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Hatfield Wisteria

By baclark
Hi everyone, thanks for the C&C's on Cooling Off. I hope you are enjoying the weekend? On Saturday we went to Hatfield House which is quite local to us. A Henry Moore exhibition comprising of 15 bronze works opened that day in the grounds and will be on until September. Photo's of that will appear at some point.

But the wisteria was absolutely beautiful, just about at it's best and the aroma was breathtaking. Here's just a small part, which with the window and bricks appealed.

The present Jacobean house of Hatfield House was built in 1611 by Robert Cecil, First Earl of Salisbury and Chief Minister to King James I. An earlier building on the site was the Royal Palace of Hatfield. Only part of this still exists, a short distance from the present house. This palace was the childhood home and favourite residence of Queen Elizabeth I.

Have fun and thanks for looking.

Tags: Window Architecture Flowers and plants Hatfield House

Voters: cabbie, Paw67, coastem and 37 more

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mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.0k 2465 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2011 9:50AM
Rustic brick, wisteria, dappled sunlight, this is so very English. Delightful image.
25 Apr 2011 10:12AM
Great colour & detail.
25 Apr 2011 10:14AM
Lovely image Barbara - hope my wisteria flowers this year, it's been in quite a few years now, it did have one flower on it last year !

EAS 12 1 13 Scotland
25 Apr 2011 10:15AM
The colours and details combine so perfectly in this charming image. Enjoye your info too. Have had a wonderful Easter with the family and enjoying the recovery period today too!!

Rende 14 38 4 Netherlands
25 Apr 2011 10:31AM
Beautiful shot Barbara; I especially like the books behind the window.
I hope they have good security at the exhibition; recently a Rodin bronze was stolen from a Dutch museum, and when they found it back it was cut in pieces with grinders to sell as scrap metal....
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2011 11:09AM
So wonderfully captured this window surrounded with the wisteria, can almost smell it Barbara
a great composition thisGrin
helenlinda Plus
14 374 22 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2011 11:40AM
Beautiful capture - well composed shot Barbara
PattiW 16 24 2 United States
25 Apr 2011 12:19PM
Beautifully composed, I love this ! Patti
morpheus1955 15 3 2 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2011 12:36PM
Lovely image Barbara, great textures and I love the shadows, beautifully captured and presented.

andylea 13 37 1 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2011 12:38PM
love the comp barbara brilliant colour and light a real beauty nice one Wink
TonyWatson 11 1 England
25 Apr 2011 2:46PM
Hi Barbara, don't know whats the other side of the wall, but I would move in tomorrow. Just call me old fashioned but these types of building just rock my boat. The further out in the wilderness the better. Unfortunatly, my other arf is a townie so gess just a pipe dream, so just keep looking at these images and dreamin.
Nice work
pamelajean Plus
15 1.6k 2238 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2011 7:17PM
I find this so appealing, Barbara, the texture of brickwork with the wisteria overhanging is glorious, and I also like the books in the window.
nclark 12 9 1 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2011 9:14PM
Beautiful plumage, great composition.

dmhuynh72 13 47 3 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2011 5:18AM
Lovely composition, lighting and shadows.
Hope you had a great easter.
imagio 15 12 1 England
26 Apr 2011 8:54AM
Lovely colourful composition Barbara

gingerdelight 15 298 11 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2011 9:48AM
Such a beautiful flower Barbara, and so wonderfully captured against that red brickwork.
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
26 Apr 2011 4:55PM
Frames the little window very nicely, lovely dappled light captured here, too Smile A super presentation, Barbara Smile
Trev Smile
Adderwatcher 12 60 19 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2011 7:25AM
Fantastic capture Barbara!
Jekaro 12 1 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2011 7:36AM
Just a superb image, Barbara, wonderful light and shadows.

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