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Charlecote Park 2

A party of people listening to the start of a guided tour of the house and grounds. I love the lines of mown grass leading in to the house. (Wouldn't want to have to cut it though!)


On the 14th October Sir Ian Botham will be here as part of his
12th Charity Walk for Leukaemia Research. 

Charlecote Park 2

A party of people listening to the start of a guided tour of the house and grounds. I love the lines of mown grass leading in to the house. (Wouldn't want to have to cut it though!)


On the 14th October Sir Ian Botham will be here as part of his
12th Charity Walk for Leukaemia Research. 

comments (25)

  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 12 Aug 2008, 03:09
A beautiful pic, Bill.
Gorgeous in pano format.
Bill Phillips: You are very kind Sir!
  • Ada
  • United States
  • 12 Aug 2008, 03:31
This is lovely Bill...cropped beautifuly and the composition of the photo lets you see everything.
Bill Phillips: Thanks very much Ada. Pleased you like it
I like it but not quite sure about the gap on the right, I think my eyes got used to buildings and then nothing. What do you think?
Bill Phillips: I think you have a point Nig. Perhaps I should paste in a tree. Or I should have shifted slightly to the left in the first place
Mmmmm...very agreeable sir! We conferred a degree on ITB this summer. He was a sporting hero of mine: I remember 1981 as one of life's great highlights - and sometimes replay those exploits late at night in a darkened room with aught but a rat on my knee. How sad it that!
Bill Phillips: Sir Beefy was a great cricketer and is a great character. I admire him for these walks he does. How could we forget the Headingly test? Bob Willis 8 for 43!
Following on from my comment yesterday, Bill, if this place has a 'games room' in the top, then this IS the place I thought and commented on.
Bill Phillips: I do believe it has, but I still can't find any reference to them losing their money in the civil war.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 12 Aug 2008, 09:42
Actually, Bill, I WOULD like to mow that lawn on a riding mower. That would be my cuppa tea! smile
Bill Phillips: On a riding mower yes, but not a push onegrin
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 12 Aug 2008, 09:58
You've done the building proud, Bill - it looks wonderful. The panoramic format is very apt in this case - I quite like the empty space on the right as it allows the house to breathe, but I would have cropped out that stray branch.
Ingrid
Bill Phillips: I confess I hadn't noticed that branch until you mentioned it! I am going to try a few different crops just to see which I like best!
This is a beautiful image.
Bill Phillips: Thank you very much bridge
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 12 Aug 2008, 10:17
A nice pano-pic! I could imagine to belong to this party of people listening to..., I have to look at my old photo-albums, I have the feeling like to have been there (déja-vu)!
Bill Phillips: It is near Stratford on Avon Philine.
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 12 Aug 2008, 10:26
good panoramic view
Bill Phillips: Thanks Chantal
  • Tracy
  • Stoke
  • 12 Aug 2008, 10:35
Classical shot Bill, picture postcard qualitysmile
Bill Phillips: I might have to start selling postcards!
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 12 Aug 2008, 11:14
Just wonderful Bill love all of the chimney stacks,those tree on the left are trimed to perfection.
Bill Phillips: The grounds are beautifully kept vintage.
Love the shot Bill, the colours really work for me.
Bill Phillips: Thanks Sesan, the bricks are a lovely mellow colour.
You've made a nice job of this Bill, I don't mind the area on the right at all, and the lines on the grass really lead one in. Maureen would have got annoyed because I would have waited, impatiently, until the people dissapeared!
Bill Phillips: You would have had a long wait Brian! I didn't mind the people in this shot as they give scale to the house
  • Brian
  • Australia
  • 12 Aug 2008, 12:48
I too like the panoramic cropping. The path offers a nice leading line to the group of people. Very nice.
Bill Phillips: Thanks very much Brian.
  • Brian
  • Thailand
  • 12 Aug 2008, 12:48
I too like the panoramic cropping. The path offers a nice leading line to the group of people. Very nice.
Bill Phillips: Blimey! you move quickgrin
  • terry
  • Nepal
  • 12 Aug 2008, 16:10
to me, this shot has Bill Phillips writ all over it smile well done Sir!
Bill Phillips: Thank you Terry...I suppose it doeswink
Wouldn't want to wash the windows either! Lovely, Bill.
Bill Phillips: LOL! Given that choice I'd cut the grass!
Looks like a very interesting place, and the photography has made it more so. The chikneys looks like the Elizabethan versions?

I loved yesterdays shot, sorry I didn't have time to stop by and comment.
Bill Phillips: I'm no expert Sheila but they look Elizabethan to me, but are probably Victorian "restoration". I think the gatehouse is the only genuinely original Elizabethan building.
  • FLOOG
  • United Kingdom
  • 12 Aug 2008, 19:23
Ah, so English and so darn beautiful!

I wouldn't want to be the cleaner there.....
Bill Phillips: Me neither! I'd like to be a filthy rich Lord!
  • Alan
  • Southampton, on the sunny south coast of England
  • 12 Aug 2008, 20:33
I like the vibrant colours in this very much, Bill. Did you mange to get a similar view without the Great Unwashed in sight?
Bill Phillips: No. It was quite busy. I got various bits without people, but not this view. Actually I don't mind them as they add scale to the picture.
superb work Bill, would grace any post card for sure, simply wonderfulsmile
Bill Phillips: Thank you kindly Tim.
  • Ellie
  • United Kingdom
  • 12 Aug 2008, 22:59
Now that's grand!

I wonder who copied who? It reminds me so much of Hampton Court.
Bill Phillips: I see what you mean Ellie. Those round towers and the windows are very similar.
A great building Bill, do they still have the gunpowder plot exhibition there?
Bill Phillips: I think that's at Coughton Court, home of the Throckmortons near Alcester. They were very involved in the gunpowder plot and there are gunpowder plot tours. The Throckmortons still live in part of the house at Coughton
F A N T A S T I C !

I love the very wide angle and the very straight lines (mostly buildings are falling over on many pictures of people, but not on this one). Colors also very good.
Bill Phillips: Thank you Paul.

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