Thursday, 7 December 2017

Walk and Christmas Fair



During our second visit to Blenheim Palace this autumn, we decided to walk around the lake





which is divided by Capability Browne's bridge.








We walked along the avenue that leads to the bridge, and beyond it, to the Column of Victory that dominates the grounds.






The lake on our right




wonderful reflections from the trees on the island in the middle of the lake








Behind us the palace.




We turned right to do the circular walk that would take us back to the palace. Had we turned left we could have explored another part of the grounds, but this is for another visit.





I love this copse which, this time, was enhanced by the presence of the sheep




This group of people were walking back from the Column of Victory




another, almost identical, copse, on our left




we continued on our way




the colours are glorious at this time of year







I was enchanted by this row of seabirds on the pier





We turned right and what delight! A little boy was rolling down the hill, whooping with the sheer joy of it all




We reached the end of the lake - light filtering through the trees




and onto the water




a couple were feeding the ducks and geese




but it was the light on the water that was the star of the show





Uphill now




everything was hazy due to the strong sun




We got our first glimpse of the bridge




but continued up the hill because we knew that the views would be even better shortly




we could now see the palace in the distance




and a good view of the lake and the bridge




zooming in




We had completed our circle and now it was time to go to the Christmas fair. Three marquees had been set up in the palace grounds. Two for various arts and crafts and one for food.




We had the chance to see people at work, as in here





and here.




Boxes made out of wood







rocking horses




ceramics




flutes




wooden bowls




more ceramics







wooden boxes








and more ceramics







In the food tent we were able to sample most of the products on sale




varieties of balsamic vinegar




and lots more.



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