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Hinton Ampner Bust

By pamelajean
Firstly, a big thankyou to Pam (mashwood10) and Kurt (KurtSkeels) for their User Awards on my Mottisfont Sundial.

I love Hinton Ampner for its collections of fine Georgian furniture, hard stone ornaments, ceramics and inlaid furniture, but most of all for the exquisite and unique collection of rare and highly prized minerals, the blue john and marble, and particularly the furniture inlaid with marble mosaics.
This classical marble bust caught my attention because it was framed by the mirror and was reflected within it too.

This is in the Entrance Hall where there is a stunning marbled floor and sweeping staircase.
This elegant country manor is modelled and immaculately decorated in the Georgian style. The house suffered a catastrophic fire in 1960, and was lovingly rebuilt by the last owner, Ralph Dutton.

3 versions, all separate frames.
No flash and no tripods allowed.

Pamela.

Tags: Architecture National trust Hampshire 8th Lord Sherborne

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Comments


helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
17 May 2014 4:55PM
It sounds a lovely place to visit Pamela - I like v1 for the intricate patterns around the mirror and v2 for the balance of the composition.
Helen

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CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
17 May 2014 4:56PM
I have to admit that the beautiful mirror caught my eye, Pamela, rather than the bust Wink I think V.1 pips it to the post, but only just, all excellent captures. Carol
17 May 2014 6:03PM
Lovely light and tones.

V1 & V2 my favourites.

P.
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
17 May 2014 6:45PM
It's just the sort of place I would like to visit, certainly judging by both your intro aa well as these versions of the bust in front of that gilded mirror.
Like all three versions and am torn over a favourite so it will need to be 1/3 vote to each.
R.
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
17 May 2014 7:26PM
Lovely three images in their own right
so beautifully presented but has to be V1 the fuller picture for me
Lillian
franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
17 May 2014 9:05PM
Lovely set with version 2 being my favourite, Pamela.

Ken
Superb set of images. v1 is my fave

Fred
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
17 May 2014 10:43PM
V3 for me for the repeated images.
18 May 2014 12:09AM
excellent set. V1 is my favourite. I like the way the head in the mirror seems to be admiring the painting reflection.
BIGRY1 Plus
4 3 7 United Kingdom
18 May 2014 7:51AM
Looks like a wonderful place to visit. That mirror frame is stunning. Great imagesGrin
Ryan
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
18 May 2014 12:02PM
That has to be one of the most ornate and beautiful mirror frames I've ever seen Smile A very well captured set, Pamela, but V1 has to be my fave, for that frame Wink
Trev Smile
18 May 2014 8:48PM
Superb set of images Pam, V1 catches my eye..Lin
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
18 May 2014 11:53PM
Very ornate mirror indeed Pamela.
Must be a beggar to dust though !!
Mick.
SlowSong Plus
8 6.4k 29 England
19 May 2014 12:07PM
I prefer the crop of V2.
x
capto Plus
4 4.0k 8 United Kingdom
19 May 2014 7:06PM
Beautifully taken, v1 does it for me.Smile

ivor
20 May 2014 1:51PM
Superb set of images. v1 for me
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
20 May 2014 9:30PM
I think V1 has it all Pamela - I like the bust and its reflection and the full view of that decorated mirror is superb.
Brian.
dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
21 May 2014 6:14PM
lovely set, and wonderful reflections.
Ayoob 5 Australia
21 May 2014 9:33PM
Great set of images - like them all....Wink
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
27 May 2014 9:46PM
It looks like you bust a gut to get these exceedingly fine images for us Pamela, I think v1 is the best
19 Jun 2014 9:27PM
GorgeousSmile I've been there, I shall look with a new eye next time😜
xwang 7 55 8
31 Jul 2014 11:05PM
I prefer V1, I like the mirror...

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