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photoblog image Claydon House 5/7

Claydon House 5/7

I found the inside of the house quite interesting but photography was not allowed so here is a picture of the western side of the building taken from the path leading to the delightful garden which I will feature next week. On the first floor of the house is a small museum dedicated to the nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale, the sister of Parthenope, Lady Verney. In her later years Nightingale regularly stayed at the house.

 

Claydon House 5/7

I found the inside of the house quite interesting but photography was not allowed so here is a picture of the western side of the building taken from the path leading to the delightful garden which I will feature next week. On the first floor of the house is a small museum dedicated to the nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale, the sister of Parthenope, Lady Verney. In her later years Nightingale regularly stayed at the house.

 

comments (15)

I like your composition here - it would be much less interesting I think if you'd framed it straight on!
Brian Walbey: To my mind the seat must have been put there for we photographers and our compositional requirements smile
  • Ray
  • United States
  • 26 Feb 2016, 03:57
Benchy seems well satisfied with his place in the sun...bottom tickled flirtingly by the unkempt grasses...
Brian Walbey: To my mind the seat must have been put there for we photographers and our compositional requirements smile
  • Martine
  • United States
  • 26 Feb 2016, 04:23
Joli contraste de couleurs entre la maison et le banc.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 26 Feb 2016, 06:02
I didn't realise that Florence had such connections, Brian
Brian Walbey: We didn't know about it until we got into the house.
This wonderful composition makes me want to visit the place Brian!
Brian Walbey: Quite a nice place Richard but not one of the very best National Trust places to visit.
I just Googled Florence and didn't realize she had been born in France, Brian. As the founder of modern nursing, I grew up knowing about her, of course. How fun to see a place where she stayed. This is how history comes alive for me.
Brian Walbey: We didn't know abut the Florence Nightingale connection before we went, thing is one tries to imagine a famous person like her walking and sitting in the same places in the house that you are at the time.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 26 Feb 2016, 06:51
Nice to find that additional piece of history about the place Brian
Brian Walbey: We didn't know about it until we got into the house.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 26 Feb 2016, 07:27
Please, reserve this grassy bench for me - with such a fine view!
Brian Walbey: If we ever visit again I will take a big sticker which says 'RESERVED FOR PHILINE' smile
It looks like the person cutting the grass did not bother to replace the bench on the shorter grass afterwards. Perhaps it was knocking off time Brian.
Brian Walbey: More likely couldn't be bothered to move it so just mowed round it.
We will have to move the bench to get out bums tickled.
Brian Walbey: I'm not sure that I'd want my bum tickled Mary, it must be one of Ray's fantasies smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 26 Feb 2016, 10:51
This bench is just at the right distance for a geriatric morning walk. Must be the influence of ms Nightingale.

Those with the dosh did live well.
Brian Walbey: Indeed it is Louis. All of these big estates must have cost a fortune to run, all on the back of the hard work done by the ordinary folks for a meagre pittance.
Another nice shot Brian, isn't it funny how different places have varied rules on photography, hope we will be ok inside Shugborough !
Brian Walbey: Thanks Martin. We have been to Shugborough and the last time , just a few years ago, photography was allowed in the house including the use of flash.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 26 Feb 2016, 16:08
What a lovely picture, that seat looks very inviting to sit on and admire the view
Brian Walbey: yes and quite a nice view it is Anne.
Unusual these days for an NT property not to allow pictures inside. I see you found a nice bench
Brian Walbey: The family still live in part of the house and there are quite a lot of private family things on show they do not wish to be photographed. Yes a nice bench with quite a nice view.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 26 Feb 2016, 20:56
The Nightingale connection is new to me. She was a local lass for much of her life living in Emblem Park near Romsey for many years. This is a delightful scene and I see you have included your bench smile
Brian Walbey: Not a bad view from that bench Alan.

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