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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 ⇐.


Waddesdon Manor and Gardens

Waddesdon Manor North Fountain

17 pics. Waddesdon Manor is near Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire.  The manor 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 extraordinary interiors are here ⇐ and for more information and visiting please see the website ⇒.

Above is the North Fountain where the estate shuttle stops.  Turn around and there is the manor house.

Waddesdon Manor House



The sloping balustrades of the turret follow the line of the internal spiral staircase.  For a closer look at an image; right-click on an image, choose “Open Link in New Tab” and then left-click on the opened image to magnify.


A view back along the drive from the south-west corner of the manor house.  The grounds are a little short of flowers at this time of year (early May) but it is a quiet time to  visit. 

The house has an extensive wine cellar that is open to visitors.  The two black towers on the right of the above picture are modern art made of wine bottles.   I suppose the artist had to have something to drink whilst musing on the composition and then found inspiration in the empties 🙂 .

A view of the rear and the parterre garden.

A view of the parterre garden from a rear second story window.

From the south-west corner of the house there is path that leads to the aviary.

Rothschilds’ Mynah Bird – A critically endangered species from NW Bali.

I’m not always comfortable about caging animals but these are well kept and have an easy and extended life.  Many of the birds are rare and colorful.  Unfortunately most of the them were playing find the composer, otherwise known as Haydn Seek.

The grounds are extensive and a great place for a picnic.



The rose garden was not quite in bloom (early May).


So it’s goodbye from me.

And, it’s goodbye from ‘im.  Biscuit, what biscuit ?.  It twasn’t me guv.

I hope you enjoyed your visit and enjoy the remarkable interiors ⇐.


Canal Boat Cavalcade 2017 at Little Venice

There is a pool at the junction of the Regents Canal and Grand Union Canal that is now known as Little Venice.  Every year there is a Festival and Cavalcade of canal boats.  Some have traveled hundreds of miles using the vast network of canals that were once the lifeblood of Britain’s trade and industry.

There is a pleasant waterbus ⇐ between Camden Lock and Little Venice. At Little Venice there is a floating café and an enchanting puppet theatre ⇒ for all ages.

Canal boats became ornamental even as working boats.


A Small Sample of the Cavalcade



Some of the Characters



The ugly duckling.


“One likes to be a good sport, but if one more reveler refers to me as loofah neck I shall scream”.