Wednesday 7th November 2012
Spent 5 days in Andover. The trees were wonderful; such variety and what colours the leaves, every shade of yellow and red imagineable. Back here in West Cornwall you do not witness the change in seasons as you do in Hampshire. We also have few trees and no variety; mainly drab sycamores that tend to lose their leaves by October. I was too busy to take photos on my trip to Andover but did mange to stop at Stourhead on the way. Stourhead is a National Trust property, comprising of a majestic Palladian mansion that once was home to the Hoare family and marvelous gardens inspired by the great landscape painters of the seventeenth century. A lake was introduced in the middle to late 18th century along with a building erected in the style of the Pantheon in Rome. Other buildings were erected; the temple of Apollo and a 5 arched bridge amongst others.
Just starting our walk around the lake.