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Hardwick Hall

Hardwick Hall

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  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 27 Jul 2012, 00:43
I imagine anyone who had a place like this to call the SummerHaus would be afflicted with chronic hard wick, Bill.
Bill Phillips:
perfect image. well chosen angle, beautiful day with those puffy clouds and properly exposed
Bill Phillips: Thank you very much Ayush
Wonderful building - but I can't take my eyes off that beautiful tree!
Bill Phillips: The tree is a bit special isn't it?
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 27 Jul 2012, 04:53
That is an impressive building, love the statues on top of it. That tree is a gardeners dream, I assume.
Wonderful picture, those clouds are wonderful.
Bill Phillips: I am pleased you like this Lady P. I hope that you and Ginnie have laid in a supply of treats to settle down with and watch the opening ceremony smile
Very beautiful composition Bill... such vivid colours in this shot and a very grand building... you've got to love that sky....petersmile
Bill Phillips: We were lucky with the weather as this was during the awful recent spell of weather and we got two sunny days!
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 27 Jul 2012, 06:54
I wonder if THEY say "My house is your house?" I wouldn't want to live there long enough to keep it clean but a night or two might be fun. Great POV, Brian!
Bill Phillips: If you have a place like this you need servants!
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 27 Jul 2012, 06:55
Did I just call you Brian, Bill????
Bill Phillips: Yup!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 27 Jul 2012, 07:36
Great that you captured the whole castle with its garden and the dramatic sky (although a bit squeezed way) -unusual the figures and letters on the top of tghe castle (I have to google a bit).
Bill Phillips: I try to give value for money Philine. The letters are for Elisabeth Shrewsbury better know as Bess of Hardwick who was a very wealthy Elizabethan Lady
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet
  • 27 Jul 2012, 07:46
I think that P.C. Was what we call a smoothie.
Bill Phillips: A crooner Chad...and a master of his art
  • Chris
  • England
  • 27 Jul 2012, 07:52
Oh yes - chocciebox heaven! I rather liked Perry Como's laid back voice
Bill Phillips: Mt mother actually had this LP and I don't know what became of it. I used to play it quite a lot but only in secret!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 27 Jul 2012, 08:14
Thank goodness you included some real trees, Bill!
Bill Phillips: None of your ersatz rubbish on this blog Lisl
  • Pedroeric
  • United Kingdom
  • 27 Jul 2012, 09:31
Like how you framed this with the tree Bill.
Bill Phillips: I took several from around this spot and this was my favourite Peter
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 27 Jul 2012, 09:33
Superb framing and use of light and shadows!
Bill Phillips: Thank you kindly SAVO
  • Richard T
  • Suffolk till the end of the month.
  • 27 Jul 2012, 09:35
I wonder what Elizabeth Talbot (more regularly known as 'Bess of Hardwick'wink would have made of all the common riff raff traipsing over her domain.
Bill Phillips: she would probably have made money out of them...she was a shrewd cookie
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 27 Jul 2012, 10:01
Choccie Box masterpiece - I like the large green mushroom!
Bill Phillips: Hahaha! I like choccie box smile
This is a stately looking place. Yours?
Bill Phillips: If only Mary smile
I remember seeing that lovely tree last Saturday but never thought of a shot from this angle, I do like this very much.
Bill Phillips: Thank you Brian..pleased I got one you missed grin
Planning a visit there in a couple of weeks - hope the weather is like this!
Bill Phillips: Well worth a trip and not far from you I guess Tom
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 27 Jul 2012, 16:51
The Hall is Su Casa? Great picture of your abode.
Bill Phillips: I wish!!
Rather fine house and shot, and Old Hardwick Hall next door to explore also.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 27 Jul 2012, 22:05
I thought at first they were people on the roof. (I've an eye on the Olympics opening ceremony and its difficult to compare reality with fantasy). It looks a wonderful place. I like the tree very much.
It has curved trees and the great Perry Como--what more could you ask?

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