Happy New Year to all
I think it is time to get back to some serious blogging.
We visited Kingston Lacy in June 2013 and I can't believe I have had this post on the back burner for so long!
There are 96 photos to post (even after whittling them right down) so will do this house in 3 parts!
The house set in 8,500 acres of gardens and parkland
A lavish family home built to resemble an Italian Palace. An art lover's dream with rooms teeming with paintings by Rubens, Van Dyck, Titian and Brueghel.
We arrive at the Stables and of course it is first things first - time for coffee
We choose inside in the converted stalls
Walking first through the old laundry and sewing room
as we make our way through the hall
and spectacular marble stairways
and through the libraries
and through the various living rooms
photographs of Queen Mary and King Edward 7th
Van Dyke paintings
into the Dining Room with Pipe Organ
Dining room set for an Edwardian dinner
Painting of The Judgement of Solomon
and table setting
Lazy Susan (how food is sent up from the kitchens)
Will continue our visit in the next post