Posts tagged ‘Elizabethan’

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)

“A Rose By Any Other Name….”

Seems appropriate to quote a bit of Shakespeare, after all these two Rose shots were taken at the Elizabethan Manor of Harvington Hall:

Rose, Shakespeare, Elizabethan, Harvington Hall, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England

Rose, Shakespeare, Elizabethan, Harvington Hall, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England

Two very different styles of shot, the second having had the contrast boosted and the colour de-saturated to enhance the texture and the moodiness in the sky.

Just wanted to apologise for my tardiness of late in following all your posts. We are in the process of buying a new house and we have been a bit pre-occupied with admin and organising things for the big move in a little over 3 weeks. Hopefully things will calm down a bit in a month or two and then normal service will be resumed…..:0).

© Mark Simms Photography (2014)

Harvington Hall

Harvington Hall near Kidderminster, Worcestershire is an Elizabethan moated manor house dating mainly back to the 1580’s. It contains an ingenious series of “priest holes” – secret hiding places for members of the Catholic clergy trying to avoid persecution, torture and even execution in Elizabeth I’s Protestant England:

© Mark Simms Photography (2014)

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