Thursday, January 03, 2008

Castle Howard


Castle Howard 01b
Originally uploaded by rooruu.
A few years after watching Brideshead Revisited with such joy and pleasure, I was in the UK. On heading north, Castle Howard, where the series was filmed, was a must-see. I timed it to arrive there right on the time the grounds opened, and savoured being able to wander, with few people around - it got busy soon enough, with the expected bustle of a stately home. But for about half an hour, I hardly saw anyone, and walked the grounds. Magic.

1 comment:

The Shopping Sherpa said...

I have the same experience when I visited Queen Mary's dolls house at Winsdor Castle - it was amazing sharing it with just the guard for almost half an hour!