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Tabley House Chapel
Tabley House Chapel (Nikon D5000)

On a trip to finally see Tabley House after turning up the last time two hours early we left after a nice feed at the Tea Room but unwilling to wait two hours until the house opened. This time we planned it to perfection... well I think that might be going over the top... we planned it and got into the house without having to wait hours.

The house is OK but nothing special. I think you need to have a great interest some or all of the paintings they have in their possession as this seems to be the whole reason to go. I knew nothing about the art work so whilst it was interesting it was nothing special. Probably good if you like lists of stuff, paintings or you're an art spotter.

As you can see this is the Chapel which you can see if you visit the interesting Tea Room which in itself is interesting and worth a visit. In the Tea Room itself (which would connect the House to the Chapel if it weren't for the fact that you can't walk through West Wing as this is a Nursing Home as is the East Wing and the top floor of the house) is an impressive fireplace that was in the Old Hall which is in ruins because of Salt mining in the area.

0 comments have been left21:45 14 Sep 2010Tags: chapel clouds tabley
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A Stopped Clock is Correct Twice a Day
A Stopped Clock is Correct Twice a Day (Nikon D5000)

Whilst I did write about Bologna's train station bomb I never realised that there were two clocks on the station. To be honest I are really three. There are two analogue clocks and a digital one in the middle. I never had the gust to take a picture of the crack in the wall but this I could take because with a zoom lens you can see from our room.

What's weird is that nothing of this is in the guide books but perhaps that's not that weird. It came to light at the end of the swift bus tour of Bologna. It turns out that the clock in the picture that is on the left side of the ticket hall stopped at the time of the bomb and in memory of the incident was kept at the time, the other one on the right still ticks away. Of course the digital one is probably as accurate as it could be.

0 comments have been left00:31 4 Sep 2010Tags: bologna italy clock bomb
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Gawsworth Hall
Gawsworth Hall (Nikon D5000)

This weekend was pretty good so it was time to get out and try the my new camera the Nikon D5000. As far as the camera I worry that it will just allow me to take more average pictures, in face many hundreds of average pictures that I will be too sentimental to delete where with my comfy Minolta shoes would end up with quite a few bad 'uns but some real keepers. At least it is better than the strange and impossible Fuji 1600.

Anyway back to the weekend. Gawsworth is a nice enough place, a little small and at least we got there. I can't remember the hall we went to first which was about five miles away that we turned up to only to find that they needed cash, so U-turning against the traffic we found a cash machine despite GPS direction. Driving away I found the vital cash that could have got us into the other hall! Ah well it must be fate.

It's a small hall but quite pretty and there is a bit to see but not a day's worth. I personally think the best part of the day was the visit to The Phough just down from the hall which was lunch. An unexpected break and brilliant food despite not serving sandwiches on the weekend. It was also a great chance to test the camera again of course.

0 comments have been left21:41 17 Aug 2010Tags: hall tudor gardens
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