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Good luck with the plan. :hug:
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Anubis-noise Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009
...so nice
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horai Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009
Thanks a lot. :)
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Anubis-noise Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009
you're so welcome :)
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vw1956 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful photograph and use of blur :clap:
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horai Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
Thanks, less is more. :D
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vw1956 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:nod:
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Bark Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Professional Writer
absolutely beautiful!
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horai Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
Thanks man. :D
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timid-wolf Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous shot, man ^^ do they offer tours there?
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horai Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
It's open all Summer and they have special days. I went there when they had a demonstration of Elizabethan dancing and a discussion about the etiquette of the period.
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timid-wolf Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome
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keight Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
Lovely shot of a lovely estate. The family has had some wonderful architects, and you've captured the graceful grandeur of the place beautifully.
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horai Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
Thanks so much. I wish you could see it for real, the place is beautiful and mainly Elizabethan on a grand scale although the chapel has some stunning medieval friezes that were uncovered during some restoration work. I did take a shot of those while the work was going on. They're not great pictures but historically interesting. :)

Sorry, went on a bit there. :D
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keight Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
No problem! I would go on about it all day. :D I thought what I can see of the main building looked Elizabethan from the window placement. I am so glad you mentioned the chapel. That window wall is gorgeous, and quite daring, for that period.
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horai Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
Indeed. I believe the chapel window is around the mid 15th century and the very far wall at the end of the chapel is late 13th century which explains the very different architecture. The whole house is a mixture of designs from the mid 12th up to the mid 17th century with bits built on everywhere. This is what makes it so delightful to walk around.
As for daring, now as you mention it, it certainly was for the period. :)

Sorry for waffling on again, I really love this house and have been trying to get a photographic job there for ages but the lady of the house likes modern, can you believe that. She lives in the most beautiful period house and she likes modern. ***face-palm***
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keight Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
Well, as she may have grown up there, as did her ancestors, she now finds herself the keeper, as it were, of the family museum; where every piece of furniture, every painting, and every other ornamentation, must stay exactly where it is placed. For her, the convenience of a modern home, where she can decorate as she pleases, and move the furniture around on a whim, would be a dream come true.
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horai Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
Good point. Typical man, that aspect never occured. :D
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kkart Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Professional Photographer
This is absolute perfection Bernie, honestly I think this could be one of your best images ever, I would hang this on my wall in a heartbeat!
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horai Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
Why thank you John. :D
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Lord-Cargyle Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009
If I owned a place that big, I'd turn it into the world's biggest bed and breakfast.:D
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horai Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
My immediate reaction is **face-palm** but I can see your point. :D
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Lord-Cargyle Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
Yay, I made someone facepalm! That's actually the first of those I've gotten.:D
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horai Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
Then my work here is done. :D
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AnnaKlava Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is such a beautiful castle. The grass is also a delish color. Yellow green! :D

I really like that fountain over there too.
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horai Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
Thank you.
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009   General Artist
How did you know where I live? :p

Lovely shot mate!
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horai Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
I knew mate, we're all coming over for a party next week. :D

Thanks Dan. :)
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009   General Artist
feel free :D I'll be out that day :D

Welcome mate!
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guins-1759 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009
fantastic shot bern's.
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horai Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009
Thanks Joe. :D
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forest-dream Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009
THANK YOUUU! :D All I have to do now is to work on a plan :D and then live here happily ever after :D

And I'll invite you for tea on every week :D along with dear Jill of course... but if you'd prefer bear, it's ok too!
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horai Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009
Thank you, I shall look forward to afternoon tea with the lady and gentleman of the house. :D
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forest-dream Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009
... I meant beer of course. Not bear xD
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horai Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009
I gathered that, Bears are a little rare in this neck of the wood. :D :hug:
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pearwood Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
The rare bears with the bare rears. :nod:
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horai Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
Indeed. :D
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Popsi Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful photo - it seems to glow :)
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horai Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009
Thanks a lot. :D
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