Archive for the ‘Cholmondeley Castle’ Tag
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.
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.
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.
I’ve found some wifi! Finally had to go shopping with the wife, while she’s doing her stuff I’ve snuck off to Starbucks and found a slow connection to the outside world.
This is our home for the next week, it’s one of the inner gatehouses of Cholmondeley Castle in Cheshire. This is our fourth visit to Cholmondeley Castle, on one of our last visits my wife and I were lucky enough to have lunch with Lady Cholmondeley which was really cool, served by a butler and all. For security reasons I had to ask before I could post this so I can’t go into to much more detail. The Castle isn’t open to the public but the grounds are, and are well worth a visit.