The last visit of the year?

October 27th, 2010

I’m an enthusiastic visitor of National Trust properties, and recently re-visited Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire, the former home of the Rothschild family.

I find the building very French influenced  – the closest thing you can find to a chateau in England. I have seen the mock staircases either side of the doorway on a chateau in Blois in the Loire region. I did mention to one of the stewards that it reminded me of a French chateau, and was told that the Rothschilds bought a lot of the contents of Versaille after the fall of the French royal family after the revolution.

The property is just as stunning from the rear: this is taken from the garden:

The gardeners were actually working on the other side of the garden removing the summer bedding plants, so I was glad to capture this.

Handheld 1/20 second exposure at f11, I was trying to freeze the movement of the water as much as possible without the use of a tripod.

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