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photoblog image Charlecote Manor - Inside 7/7

Charlecote Manor - Inside 7/7

No visit to Charlecote Manor, Warwickshire would be complete without reference to the bard, William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon, which of course is only a few miles down the road. Whether he ever went to the manor I don’t know but this fine half statue of him is on display in one of the rooms. Tomorrow we will have a further look round outside, but not at the house itself.

Charlecote Manor - Inside 7/7

No visit to Charlecote Manor, Warwickshire would be complete without reference to the bard, William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon, which of course is only a few miles down the road. Whether he ever went to the manor I don’t know but this fine half statue of him is on display in one of the rooms. Tomorrow we will have a further look round outside, but not at the house itself.

comments (10)

  • Jennie
  • United States
  • 21 Jul 2013, 01:49
Handsome bust. handsome shot.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Jennie.
You've photographed this well, but isn't it odd that he's popping out of a pillow?
Brian Walbey: Lol. Thanks Elizabeth, I wondered why this and not the whole man.
Fine shot Brian... tomorrow will you be outside looking for the other half of William Shakespeare statuegrin....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Peter. Perhaps the other half is buried in the grounds somewhere, a prize of the full works of William to anyone who finds it smile
  • Richard T
  • Suffolk ... where the sun rises first in Britain
  • 21 Jul 2013, 07:24
A nice co-incidence ... We are going to see a Suffolk group inacting some Shakespeare in the open air this afternoon.
Brian Walbey: I hope you enjoy your performance Richard, it is dull and cool here today, not the ideal for sitting out.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 21 Jul 2013, 07:24
An essential item Brian given the location of the house, so close to Stratford On Avon as it is
Brian Walbey: If that is what he actually looked like then it is quite a good sculpture.
He might have cycled past on his way to the local comprehensive Brian
Brian Walbey: Indeed he might have Bill, I can't imagine the people at the house would have been interested in a wandering story teller. I'm a bit of a Pharisee, as they say, and don't find much to excite me with Shakespeare's work, give me a good James Patterson at any time.
Well he made it in bust form even if he didn't in real life. A fine shot Brian
Brian Walbey: Indeed he did Janet, although Elizabeth wonders why he is coming out of a cushion smile
Every one is keen to get in on the Bard!
Brian Walbey: They certainly are round that way Tom.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 21 Jul 2013, 22:36
Instantly recognisable so obviously not a Bard photo smile
Brian Walbey: Very good pun young Alan, why didn't I think of that one smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 23 Jul 2013, 01:44
Which sonnet did he write on his pillow, then?
Brian Walbey: Perhaps this one Ray, "How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world." There wasn't much light in the bedrooms in those days smile

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