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Stourhead

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.

Panaroma showing the bridge and Temple of Apollo.

Just starting our walk around the lake.

Dorothy with the Pantheon in the background on the other side of the lake.

Trees on island in the lake.

Another tree in all its glory.

Another view of the bridge

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4 responses

  1. really wonderful!!

    bye Janeli

    November 27, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    • Glad you liked the photos

      November 28, 2012 at 6:42 pm

  2. Wow, look at those colours! Beautifully captured. I love National Trust property. Will have to get around to visiting this one day when I’m next in UK. My latest favourite was Fountains Abbey in Ripon.

    November 27, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    • You would love it, and you could visit Stonehenge as well as it is only 4o minutes away along the same trunk road. I have never visited Fountains Abbey but It is on my list of places to visit.

      November 28, 2012 at 6:46 pm

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