Monday, October 19, 2009

Views of Pemberley

I had promised more pictures of Chatsworth House last week. So, here's some of the house and grounds.

This is one of the State Rooms, not usually open to the public. When the house was constructed, this room was built specifically so that if Mary & William ever came to visit, they would have a throne room available. It would have been the seat of power whenever they were there. The room never had its moment of greatness.

I wish these indoor photos weren't blurry. I was trying to be good & not use a flash.

Once upon a time I thought I'd never see a library to covet more than one at Princeton. I was wrong.

Alright, movie lovers, recognize this?

I love the countryside. Sarah noted that I spent the most time standing at the windows instead of gawking at the lavish interiors.

Sarah & I were both in awe of this indoor vineyard. The grapes hang from vines planted in the 1920s. Just amazing.


Cin said...


Anonymous said...

I'm with you--I'd be mostly staring out the windows!

Hmmm...that room you showed. I have no idea if this is the right movie, but it very much reminded me of the stark white, museum-like room at the end of 2001: a Space Odyssey.


Jeanne said...

Thanks for the pictures, Starr! Very, very impressive!

Lynnea said...

beautiful--what movie? It did seem familiar.

Kristin said...

I' going to take a wild guess and say Dead Poet's ociety or The Greatest Game Ever Played.