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Sunday, May 05, 2013

Haiku Month - Day 5

History teaches
things that are helpful today,
but we have to look.


Not that we've made great use of our National Trust Membership but we thought for a short trip out we would go to Ham House. There's plenty online if you want to read about it so I'll just post a few images.

It's well worth a visit as there are a lot of rooms open to the public and they also have demonstrations so today I got to try some Ale made with the hop variety grown there, although they don't brew on the premises, and also some biscuits cooked in the ovens which are still working. An added bonus.



A Large Stone Figure Reclining Outside The Main Entrance. (I suspect it has a more detailed name than that).



17th Century Nuclear Warheads - Or possibly some fir topiary.



The Main Entrance Hall from the Galleried Landing.



More topiary in the Formal Garden.



Inlaid Marquetry to a cabinet made by slicing through a tree. Highly unusual.



The full cabinet. Something rather aiamalistic about the way the decoration works.



Leather fire buckets hanging up in the servants passageway. They were kept full of sand in case fire broke out, and once the sand was used they would be filled with water.



Some Flowers. They looked a bit like a variety of tulip but I suspect they aren't. No doubt someone will know.

2 Comments:

  • You went to a stately home - all full of grandeur and history - and you managed to get beer and biscuits. Well done you!

    By Blogger Masher, At 6:03 AM  

  • Yes, they are Tulips, opened by the warmth from the sun.

    I like the look of that house but I am not too sure about the cabinet, it looked rather odd. Glad you got beer and biscuits though.

    By Blogger Toffeeapple, At 3:00 PM  

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