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A La Ronde

By DicksPics
A La Ronde is an 18th-century 16-sided house located near Lympstone, Exmouth, Devon, England, and in the ownership of the National Trust.
The house was built for two spinster cousins, Jane and Mary Parminter.
These images were taken a couple of weeks ago whilst on holiday in Exmouth.
V3 was taken whilst on a river cruise on the River Exe - I only had my 24-105 lens so, this is a much, much cropped image - they had a wonderful view, though!!
Many appreciative thanks for all views, votes and comments on my 'Left, Right and Centre' upload!Smile

Richard

Tags: Architecture National Trust A La Ronde

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Comments


29 Aug 2014 12:02AM
Fine set Richard, like the composition of V1,
Fred.

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gary_d 9 576 13 Wales
29 Aug 2014 12:04AM
I like the composition in V1 too. - Gary
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
29 Aug 2014 12:12AM
I know how many sides are in a triangle and a square Richard,
and I wondered what a 16 sided figure is called,
so I Googled it.
It is a Hexakaidecagon.
I wished I had not bothered now !!
Good set.
Mick.
richmowil Plus
7 310 1 England
29 Aug 2014 12:31AM
A stunning set of images Richard. IT looks to have magnificent views!! Those lucky sisters living there.
Mollycat Plus
3 11 2 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2014 12:48AM
An incredible house Richard. Have you been inside to see the collection these two amassed during their travels. Thats pretty amazing too.
Peter.
Such an interesting house.. the surrounds are beautiful... wonderful shots Richard.

Lynette Grin
RonnieAG Plus
7 153 116 Scotland
29 Aug 2014 2:11AM
I seem to remember seeing this property in a TV programme and with views of it's fascinating interior.
No matter what time of day it is the sun ( of it's shining ) comes in one or another of it's windows.
Nicely captured shots of a place I'd love to visit, but probably never will......just that bit far away for me now.
R.
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
29 Aug 2014 2:21AM
This, a super , crisp, clean shot!
29 Aug 2014 3:10AM
Interesting facade and sky looks enchanting. Excellent
Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
29 Aug 2014 4:54AM
A very 'out of the box ' house for those days !! I would love to live in it Smile Lovely set
CarolG Plus
10 198 19 Greece
29 Aug 2014 5:35AM
What a beautiful house, Richard, and stunning 360 degree views, excellent captures. Carol
mistere Plus
3 1 3 England
29 Aug 2014 7:08AM
A very unusual and interesting building Richard, very well photographed and presented. Nice work.

Dave.
29 Aug 2014 7:14AM
A wonderful set of images Richard and a very interesting looking house with a stunning view Smile
Jan
franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
29 Aug 2014 7:50AM
An interesting and lovely set here.

Ken
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2014 7:56AM
What a delightfully quirky, original building, very nicely captured by you.
29 Aug 2014 8:29AM
Lovely taken photos, my wife noticed it from TV straight away. It just across the water from TCRM which I served in. Great shot.Grin
netta1234 Plus
4 381 2 Wales
29 Aug 2014 8:50AM
What a lovely house and some lovely images .
It would be interesting to see insideSmile
NettaSmile
29 Aug 2014 9:05AM
It looks like a little dutch house, a great set Richard, V1 is my favSmile

Danny
29 Aug 2014 9:07AM
This seems very familiar.
Good shots!
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 10 10 England
29 Aug 2014 10:11AM
Excellent set of images Richard. I think the interesting feature of the house is the diamond shaped windows, I've never come across such a feature.
Joan
Irishkate Plus
6 38 102 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2014 10:29AM
A beautiful building but I think those diamond shaped windows trimmed with red spoil it.
In version 2 we see all sorts of quirky windows which are great - it's maybe just the red which
takes away from the design for me.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
29 Aug 2014 10:59AM

Quote:I seem to remember seeing this property in a TV programme and with views of it's fascinating interior.
No matter what time of day it is the sun ( of it's shining ) comes in one or another of it's windows.
Nicely captured shots of a place I'd love to visit, but probably never will......just that bit far away for me now.
R.

yes I too remember the program nice clean crisp sharp capture fascinating building

Graham
DixClix 7 2 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2014 11:17AM
Excellent images ****, superbly captured and so clear and sharp! Wonderfully quirky place to visit but, unlike another comment above, I don't think I would like to live there...too many visitors for a start!!!
Great stuff!
Mick
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
29 Aug 2014 11:36AM
Love it! I've always dreamed of living in a circular house (well, this is almost circular!) and I'd love to live here Smile A great set, Richard, thanks for showing us this delightful building Smile
Trev Smile
What a beautiful house Richard and an excellent series of images. V1 is my favorite. Smile
Carol
JuBarney Plus
5 20 3 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2014 11:58AM
A splendid set & love V2.
I know it well but have never seen it from the sea; thanks.
Ju
gss 3 1 Romania
29 Aug 2014 12:27PM
What an interesting place and a lovely, charming villa, very original especially with her rhombic windows
A great set Richard!
Silviu
Nikonuser1 Plus
4 108 14 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2014 1:18PM
A great set of images of this very interesting looking house Richard, great write upSmile

Cliff
capto Plus
4 4.1k 8 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2014 3:56PM
A fine and interesting set.Smile

ivor
29 Aug 2014 5:47PM
A super set of this interesting 16 sided property
Great Architecture, & well taken images Richard
29 Aug 2014 7:04PM
I'd love a look round that. Smile
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
29 Aug 2014 11:00PM
Love the clourful windows on the corners of this interesting building Richard. V1 has an excellent composition.
Brian.
ali63 Plus
4 756 1 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2014 10:42AM
Superb images,

Ali SmileSmile
viscostatic 10 35 5 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2014 8:32AM
A delightful cottage Richard and excellent photographs of it.

Phil.
liarsdance Plus
2 632 2 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2014 2:30PM
A beautiful set of images - and a very beautiful building

~Heath

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