|This was the carriage they used at the|
Coronation, I think -
included a great metal horse...
|There is plenty of slightly unusual sculpture around -|
this was probably my favourite bit.
Note the gilded balcony!
|The order of service for the Coronation!|
|A whole Coronation room! I was in Heaven.|
|Here we all are, standing looking regal on a staircase.|
(l-r: me, June, Carol, Barbara - who has a blog)
|Even on a gloomy day, not a bad view to have, eh?|
|For those who watched the BBC series, here's a close-up of the gilding...|
I also saw the Head Tour Guide (whose story was in ep.1) walk past me.
|A rather striking room - but, wait, what is that behind the door?|
|My dark, blurry photo doesn't really show it - |
but this is the most amazing piece of
trompe-l'oeil I have ever seen
|My favourite part of a rather over-decorated house was this|
beautiful wallpaper. It might be a little overpowering
if one had less capacious rooms, though...
|The library! It was actually very cosy.|
|Library Part 2. |
Claire - how does this do on Library Lust?
|Not, as June (I think) whispered, for a TV dinner...|
|The most wonderful baked cheesecake, which I ate in the cafe.|
|Into the garden - the spraying willow.|
|The gardens are a great mix of formal and unusual |
- and I love steps anywhere.
|From the highest point, looking across...|
|Just one of many separate sections, all with different characters|
|The house which supposedly made Elizabeth love Darcy(!)|
|Can't say I was wholly enamoured with the art in the grounds...|
|No escape! While waiting for my train at Chesterfield,|
I saw that the Duke of Devonshire had donated
various pictures to the train station.