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Waddesdon Manor Interior

Thaïs, companion of Ptolemy, by Joshua Reynolds at Waddesdon Manor

20 pics. Waddesdon Manor is an extraordinary display of the Rothschilds wealth, the skill of the artisans who created it and the dedication of those who restored it.

The beautiful gardens and exterior are here ⇐ and for more information and visiting please see the website ⇒.

The manor is near Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire.  It was completed in 1898 as a sumptuous weekend residence for Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild and has passed through four generations of Rothschilds until 1958 when it was bequeathed to the National Trust.







The elephant is more silvery than gold but difficult lighting had an effect.





The Bachelor Apartments are part of the second floor

I don’t think the implements were an encouragement to bachelor mayhem.





So it’s goodnight from him.

And, what-ho from him.

I hope you enjoyed your visit and the beautiful gardens and exterior ⇐.

10 responses

  1. The silverware, the wall tapestry, the chandeliers and so much more!
    All testimony indeed of the embarassment of riches of the time!

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    May 14, 2017 at 12:16

  2. Gosh -how formal and luxurious!

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    May 16, 2017 at 08:39

    • I find myself deploring the self indulgence but admiring the workmanship and artistry. But then who am I to judge from my comfy chair.

      Thanks for the visit. 🙂

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      May 16, 2017 at 17:17

  3. Wow – amazing! Almost too much to take in. Did you feel somewhat overwhelmed by it? I have often had that feeling when visiting grand houses or big museums.

    Great photos.

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    May 16, 2017 at 18:08

    • Not so much here. It was a weekend retreat and had no sense of any great drama in its past. On the other hand Kensington Palace has a very strong feel of a dramatic past. It was the home of George III during his mad phase and where he lost a favourite daughter. It was also the home of Princess Diana for a while. There is a very strong sense of history about the place.

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      May 17, 2017 at 01:35

  4. Wow, that’s definite luxury! The details on that clock are fantastic. Thanks for the tour 😉

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    May 24, 2017 at 16:31

    • You are welcome.

      Despite all the opulence, Waddesdon has a really nice feel about it. Perhaps because the staff are so friendly. 🙂

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      May 25, 2017 at 08:22

  5. None of these posts have been in my reader.

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    June 4, 2017 at 19:44

    • I did make Picturethisuk.org my primary domain but after posting Waddesdon and Brighten the Day 11 and WP should be redirecting anyway. But then, it is WP. I hope that helps. 🙂

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      June 5, 2017 at 05:53

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