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Blickling Hall 5/5

The final shot of the South East facing aspect of the Hall taken from the garden whilst trying to dodge the intermittent rain. At the end of the war, the house was de-requisitioned. The National Trust again let it to tenants until 1960, when the Trust began the work to restore the house to a style reflecting its history. The house and grounds were opened to the public in 1962 and remain open under the name "Blickling Hall, Garden & Park".  You can just make out the lake at the rear of the house but sadly the rain, and lack of time, we were on the way to visit relatives, meant we didn't have time to explore the parkland and lake area, or indeed go in the house, next time perhaps.

 

Blickling Hall 5/5

The final shot of the South East facing aspect of the Hall taken from the garden whilst trying to dodge the intermittent rain. At the end of the war, the house was de-requisitioned. The National Trust again let it to tenants until 1960, when the Trust began the work to restore the house to a style reflecting its history. The house and grounds were opened to the public in 1962 and remain open under the name "Blickling Hall, Garden & Park".  You can just make out the lake at the rear of the house but sadly the rain, and lack of time, we were on the way to visit relatives, meant we didn't have time to explore the parkland and lake area, or indeed go in the house, next time perhaps.

 

comments (18)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 26 Oct 2012, 02:13
Beautiful crisp shot, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray.
and this is a grand view of the estate and gardens!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Elizabeth, no doubt somewhat greener than your garden.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 26 Oct 2012, 06:48
You have given us a very good feel for the place Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chris, I hope you enjoy seeing the main part of the garden next week.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 26 Oct 2012, 08:19
Another image fit for a visitor's brochure, Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Ginnie.
a shame you couldn't go inside Brian
Brian Walbey: Yes, Maureen has an elderly Aunt and Uncle (90+) living not far away and we were seeing them later on.
Too bad this series has come to an end
Brian Walbey: That's a nice thing to say Chantal, thanks. Hopefully you will enjoy seeing the main part of the gardens next week.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 26 Oct 2012, 10:14
So few photos of this fabulous place Brian, oh well time and tide wait for no man.
Brian Walbey: Like all such places Chad in books and magazines usually they only have pictures of the front, rather like my opening shot on Monday.
A fine end to a superb series Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Fred, hopefully you will enjoy seeing some of the garden next week.
A fine shot of house and garden Brian. It's quite a pile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Janet, indeed it is a fine house, next time I hope we get time to go inside.
A lovely shot Brian......can you imagine living there & waking up to this view every morning? smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Martin. I can imagine waking up there and having loads of servants to do my every bidding.
It is certainly a house that says 'power'!
Brian Walbey: Yes it does Tom, I think a lot of important people lived there in the past.
Wonderful series Brian. Thoughtfully put together.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Richard.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 26 Oct 2012, 17:31
Nearly missed this one today, Brian - I must have been day-dreaming. This has been a super series - very warm with that lovely brick
Brian Walbey: Thanks Lisl, I think the brick is a lovely colour also.
Beautiful shot with a great colours contrast Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Richard.
Another fine picture, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Graeme.
  • Sally
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 26 Oct 2012, 19:16
I think you've been photographing a chocolate box Brian! Gorgeous shot.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Sally, it has that look about it. In the camera club world, to which I have been a member for many years, if a Judge says something is "chocolate box" he/she therefore classes it as a pretty picture that is not worthy of serious consideration, I just bite my tongue, and that is why when somebody on SC.says that, I take it as great praise and that they are pleased to see my picture whatever some 'old codger' thinks.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 26 Oct 2012, 21:53
A cracking view across part of the garden and the wonderful house. I like the shaped bushes very much.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Alan, the bushes are great aren't they.
another one of your textbook landscapes Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Juan.

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