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photoblog image Shugborough Hall - South Front

Shugborough Hall - South Front

 

With a normal lens :-)  The Fuji 18-55mm.

 

Shugborough Hall - South Front

 

With a normal lens :-)  The Fuji 18-55mm.

 

comments (16)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 23 Mar 2016, 00:37
A fine, everyday, walkabout lens, Tom...I use its equivalent on my Canon eosM.

A lovely shot of the place, too!
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Ray. It's an excellent lens - widely commented as being not your normal "kit" lens.
An "ordinary" lens is still fine...
Tom Wilson: Does the job, Larry smile
A lovely presentation of this solid structure Tom!
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Richard
  • Martine
  • United States
  • 23 Mar 2016, 05:54
C'est joli mais je préfère les arbres au naturel.
Tom Wilson: Merci, Martine - mois aussi!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 23 Mar 2016, 06:32
I pity the poor soul who has to trim that topiary Tom
Tom Wilson: I've a couple of yew trees that have to be trimmed annually - taller than those in the pic. Fortunately I have someone to do it for me!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 23 Mar 2016, 06:41
So that is what Shugborough Hall looks like!
Tom Wilson: Yes, indeed - yesterday's pic showed the main entrance.
So THAT'S where you were on Sunday??!! WOW.
Tom Wilson: You and Astrid were missed, Ginnie - next time, perhaps? Yesterday's pic showed the front entrance.
What a pad!
Tom Wilson: Fairly modest compared with some of the pads of the nobility!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 23 Mar 2016, 08:03
a very impressive building and an elegant treatment to glorify this Hall!
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Philine - some interior views coming up.
I wonder if that huger projection at the back was a later addition Tom. Somehow it does not seem to fit, and the windows clearly do not line up.
Tom Wilson: The whole place was developed in bits and pieces, Chad - I thought this curved block looked rather 1930-ish, but I was assured by one of the guides that it was 18th century - you can see that it has obviously been added on to the block behind at some time, but Wikipedia says turn of the 19th century, so... However, one interesting point: Wikipedia says that the house is "encased in slate, sanded to resemble stone"!
the tidiness of this place is really outstanding, Tom.
Tom Wilson: It's very well maintained, Ayush - I think that when the National Trust takes over the same standards will be applied.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 Mar 2016, 13:35
It is a fine view; I was impressed with the hedges leading up to this side of the building.
Tom Wilson: Makes my two modest yew trees look positively plebeian!
A fine snap of the back of this stately pile Tom
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Bill
I like the postcard style presentation Tom, it is a fine looking building and not over flamboyant inside.
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Brian - amazing that the cladding is slate!
It looked better when the sun came out, never got to see you did you leave early?
Tom Wilson: Hi, Martin - no, we missed each other. I got there early, had coffee in the cafe at the house, then met up with the rest, but realised I'd left my bag in the cafe. So I scooted back and then went round the house with my wife. I bumped into some of the others a couple of times in my wanderings but we somehow missed each other!
Nicely done, Tom.

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