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Hardwick Hall-4

 

The front entrance of the Hall - on a fine, early June day. (It rained later :-)  )

Hardwick Hall-4

 

The front entrance of the Hall - on a fine, early June day. (It rained later :-)  )

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Magnifique bâtiment, j'aime les décorations sur le haut.
Tom Wilson: Oui, magnifique!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 21 Jun 2019, 06:39
This is really Elizabethan architecture Tom. The large windows suggest it's very light inside
Tom Wilson: Very much so - and, as you see, each floor is higher than the one below.
So, I had to Google what the "ES" stands for, Tom, and got my education: Elizabeth Shrewsbury. smile
Tom Wilson: You must have missed No. 1, where I gave the explanation, Ginnie smile
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 21 Jun 2019, 07:36
Such magnificence - a veritable palace
Tom Wilson: Absolutely - apparently it compared in richness with the royal palaces of the time.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 21 Jun 2019, 07:48
What a majestic front entrance this is, Tom.
Rain?... wow, that must have come from the "blind site" then...
Tom Wilson: Isn't it just! Rain - all the clouds got together, had a discussion, and decided that rain was needed smile
It is a fine edifice
Tom Wilson: One of the finest of its day, Bill.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 21 Jun 2019, 08:22
An impressive pad. Just look at the hordes, though; too many people for me. I'd nip round to the back door.
Tom Wilson: Ah, that was a tour group - just coming in as we were leaving. We got there at opening time - very few people around.
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 21 Jun 2019, 09:05
Of a similar design to Longleat.
Tom Wilson: Well spotted - Robert Smythson designed both smile
I am not into buildings much but find this one quite nice with all the light.
Tom Wilson: Well, as you know, Mary - we have quite an abundance of these places. smile
Terrific old building isn't it, shame the old house is in partial ruin.
Tom Wilson: More of a complete ruin, Brian - I don't think there is a single complete room in the place.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 21 Jun 2019, 14:17
These old halls are awe inspiring, even today. What always beats me, is that the place is meant for one family only.
Tom Wilson: Well, it could well have been an extended family and, of course, much entertainment of higher nobility, and lots of servants to find room for smile
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 21 Jun 2019, 14:46
I remember in my distant youth I spent a fortnight here with a voluntary conservation group doing work.
Tom Wilson: That must have been an interesting project!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 22 Jun 2019, 00:15
This is well shot, Tom.
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Ray.

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