Sunday, 15 November 2015

Blickling Hall and Gardens, Norfolk Part 2

Before continuing with the second part of this post I will say that I am still having issues with the photograph storage in Windows 10.  So, I have been sitting at my computer with my blog on screen and also my blog on my i-pad screen trying to not duplicate photos. The are still not in order and very mixed up and there does not seem anything I can do about that. I think it is probably a conflict between Windows, i-cloud and my photo album software.

Mentioned in the Domesday Book, the estate was the birthplace of Anne Boleyn, and during World War Two RAF air crew were billeted here, while its owner, Lord Lothian, influenced Churchill’s actions.

So back to Blickling and the kitchen areas

and more of the back stairs
Always when negotiating back stairs in these large country houses I always wonder how on earth the servants managed to them throughout the day.
I guess if they were not fit when they arrived they soon would be! 

The Long Gallery

Seeing details of the ceiling through a mirror

A Curator cataloguing 12,500 books. Has been working on it for 5 years and says it will take 12 years all told.

yours truly taking the weight of her feet as they say! 

The music room

Amazing tapestries that tell a story 

There was a special exhibition on at the house and all the card and wrapping seen here was tied in with travel. I did not take much notice of what it was all about as there was enough to do and see.

The gardens are pretty self-explanatory and there was quite a but of colour considering it was October

Looking down the long walk at the back of the house

All that you see across this picture is one very ancient tree

The garden deck chairs had prints of past owners on the canvas

Hope you enjoy


Rasma Raisters said...

Thank you. Wonderful pictures.

Come Away With Me said...

Sorry to hear you are still having problems with your photos. But you've posted some lovely ones here. I often wonder what it is truly like to live in a place with so many centuries of history echoing about in the ancient stones. Before Anne Boleyn to WWII and beyond. Wow. Thanks for showing us the inside of those old yew hedges - very interesting.

Lorrie said...

Very enjoyable, Barbara. The gardens are so pretty in the fall sunshine. Another amazing stately English home. I really enjoy seeing your photos.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I always enjoy the pictures. It is a beautiful place with a lot to see.

Janneke said...

Beautiful pictures of Blickling Hall and great gardens, sigh.....another place to see for my wishlist. Your country has such a rich heritage, too many places to visit and see. The deckchairs with the past owners are so funny, never seen such thing before.

Anonymous said...

I think to live in a home this large one would have to be very fit.
This is a very interesting place and of course anything with the name Anne Boleyn connected to it becomes especially interesting. That is a beautiful staircase as well. We have 3 levels in our house and some days even that becomes tiring.
I really like the picture that you took of the ceiling reflected in the mirror, it shows beautiful details.
Thank you for sharing your pictures Barbara. Even though you are having computer problems, they are still great.