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While up at Cholmondeley Castle earlier this year and exploring the castle I found my way to the roof, I couldn’t resist checking it out and grabbing a few shots.
Even way up here the attention to detail is amazing.
A row of chimneys gives you an idea how they kept the castle warm though out the winter months, before central heating.
A closer look reveals each chimney is numbered so as to aid in diagnostics if one or more become blocked.
Have a great weekend.
A few more shots from Cholmondeley Castle, this was one of my favourite shots, the Castle with the cricket game going on in the foreground, the day before this we sat in the cricket grounds and watched them play while we had a few cold ones, very nice it was.
How can I do a post on the castle without a door.
And a little bit of the garden.
No post tomorrow as I will be traveling home, Whoa Whoa, 21 days on this FPSO is long enough.
I found these shots from the last time we were at Cholmondeley Castle in the Autumn or Fall I think you guys over the pond call it.
The frame was from the days when I thought they looked good.
Quick post today showing the gardens around Cholmondeley Castle, we were lucky enough to able to walk around them while they weren’t open to the public, it’s getting close to the end of summer so the gardens are not at their best, but still very nice.
My first attempt at this type of shot.
I thought I would try to forget about ships & sea for a while, which is quite difficult as I’m surrounded by it. So here are some shots from our stay at Cholmondeley Castle, Archie our dog being the central theme.
Here he is checking out the alpaca’s, I think he thought one was his Mum.
The large double story stables in the background is where Ginger McCain trained Red Rum, winner of the Grand National in 1973, 1974 and 1977. His son Donald took over the stable from his father in 2006 and followed in his footsteps by training the 2011 Aintree winner Ballabriggs.
A bit of tree climbing with my son Aiden.
One last sit in the mounting block before the drive home.
I was going to wait until I was home to post more about Cholmondeley but you guys are just to persuasive, so here it is.
These stones are either side of the main door.
Was it worth the wait?
Still inside the Castle, we made our way up to the old servants quarters and I found the old call bells, these would be wired to a button in rooms around the castle and when pushed the relevant bell would ring telling the butler which room to head for.
More doors, but these are hidden doors, so does that count! As you may know I can’t take many photo’s inside the Castle for security reasons, so here are some I could get away with, this door leads onto the Billiard Room.
This one is just great.
All photo’s today were processed with Silver Efex Pro2, which does bring out a lot of detail, as you can see with the last photo, that door does not look that bad in colour.
Thank you all for your likes and comments, this is my 100th post so here’s to the next 100.
I’m off to work tomorrow so will post when I can.
Yes I’m afraid so, more doors, I just can’t help myself, I see a door, I’ve got to shoot it. This first one is from one of the other gate houses at Cholmondeley Castle, and there’s another warning, all this week will be shots from Cholmondeley Castle, so if you are going to have a week off, now is the time.
This one is from the outdoor pool enclosure, I was so close to falling in the pool as I backed up to take this shot.
Does anyone what to see the Castle? Here is a teaser.
Some iPhone shots from our visit to Cheshire.
This is Chester Cathedral it is the mother church of the Church of England Diocese of Chester, and is located in Chester city centre, Cheshire, England. The cathedral, formerly St Werburgh’s abbey church of a Benedictine monastery, is dedicated to Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary. Since 1541 it has been the seat of the Bishop of Chester and centre of worship, administration, ceremony and music for the city and diocese.
The cathedral is a Grade I listed building, and part of a heritage site that also includes the former monastic buildings to the North, also listed Grade I. The cathedral, typical of English cathedrals in having been modified many times, dates from between 1093 and the early 16th century, although the site itself may have been used for Christian worship since Roman times. All the major styles of English medieval architecture, from Norman to Perpendicular, are represented in the present building.
This is a Milestone we found outside an old pub in Tarporley we had lunch in.
A milestone is one of a series of numbered markers placed along a road or boundary at intervals of one mile or occasionally, parts of a mile. They are typically located at the side of the road or in a median. They are alternatively known as mile markers, mileposts or mile posts (sometimes abbreviated MPs).
See the town of Nantwich on the MP below, the ‘wich’ at the end of the name means salt, so places ending in wich had salt, either stored, for sale or just there.
Another cool sign in Tarporley.
Last one is a huge sculpture in the grounds of an Adventure Trail the boy’s, Archie and I spent a couple of hours getting muddy on.
I’ll give you a bit of a tease, here are some shots of the Cholmondeley Estate.In this shot you can see the gatehouse we are staying in and the castle behind it, like I said yesterday it’s an inner gatehouse and is called ‘Somerset Lodge’
This is the main door to the castle, it’s actually the back door, it’s huge but I couldn’t get anything to put near for a sense of size, you’ll just have to take my word for it.
Can anyone guess what this is, sort of steps going nowhere, try to guess before you scroll down.
It’s a Mounting Block, to make it easier for Gentry to mount their horse.