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Croome Park

https://www.flickr.com/photos/figgis-minor/15438283330/

 

Lancelot "Capability" Brown's first landscape project which took the English garden away from the formal style to a more "natural" landscape. 

Croome Park

https://www.flickr.com/photos/figgis-minor/15438283330/

 

Lancelot "Capability" Brown's first landscape project which took the English garden away from the formal style to a more "natural" landscape. 

comments (17)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 25 Nov 2014, 00:30
Must have taken you hours to position the fallen leaves just so, Bill...it was worth all your preparation, though.
Bill Phillips: You can't see the pins can you?
Superb with this magical light Bill!
Bill Phillips: It was a lovely autumn morning Richard.
This is a fine photo Bill. I can just imagine walking there.
Bill Phillips: Thanks Jacquelyn. It is a lovely place for a walk
  • Chris
  • England
  • 25 Nov 2014, 06:35
We have a lot to be grateful for in the abilities of Master Brown - a fine shot
Bill Phillips: Indeed we do and this wasn't a bad first effort
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 25 Nov 2014, 06:58
Oh, finally a choccie box picture (a compliment in my view) - I love Capability Brown and saw some of his master owrks, but not this one.
Bill Phillips: Croome was his first, and was "lost" for a long time but the NT have spent a lot of time restoring it. Now they are restoring the house!
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Nov 2014, 08:25
A far cry from today's heavy frost! Do they come in dark chocolate too?
Bill Phillips: Yes but only with soft centres
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Nov 2014, 09:12
Well, I never knew that Capability Brown was never really called Capability. I always assumed that a vicar had said "I name this child Capability. God bless all in sail in her" or whatever they say. This is a a beautiful shot; excellent work smile
Bill Phillips: He got the name Capability according to one story I saw because when he looked at a potential landscape project he would say it had capabilities
This could be our back garden after the rain.
Bill Phillips: Floods a bit does it Mick?
A shot of perfection, Bill. You know how to pull out all the stops. Simply gorgeous!
Bill Phillips: Thanks Mary. I'm delighted you like this
Lovely, Bill. It has the slight melancholy of autumn.
Bill Phillips: It is a great place to visit and has a big connection to WW2 as well
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: Where the sun rises first in England
  • 25 Nov 2014, 13:19
Conventionally pretty
Bill Phillips: Enough about me...what do you think of the picture comrade
What beautiful parkland, the light and colours are just right.
Bill Phillips: You would enjoy Croome Court and Park Brian
A gorgeous shot, Bill.
Bill Phillips: Thank you kindly Tom
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Nov 2014, 19:49
It all looks very tranquil
Bill Phillips: It was Anne
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 25 Nov 2014, 21:03
Yes, you are right!
"He had unerring taste; and, above all, he had the gift of looking at a dullish landscape, seeing its potential for change (what he called its “capabilities” – hence the nickname) and persuading the owner to share his vision.
That last quality – persuasiveness – was very important. Brown seems to have been an honest, plain-speaking man; he addressed his patrons with due deference, but was no silver-tongued courtier, and gained their trust by saying what he thought."
Bill Phillips: Brown designed Croome for the Earl of Coventry and the two became lifelong friends and the Earl was a pallbearer I think at Brown's funeral
Brown did a fine job starting this style of garden... it is wonderful and you framed it perfectly....petersmile
Bill Phillips: He changed the style of landscaping in the UK away from te formal gardens you see in mainland Europe to a more natural landscape
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Nov 2014, 23:50
Very nice Bill

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