Thursday, 14 January 2016

Holkham Hall, Norfolk - Part 1

Well I have my photos of Holkham Hall in some semblance of order, but not without effort. It looks like Windows has fazed out my usual software and I have to get my head around Windows 10 filing system which is not without it's problems.
I will be taking a few posts to complete this.
If you like architecture, art and paintings and tapestry you will certainly like the photos.
An 18th century masterpiece


As we enter the entrance hall this is the grandeur that we are faced with.
The Hall is a magnificent family home and still very much lived in and a dynamic working estate.







This unusual dining table is put together in sections depending on the size needed 



As we wander around the corridors from room to room there are famous paintings among the tapestries and architecture 



This bedroom had been used by Jules Holland, the Musician a few days before our visit as he had a gig in the grounds






Photographs of the family 



Bookshelves everywhere












The family Chapel




I think 32 photographs are enough for one post so do come back for more!



12 comments:

CherryPie said...

It looks like a very nice hall to visit :-)

Lorrie said...

It's an amazing house. I find it hard to imagine that real people live there. Would be a great place for playing hide and seek!

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

I was thinking the same, hard to imagine living in a place like that but still it's good to know that it is being preserved and open for others to see too.

La Petite Gallery said...

Barbara,
How magnificent can it get. Lovely looking family and handsome couple.
I can't even imagine the upkeep costs. Watching Downton Abby, that is some
job keeping up appearances. Hope all is well with you and loved ones.
Thanks so much for this beautiful post. yvonne

Come Away With Me said...

Very grand! I am taken with those elegant beds and their amazing canopies. Can't help wondering what it must be like to spend one's entire life living in such a place. It must make everything else (most people's homes) seem very tiny and cramped. I think I might find myself looking for the smallest, coziest room in which to spend most of my time (that first bedroom you show appeals to me), or, alternatively, the library! I assume there is one at this palatial home.

nikkipolani said...

Barbara, I'm sorry about your Windows Woes :-( Technical difficulties can put quite a damper on blogging! But these photos were worth your efforts. That ceiling alone is amazing. What an opulent setting and rich details.

Winifred said...

What an amazing house. Absolutely beautiful. I love the colours of the rooms & the chapel is lovely.

Rasma Raisters said...

Most wonderful pictures. Makes me want to visit.

Linda P said...

An amazing house, Barbara. It's interesting to visit and take in the magnificence of the architecture, paintings and furniture etc., but it doesn't look like a comfortable place to live in. Perhaps the family only live in one wing? It's good to see the family photos placed here and there.

Willow said...

Wow. I can't imagine living in a place like that. However, I would be delighted to play the piano in the entrance hall. I wonder who cleans the place?

Josie said...

These are such wonderful photos, thanks so much for sharing them. I grew up in Cambridgeshire and we spent quite a bit of time in Norfolk so this post was a real blast from the past!

Vee said...

A very grand home...though the walled gardens may not be so much. (I'm commenting here for both posts on this estate.) I can not imagine the amount of money that it takes to keep such a place running. Guess that's the story of the grand estates in Great Britain and everywhere for that matter. How I would not like to bathe in the center of that large room. I'd feel as if I were on display.