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Blickling Hall 4/5

The main garden is to the South East of the hall and that is where this picture of that aspect of the Hall was taken, although I will show you a bit more of the garden next week. During World War II the house was requisitioned and served as the Officers Mess of nearby RAF Oulton. It was at this time that the house and its estate passed to The National Trust, under the terms of the Country Houses Scheme.

Blickling Hall 4/5

The main garden is to the South East of the hall and that is where this picture of that aspect of the Hall was taken, although I will show you a bit more of the garden next week. During World War II the house was requisitioned and served as the Officers Mess of nearby RAF Oulton. It was at this time that the house and its estate passed to The National Trust, under the terms of the Country Houses Scheme.

comments (21)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 25 Oct 2012, 01:54
Darn!

Its a pity that contrary urn-like thing jumped in front of you as you were taking this fine pic, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Perhaps I should have moved it out of the way Ray, and cut the hedge down smile
I love this view, Brian!
Brian Walbey: So do I, fine looking house isn't it.
You framed grand hall beautifully Brian... what marvelous architecture....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Peter, isn't it a fine looking building.
Imagine having to keep those lawns tidy
Brian Walbey: They have a big tractor mower, it was working on another lawn area at the time, in the rain!
Wonderful shot Brian. Manicured lawns and swept gravel just oozes "stately home".
Brian Walbey: Thanks Sheila, they were busy cutting one of the other lawns at the time I took this, in the rain!
Well, it is quite apparent that the family have urned a penny or two.
Brian Walbey: I'll let you off that awful pun Richard, it was a bit early, well 8:38 is earlyish for me!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 25 Oct 2012, 08:50
How beautifully well tended it is
Brian Walbey: Yes the gardens are well looked after, I am showing them next week, and one of the other lawns was being cut when I took this, in the rain!
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet
  • 25 Oct 2012, 09:07
Interesting pattern of chimneys that seem to be conveying a code.
Brian Walbey: They have a fine array of chimneyidge Chad, I'll leave you to work out the mathematical significance of their layout.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 25 Oct 2012, 09:14
Looks good with your choice of foreground, Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Lisl.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Oct 2012, 09:40
A classic shot Brian - would look good on the cover of their brochure.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Mike, it is a good viewpoint.
I like the large vase in the front, makes perspective better
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chantal, so do I, Ray is slightly more tentative on that score smile
Another fine capture in this excellent series Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Fred.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Oct 2012, 12:59
It looks pristine. Nothing at all says this is the 21st century rather than a year or so after the house was first built.
Brian Walbey: The gardens are well looked after as is the house it seems, and because it was drizzling the place was more or less clear of GUW thankfully.
A good POV Brian, I like the topiary!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Martin, I have topiary better than this from somewhere else I will be posting in a few weeks time.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 25 Oct 2012, 13:37
This is a very noble, elegant, well cared for estate - and I assume the formal garden is a delight, too.
Brian Walbey: Indeed it is Philine, and next week you will get to see a bit of the gardens.
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Oct 2012, 16:58
Looks good to me.
Brian Walbey: Yes a nice place to visit John if you ever get up near Norwich.
Very nicely framed with this foregroung Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, the urn makes a good foreground.
  • Sally
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Oct 2012, 19:21
Isn't it stunning. A superb shot Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Sally, I'm blushing at your praise, well nearly anyway smile
You've convinced me with this fine composition. I'm going to put an offer in!
Brian Walbey: And why not Dave, become Lord of the Manor, and just think of all those thousands of visitors you will be getting every year.
Trust the officer class to do themselves proud!
Brian Walbey: Indeed Tom, with an army of flunkeys to look after them no doubt.
Lovely picture, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Graeme.

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