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Swinton Park

By gingerdelight    
Well my goodness! What can I say?! What a birthday I have had! As I stated before, my dear husband booked us into Swinton Park at Masham in the Yorkshire Dales for the night - we had a wonderful time, the food was delicious and the whole place a dream! I took lots of photographs, both with my trusty Canon SX20 AND with the brand, new Nikon D5100 that my husband surprised me with when we got there! (No ladies, you cannot have him, he's all mine!! Wink). This is just one of the many images I captured and this is the view you get just before you drive through the gates. "Wow" was my first reaction - and the place did not disappoint - from the valet unloading the car and then parking it for us, to the champagne in the room! I'm still on Cloud 9!

Back down to Earth with a bump now though, but I still have the memories, the photographs and a lovely, new camera!

Thank you all for your very kind birthday wishes.

Will catch up soon!


(now, where's that instruction book - I have so much more to learn!!) Smile

Tags: Building Hotel Gates Architecture Stately home Masham Swinton park

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Jasper87 Plus
8 1.9k 150 England
17 Sep 2012 7:27PM
This was a special, significant b/day I take it! Tongue Best not let my wife see your write up TongueGrin A pretty impressive start, Carol.


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gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2012 7:30PM

Quote:This was a special, significant b/day I take it! Tongue Dave

No, next year is my "significant" birthday - my husband just wanted to do this for me this year instead!
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2012 7:33PM
"Sounds like congratulations are in order?", glad you enjoyed your time, a great Yorkshire venue, steeped in not only history, but wonderful charm and character.

Regards Nathan
17 Sep 2012 7:40PM
wow nice b'day indeed looks like a fine place good use of the entrance way to frame the shot

17 Sep 2012 8:23PM
So glad it was a good one Carol - the photo's of the room looked wonderful. This is a lovely image - good natural frame. Lou
phil99 11 45 6 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2012 8:40PM
Super image , I'm sure you deserved your very special birthday treat .Happy birthday . Enjoy your new camera.....Phil
SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2012 8:44PM
Glad you had a great time away and such a nice camera. Love the shot and the way you've frammed it.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
17 Sep 2012 8:45PM
What a lovely birthday surprise and present, Carol, and a very nicely composed shot with your new D5100. Hope you get lots of satisfaction with it and loads of top shots.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 112 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2012 9:38PM
Going from Canon to Nikon! I hope your lovely hubby knew what camera you were coveting!
Delighted you had a super birthday to such a lovely place.
Lovely image by the way!
Now what's he got planned for next year!
HELANA 8 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2012 10:05PM
Lovely birthday sorprise Carol. This is a very well frame shot, and very sharp to. Beautiful.
rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2012 10:31PM
Framing the house with the impressive gateway was inspirational Carol. Great shot.

susanbarton 10 11 1 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2012 10:31PM
Beautifully framed by the magnificent arch, and belated Happy Birthday

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
17 Sep 2012 10:44PM
Happy Birthday You-- and a great new camera too!
Ayoob 6 Australia
18 Sep 2012 2:24AM

Quote:Beautifully framed by the magnificent arch, and belated Happy Birthday


CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
18 Sep 2012 5:53AM
Sounds like you had a marvellous birthday, Carol, and what a super gift from your beloved, you are certainly going to have fun now Smile. A cracking image, too, love the archway framing the building beyond. Carol
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2012 6:54AM
Very impressive as is the photo Carol
you lucky lady, to be so spoilt ..but sure it works too ways by the sound of above!
Ridgeway 11 222 2 Ireland
18 Sep 2012 7:38AM
Carol delighted for you,belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!,
Sound like you had a brilliant time ,,and rightly so,,

Nicely framed,Wink

CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2012 7:56AM
Belated Happy Birthday and what a lovely presentTongueTongue
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2012 8:00AM
you really have given me a feel good factor today...
what a wonderful man you have.
But I guess he thinks how lucky he is to have you ....
18 Sep 2012 8:48AM
Excellent shot great detail
Tibetan 5 3 England
18 Sep 2012 8:57AM
Nicely framed with the archway really like that! pleased you had a great time, our Daughters Birthday was Saturday, nothing as grand as yours lol. but they are quite young yet, have a nice day! best regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
18 Sep 2012 12:43PM
What a lucky girl you are Carol! Glad to hear you had a good birthday Smile And a very nicely framed image here, too Wink
Trev Smile
danbrann 13 636 17
18 Sep 2012 2:26PM
Well at least you still have your 30th birthday to look forward to Carol.
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2012 2:30PM

Quote:Well at least you still have your 30th birthday to look forward to Carol.

Thank you Danny - I will enjoy it when it arrives!
BarbaraR 11 17 1 England
18 Sep 2012 3:24PM
A lovely image and wow, the b'day spoilings
sound wonderful. Lucky girl !

B. Smile
EAS 8 1 13 Scotland
18 Sep 2012 3:26PM
You've composed this beautifully and what a lovely place it looks.

18 Sep 2012 3:36PM
Great composition Carol and nicely framed by the gate. Glad to hear you had a great birthday
FeatherFriend Plus
10 38 217 England
18 Sep 2012 3:46PM
Congrats Carol, happy new camera and hope you will gets lots of fun using it,
NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
19 Sep 2012 12:02AM
Glad you enjoyed the trip Carol and a lovely toy to play with.
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
25 Sep 2012 9:36PM
I like the way you've used the arch as both a frame and a lead in

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