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Osterley Park

By Karuma1970
We are lucky to have Osterley Park just across the road from where we live and it has been a life-saver during the pandemic. The house itself was originally built in 1576 but the current building was designed by Robert Adam in 1761. Over the last few decades the grounds have been returned to how they would have looked at around that time.
The Robert Adam interior rooms are magnificent and have been used in dozens of films such as Young Victoria, Great Expectations, Belle, Miss Potter, Rebecca and surprisingly The Dark Knight Rises. Even the stables (now a coffee shop) have been used in Mansfield Park and the TV adaptation of Ford Maddox Fordís Parade's End.
The Home Guard, which is the theme of the TV series Dad's Army, started in Osterley Park in 1940 when Britain stood alone and expected invasion. It seems strange when we go for our morning walk to think that 80 years ago local people were being taught how to make Molotov cocktails and string wire across the roads where I'm stopping to take a photos of damsel flies.

Tags: Landscape and travel Osterley park

Voters: mj.king, mike9005, HobbitDave and 19 more


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Comments


14 Jan 2021 10:45AM
Very reflective and atmospheric write up, Osterley looks a fine estate. So Dads Army started there too.....legendary series! ĎJust donít give him your name, Pike!í

Dave 🙂
14 Jan 2021 11:31AM
Beautiful photo how lucky you are to be there..Thanks for all the history..Regards Alan
dales Plus
5 11 Australia
14 Jan 2021 11:46AM
Beautifully composed Mike , very interesting history of this location
Ian
Lovely image Mike. Iíve spent many happy hours there.

Karen
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
14 Jan 2021 2:49PM
A lovely image Mike.
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2021 5:59PM
Beautiful location and reflections...
Excellent work !! Isabel GrinGrin
14 Jan 2021 6:34PM
Excellent use of the branches to give the curtain effect. Always evokes a sense of stealing a peek at something,
14 Jan 2021 9:01PM
A lovely image through the tree foliage. Very informative your write up. Nice to know you can stretch your legs. Debs
15 Jan 2021 3:28AM
What great history, Mike.

Peter

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