Thursday, June 25, 2009
Monday 15 June - Bowood House, Bowood, Wiltshire
This is a massive house and formal garden situated in parkland featuring local and exotic trees. It is reached by a long driveway which, for much of its length, wends its way through a forested avenue. The house features an extensive collection of art some being some centuries old. A Turner has pride of place. There is a wonderful nature playground for children. In this picture of the house, the presence of Vija gives some idea of scale. The front door immediately leads to the pictured chapel which must have been one really big statement when it was put there.