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The Big House on the garden side.

Posted by
grouser (Ludlow, United Kingdom) on 3 August 2008 in Architecture and Portfolio.

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This view is of the garden side of the west wing of the house. The thick undergrowth on the left of the picture is covering the edge of the remains of the formal garden.
If you want more info here is the link to an article on my blog:

NIKON D70s 1/60 second F/4.5 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

Cia from Kvänum, Sweden

Wonderful building! I love old buildings, castles and ruins!

3 Aug 2008 12:28pm

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

It must have been a grand place at the time.... do you have any history on it..? Nice shot BTW

3 Aug 2008 2:03pm

@Observing: It is enormous but due to the thick undergrowth impossible to get a shot that gives a real indication of its size. We are talking on the scale of Chatsworth. I have gleaned a bit of backgound info which you can read if you click on the blog link below the picture. Not sure when and quite how it fell so far so fast but I think death duties had a part to play in its downfall. I took quite a lot of pictures and will post some more over the next few days.

Alun Lambert from cheshire, United Kingdom

lovely feel to this place, great shot

3 Aug 2008 5:59pm

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Woe, it's really a wonderful place to take images.
I'll be in holidays but I will look at the rest when I'm back

3 Aug 2008 7:12pm

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, United States

yes -- a marvelous place... what an energy present here -- don't think i would want to be here alone after dark though! :)

4 Aug 2008 3:23am

Ronnie 2¢ from London, United Kingdom

You are right on the death duties, it seems . . and fire took most of what was left. Another superb image.

5 Aug 2008 10:01pm

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27 mm (35mm equiv.)