Archive for the tag 'Stately Home'

On a recent visit to Althorp two modern portraits by Mitch Griffiths stood out amongst the classical portraits that adorn the walls in many of the rooms.

Mitch Griffiths uses a traditional, almost forgotten style of painting, inspired by the light and composition of Old Master paintings, but he uses this style to depict [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Aug 21st 2013

Enjoying the Sun at Chatsworth, a photo by KirscheTortschen on Flickr.

4 Comments CherryPie on Jul 13th 2013

I invite you to join me at Vision & Verb to learn about Bess of Hardwick who was a friend and confidant of  Queen Elizabeth I.

6 Comments CherryPie on Apr 26th 2013

I invite you to join me at Vision & Verb for a little bit of Shugborough history and its famous connection with photography.

8 Comments CherryPie on Feb 22nd 2013

I invite you to join me at Vision and Verb, where you can find out more about one of my favourite places to visit when I want to spend a relaxing hour or two.

2 Comments CherryPie on Oct 29th 2011

It took longer than it should have done to get to Bowood due to faulty programming of the SatNav (Ooops navigator).
The house is home to the Marquis and Marchioness of Lansdowne and has been open to the public since 1975.  Whilst developing the house and gardens they have tried to provide something of interest for [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Jun 18th 2009