Posts from the ‘Photography’ category

Longleat House & Grounds

Although Longleat is perhaps most famous for it’s safari park which opened in 1966, the magnificent Elizabethan house and grounds has been the home of the Thynn (or Thynne family) for nearly 500 years.

Widely regarded as one of the finest examples of an Elizabethan stately home in the country, it has been the seat of the Marquess’s of Bath since Thomas Thynne rose to that position in 1789.

Below are a few shots of the house and grounds:

Longleat, Warminster, Wiltshire

Longleat, Warminster, Wiltshire

Longleat, Warminster, Wiltshire

Longleat, Warminster, Wiltshire

Longleat, Warminster, Wiltshire

Longleat, Warminster, Wiltshire

Longleat, Warminster, Wiltshire

Longleat, Warminster, Wiltshire

Longleat, Warminster, Wiltshire

Longleat, Warminster, Wiltshire

© Mark Simms Photography (2020)

Longleat Safari Park: Koalas

I haven’t posted anything for a week or two – mainly because since COVID-19 really started to hit hard here in the UK (with worse to come) my day job in the NHS has got a lot busier. I’ve also found it hard to concentrate on the normal or routine things in life – it’s been very unsettling.

Anyway, I’m fortunate that my information analysis role in the NHS allows me to work from home, so since Wednesday I’ve been doing just that and I suspect this will continue to be the case for the next couple of months.

Having had a couple of days of trying to settle in to a new work/life pattern, I felt it was about time that I started to post some photos again. I couldn’t think of a better way to start-up again than a few comforting shots of utterly adorable Koalas at Longleat Safari Park…..I think we could all do with a hug from a Koala at the moment.

And remember – please, please, please follow the advice for social distancing….these measures are really important for the good of all!

Take care my fellow WordPressers – stay safe and stay well.

Longleat, Warminster, Wiltshire

Longleat, Warminster, Wiltshire

Longleat, Warminster, Wiltshire

© Mark Simms Photography (2020)

Longleat Safari Park 7

Not the greatest shots in the world, taken from a slow moving car, through the windscreen and under very dark overcast skies. However I couldn’t post about Longleat Safari Park without including a few images of the lions. Afterall lions were the first animals to arrive at Longleat following the opening of the safarai park in 1966:

Longleat, Warminster, Wiltshire

Longleat, Warminster, Wiltshire

Longleat, Warminster, Wiltshire

© Mark Simms Photography (2020)

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