En route home from Brighton we stopped off for a birthday lunch for DH at Waddesdon Manor in Aylesbury.
Classed as one of the jewels in the crown of the National Trust it really is a place for a full day's visit as there is so much to see. Built in the 1870s to house the many treasures of the Rothschild family and to entertain their many aristocratic friends.
What looks like a chandelier above the main entrance door is an interesting artwork.
Close up view reveals thousands of interlocked, tiny, acrylic figures.
The sculpture trail in the gardens was so interesting......
this piece I have seen somewhere before....
Here it is in situ....
Love is all you need!
I thought this was a sculpture but it was only a contemporary garden seat
Snapped this lady mimicking the pose of Anthony Gormley's iron man. Arms outstretched but still similar to the 100 of his figures situated on the beach near my home.
Moon Dog by Tony Smith... Interesting, but I didn't get this one at all..........
This was a favourite as I found the reflected images in the polished, concave, scooped out, circles of granite just fascinating. It shimmered and constantly changed with the movement of people, the light, the skies etc.
This filigree rusted truck was a great crowd puller and in front was a colourful formal flower bed planted with a Union Flag and messages, especially for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
These "dollops" of bronze amazingly almost took on characters as they each seemed to have expressions of their own!
The giant teapot "Pavillon de The" by Joana Vasconcelos was well situated on the front lawn and there was a honeysuckle plant growing inside which would eventually intertwine the filigree pot.
Nobody had a good word about this huge packet of cigarettes which bisected a giant wooden chair, entitled "Bad Timing and Lamb Chop". Title and subject really need to be explained!
This is one I prepared earlier but I'll be home from Germany Sunday, i.e., tomorrow.
Sat 31st Agust 2013!!! Hello Mountain Ash , I hope I've caught you in time to thank you for popping by my blog so often and I'd love you to leave me a comment. your visitsa are a mystery but appreciated just the same!