Stately homes

Today’s picture is of Wilton House, a very grand stately home which I had the pleasure of visiting a couple of years ago; some of you may remember earlier pictures of its splendid Laburnum walk.  One of the things I love about these grand old houses is how they so often exploit the relationship between house and landscape.  Perhaps the boldness of the edifice itself contrasts with the softness of the rolling lawns around it, or the ordered Georgian symmetry of a frontage is given a new emphasis when viewed from the comparative chaos of the wild garden below it.  Here, the plunging perspectives of two sides of the house are framed gently by the enfolding bough of a tree.

Wilton House

Wilton House

About simongregor

Photographer, business thinker and tour guide.
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