On a rainy bank holiday weekend we make our way to Charlecote Park, as we arrive the rain eases off which is good because the grounds (designed by Capability Brown) are very pretty and make a really nice walk. The trees in particular are really impressive all twisted and broken with time.
Mr & Mrs Lucy in bust form, in fact Mr & Mrs Lucy are everywhere amid the mostly Victorian interior of the house, in some areas it was really a bit of a period style mix up.
Bathrooms and areas to wash are really interesting to me, I'm starting to seek them out now and I'm disappointed if there are no bathrooms open to the public.
On the main stairs there is this window, covered in modern net curtains and blinds, there is something about it which made me think about being trapped in this big house, something about the gloom around it and not really being able to see out.
Elizabeth I stayed here, as did Shakespeare, though his was probably a far less enjoyable stay as it is said that he was tried here for poaching game on the land. This gold parlour is my favourite room in the house because it delivers everything I want from a country house with its over the top lavishness, crammed with large framed paintings of kings and queens, exotic objects and uncomfortable looking furniture. Completely other worldly, decadent and bright.
You can see more of my photographs from Charlecote Park on my Flick here.