Distant Hills

The eighteenth-century lead urns and shepherds on the Aviary Terrace are from the workshop of the Flemish sculptor John van Nost.  The statues have been restored and painted with a finish resembling weathered lead although they were probably originally painted in more life-like colours.


The Aviary Terrace

11 Comments CherryPie on Apr 10th 2012

11 Responses to “The Aviary Terrace”

  1. JD says:

    is the wee dog dancing to the sound of the pipes or trying to get him to shut up?

  2. CherryPie says:

    I have to admit to being curious about what that dog was up too, it is a very unnatural pose…

    But there again the piper seems unnaturally poised for a musician too…


  3. Ginnie says:

    To be honest, Cherry, I’m not sure I’ve ever seen statues like that before. WOW.

  4. james higham says:

    Is that the aviary in behind?

  5. CrashRyan says:

    you have to love the way these old statues are posed ….!

  6. Victoria says:

    Very nice photos!