Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Images of ..... Harewood

More photos taken at Harewood House, that didn't make it on to my main blog.  It's such a beautiful place that I wanted to share the pictures.  For a bit more information, please refer to my main blog and Harewood's website.

This is Astrid's Zydower's statue of Orpheus, placed on Harewood's Terrace in 1984.

A tantalising glimpse of the view over 'Capability' Brown's magnificent landscape, from inside the House.

One of the vast and gorgeous herbaceous borders.

A break for refreshment (and a bit of retail therapy) in the Coach House

Harewood's little church of All Saints, dating back in parts to the 15th century, is rarely used now, and is cared for by the Churches Conservation Trust.  It is rather plain and severe inside but holds some notable medieval tombs.

The alabaster effigies are interesting as they show previous owners of Harewood House dressed in the fashions of their day.   This is Sir William Gascoigne (d.1487) and his wife Margaret Percy.  The church is also the burial place of HRH Princess Mary, daughter of King George V and her husband the 6th Earl of Harewood.

4 comments:

  1. it's a charming place indeed! I love those herbaceous borders and I'm always fascinated by the churches and cementaries in your country!
    Have a nice evening:)

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  2. Your hometown lets me feel a historic atmosphere.
    They are splendid landmark architectures...

    Thank you.
    ruma

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  3. The kind of place I'll write on my to-do-list if ever I may come to England! this manor would suit in a Jane Austen'S novel, and the cemetery is so "british", so different from what we have here..

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  4. Do you know Philip Larkin's poem "An Arundel Tomb."
    Your picture of Sir WIlliam Gascoigne and his wife reminded me of it.
    Very interesting blog, with excellent pictures. Thank you.

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