Monday, 15 September 2014

The Grand House - Part 2





Driveway leading to the stables



The stable block was probably built about 1800, around the same time as the house.



In the courtyard a decapitated swan stands above a clock on which time stands still.

Below is a stone relief of two griffons holding an urn.







The mythological theme continues on the courtyard walls.

These Goddesses probably represent Health,Science,Harvest and Art.
 



Cobblestones








Outside the old surrounding wall a woodland path leads to the Lily Pond












Late afternoon sun filters through the trees and blue skies are reflected on the lily pond.

























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27 comments:

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Lovely buildings and property. One can always dream about living life in a place like this...
Thank you for linking to Mosaic Monday.

eileeninmd said...

Wow, wonderful buildings and stables.. The waterlilies and pond are beautiful too. I love the reflections.. Lovely images and post.. Enjoy your new week!

Donna said...

I love old stone buildings and this house and surrounding buildings/walls are all so different and gorgeous in the stone work! I would love to have seen it at its height...oh and that pond is so beautiful with its reflections.

Fun60 said...

Thought the reflections were excellent.

carol l mckenna said...

Very creative post and photography ~ enjoyed the journey ~ OWT ~ thanks!

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Bob Bushell said...

Brilliant house and its water, cheers.

Sally Tharpe Rowles said...

I so love old buildings....these are wonderful photos of this magnificent one.

ladyfi said...

Wow - so magnificent!

Rajesh said...

Very grand mansion with such awesome carvings.

Tomoko said...

Hello,Ruby.
I am always interested in the historical buildings you have introduced. They are beautifully grand. I like to to see those mythological decorations on the wall.
The cobblestones is beautiful in the simplicity.

Every time I see the news about Scotland independence on TV theses days I remember you.

Have a good week!

Rajlakshmi said...

the reflection pictures are gorgeous. Loved the cobblestone one too :)

Kleine Waldameise said...

Wunderschöne Impressionen haben Sie eingefangen. Ich mag diese wunderbaren Reliefs, aber auch die Pflastersteine. Schön sind diese Spuren der Vergangenheit, eingebettet in wundervoller Natur.

Vielen lieben Dank auch für Ihren Besuch auf meinem Blog.

Freundliche Grüße
von der Waldameise

Marie said...

From another world, another time! So so beautiful! And your photos of the pond are just lovely!

Viera said...

I would like to visit it too... Excellent house...Nice photos...

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful old stonework and lovely pond reflections!

Janet Shaw said...

Lovely!

'Tsuki said...

The reflections are pretty, but the huge house is amazing !

Janice Adcock said...

Wonderful photos. But the reflections are exceptional.

Sciarada said...

I would also like a house like this and surrounded by woods! :-)
I embrace you, I send you a kiss and I wish you a beautiful weekend!
Ciao Ruby!

Powell River Books said...

The cobblestones look lovely, but I bet they are tough to walk on. - Margy

marshaleith said...

beautiful photos of the old stone building...and love the reflections

James said...

The reflections are amazing!

Tomoko said...

Hi,again Ruby,

Lots of sad news in the world have reported on TV.
I really admire that your country had a great referendum,peacefully and democratically. That is a wonderful news!
Have a lovely day.

sarah said...

I'm interested in that four goddess represent health,science,harvest,art.
This collection of reflection are amazing. Blue sky on the pond is very beautiful.
Have a nice day!

stardust said...

Dear Ruby - The Grand House is really grand! I always like to see old stone buildings you introduce which is rarely seen in my country. The stable is so beautiful and your reflection photos are even more, magically superb!

Yoko

Ida said...

Gorgeous photos of this lovely place. Some beautiful reflections. I enjoyed your photos very much. I would love to get updates when you post. Did not see any way to follow your blog. It would be great if you could add the Follow By E-Mail feature. Please let me know if you do add it.

dritanje said...

These photos are exquisite!!
M xx

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