Brian
Brian Walbey: Yes the house is set in a very nice area of countryside Fred.
Definitely a place to visit Brian, some good shots here.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Les.

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