Saturday, July 15, 2006

Chatsworth, part one

On Thursday we decided to visit Chatsworth House in Derbyshire. The weather was superb and we had a great day there. Here are some photos over two posts:

Slytherin House? The pillars flanking the drive up to the main entrance have this snake motif on all four sides.

Amazing bronze statues of dogs in the central courtyard.

A detail of one of the curtains in the palatial main dining room. The fabric is beautiful, the camera flash has slightly flattened the effect. I didn't like to take photos inside the house although they allow it, as I knew the camera flash would most likely go off - I didn't think this one would as it was right next to the window!

In the sculpture gallery is a small exhibit about the latest production of "Pride and Prejudice", partly filmed at Chatsworth (standing in for Pemberley). This is the explanatory card for the dress worn by Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Bennett. I neglected to take a photo of the resin bust of Mr Darcy though! The dress itself is shown in the next post.



Post a Comment

<< Home