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photoblog image A Stroll At Kedleston Hall 2/7

A Stroll At Kedleston Hall 2/7

There is a large lake in front of Kedleston Hall divided by a beautiful bridge that I have featured earlier as a series on Shutterchance, and which you will see again later in the week. The first water in the garden was a series of canals and ponds designed by Charles Bridgeman but when Robert Adams was employed to completely re-landscape the parkland these larger, and more picturesque, lakes were formed.  The centrepiece of this part of the lakes is a small island of which you will get a bit more idea tomorrow.


By the way Happy Birthday to me today, the next BIG number gets nearer every year!!

 

A Stroll At Kedleston Hall 2/7

There is a large lake in front of Kedleston Hall divided by a beautiful bridge that I have featured earlier as a series on Shutterchance, and which you will see again later in the week. The first water in the garden was a series of canals and ponds designed by Charles Bridgeman but when Robert Adams was employed to completely re-landscape the parkland these larger, and more picturesque, lakes were formed.  The centrepiece of this part of the lakes is a small island of which you will get a bit more idea tomorrow.


By the way Happy Birthday to me today, the next BIG number gets nearer every year!!

 

comments (21)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 24 Jul 2012, 00:43
When we get to a certain age, Brian, the numbers are all big!

Really like the weeping willows that have taken up residence on that pretty little island.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray, it is lovely parkland.
It is a pleasure of mine to wish you a very happy birthday Brian, in between Bridgeman and Adams, two milestones of garden design. Cheers!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Juan.
Magnificent Brian... i like the way that the Willows kiss the water on the pond....petersmile
Brian Walbey: I really like this part of the parkland Peter.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 24 Jul 2012, 04:44
Happy Birthday to you, have a great day and enjoy every second.
Don't worry about the BIG number....
This is an absolute wonderful picture of a great place. Love the trees on the island.
Love the crop of the picture.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Astrid, sadly the big number is the same as the one Ginnie will reach a short while after me! The parkland at Kedleston is beautiful as you will see during the week if you have time to look in.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 24 Jul 2012, 05:36
Mnay Happy Returns, brian - what is that - BIG 50?
Brian Walbey: Thanks Lisl, and no not 50, or 60, you work it out smile
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 24 Jul 2012, 06:08
LOL at Lisl. Not that you wish to be 50 again, right? smile

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ginnie. I'm still a couple of years ahead of you, but to be 50 again, I'm not sure, it would mean having to go to work with no time for cameras, photographs and SC., that doesn't sound good.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 24 Jul 2012, 06:15
Well you've got a fine view here for your birthday Brian: have a good one
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chris, Kedleston has some fine parkland.
  • Richard T
  • Suffolk till the end of the month.
  • 24 Jul 2012, 06:37
We don't seem to have designers in the style of Bridgeman and Adams any more ... does this mean the demise of the aristocracy.

I hope you enjoy blowing out all the candles in one go Brian.
Brian Walbey: Indeed we don't Richard, and those we do have are probably trying to pay off zillions in death duties from some ancestor. A cake wouldn't be big enough to get all my candles on sadly.
Happy Birthday Brian!!! I think forgetting how old you are when you pass 60 is the best tactic! nice picture of the lake
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill, I've forgotten how old I am already, it's somewhere between 67 and 69 I think!!
very nice park
Brian Walbey: Indeed it is Chantal.
Another lovely panorama Brian - hope the fine weather helps make it a fine day for you!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Fred, the weather has certainly been kind so far today.
This is such a beautiful scene. I love the weeping willows on the island (or peninsula. Perfect shot, Brian.

Happy birthday to you, Brian and don't worry about those big ones.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Mary, it is a lovely area of parkland to walk and photograph in.
  • Pedroeric
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 Jul 2012, 11:53
What that twenty one Brian, happy birthday and have a good one.
Brian Walbey: Twenty-one Peter, my word that was an awfully long time ago. Thanks for your good wishes.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 24 Jul 2012, 13:20
Happy Birthday to you! It is a sunny day, and Maureen will have baked a fine cake for you - I could imagine to sit on the green and to enjoy the lovely eiland with the willows (and their reflections!) -this is my favourite kind of English landscape garden!
Brian Walbey: Yes it would be nice to be in this beautiful parkland today of all days. Unfortunately Maureen has other things on today so no cake I'm afraid!! She is also fetching somebody from our church home from hospital this evening after he had an operation so that is her good deed for today and I won't mind about that.
I could quite fancy being landed gentrysmile Nice landscape and shot Brian
Brian Walbey: So could I John as long as I didn't have to pay the bills!
There is something so serene in seeing weeping willows reflected in water, Brian. You've captured that feeling beautifully in this lovely shot.

Wishing you a very happy birthday! Enjoy your day.
Brian Walbey: Indeed there is Beverly, the reflections really help this picture. I did have a very pleasant birthday thanks.
Happy Birthday to you Brian.
The view is splendid!
... ... ... HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRIAN ... ... ...

Ahhh... so many of your country pix just gives me a moment to pause and take a deep breath. ...
Then I want to go for a walk. : )
Brian Walbey: Thanks Jacquelyn, I had a nice day yesterday. We are so lucky in the U.K.with all of our lovely scenery.
Happy Happy Birthday Brian! I'm sorry I missed the actual day. And remember, my grandmother is going to be 101 - THAT's a BIG number!!! smile
Brian Walbey: That is a big number Elizabeth, may it continue to grow for a few more years yet.
I wouldn't mind this as my back garden! And a Happy Birthday, too! And 40 is not such a big number, you know smile
Brian Walbey: I wish at 40 Tom, that was a few years ago now. If this was my back garden I would enjoy it all the time I think, it must appear so different through all the seasons.
Lovely image and happy birthday!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much David, I had a very enjoyable birthday.

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