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Hardwick Hall 5/7

Hardwick Hall is one of the most significant Elizabethan country houses in England. In common with architect Robert Smythson's other works at both Longleat House and Wollaton Hall, Hardwick Hall is one of the earliest examples of the English interpretation of the Renaissance style of architecture, which came into fashion when it was no longer thought necessary to fortify one's home. This is the “back” entrance front to the house which faces towards the East.

Hardwick Hall 5/7

Hardwick Hall is one of the most significant Elizabethan country houses in England. In common with architect Robert Smythson's other works at both Longleat House and Wollaton Hall, Hardwick Hall is one of the earliest examples of the English interpretation of the Renaissance style of architecture, which came into fashion when it was no longer thought necessary to fortify one's home. This is the “back” entrance front to the house which faces towards the East.

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  • Frances
  • United States
  • 15 Mar 2013, 00:13
Stunning architect shot Brian! The grounds are impeccable, great capture smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Frances.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 15 Mar 2013, 01:46
Impressive, in a massive sort of a way. The topiarist should be taken out the back and soundly whipped, though!
Brian Walbey: I don't mind the tree but the base of the foliage needs a tidy up.
This is a wonderful stately hall very well framed Brian...
i have to agree with Ray... it`s simply not right to try to make a Christmas tree out of a deciduous tree smile....petersmile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 15 Mar 2013, 07:03
Glad you mentioned Longleat: this is what it reminds me of
Brian Walbey: As would Wollaton hall in Nottingham if you ever saw it.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 15 Mar 2013, 07:08
I like the sound of "back entrance front," Brian. Elizabeth aka ES sure had quite the place to live. smile
Brian Walbey: Not a bad little pad is it.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 15 Mar 2013, 07:47
This is something the British are known for, the enormous houses royalty had and still have.
They sure picked nice locations and know how to make them fabulous.
That grass is something else, like that tree.
Great shot.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Astrid, I quite like the tree also.
Superb structure. I would have a nap in the shade of the trees...
Brian Walbey: I think I could also Richard, with a tray of drinks delivered to me by my Butler.
  • Chad
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 15 Mar 2013, 09:30
Now this tree is in full view Brian, a nicely topiaried tree.
Brian Walbey: It does need a bit of a tidy up round the bottom of the foliage.
Gosh, there are as many windows on this side. Hard to find a dark corner in this place.
Brian Walbey: This place has windows like this all round Mary, I guess it meant that not a lot of lighting was required all the time.
Love that tree, contrasting nicely with the forms of the building Brian.
Brian Walbey: Yes two entirely different shapes aren't they.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 15 Mar 2013, 11:23
a wonderful, impressive building - I have to look into my photo albums- it might be that I have been there?
Brian Walbey: It is indeed Philine. It is in the Midlands area midway between Sheffield and Nottingham, just off our M1 motorway.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 Mar 2013, 12:20
Now you've mentioned the reference to Longleat, I can see the connection now. I like the tree!
Brian Walbey: I said to Chris if you ever saw Wollaton Hall in Nottingham you would also see the likeness with that.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 15 Mar 2013, 12:43
Great capture of this super looking building
Brian Walbey: Thanks vintage.
I'm taken with the elaborate railings along the roof, Brian; especially those with the crowns.
Love the deep rich colours you've captured so beautifully.
Brian Walbey: Yes it is fine roof edging isn't it. I gave this a very slight touch of Topaz Adjust which slightly lifted the colours a bit.
Unlike others I like topiary Brian.
Brian Walbey: I don't mind it either Bill but it has to be neat and tidy for me.
Beautifully manicured grounds; you've framed this nicely Brian smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Martin.
And sheer hell to keep warm in the winter!
Brian Walbey: No doubt about that Tom.
I like the tree shape featured in the shot with the grand building. It's different and unexpected.
Brian Walbey: They clash yet look good together don't they.
The lighting on the tree and lawn makes a very good picture, Briian.
Brian Walbey: Yes we were very lucky with the amount of sunshine that day.

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