Saturday, 16 November 2019

Blenheim Palace re-visited - again!




Another sunny day after a week's rain and we decided to go back to Blenheim Palace for another visit. A different walk this time, circling Capability Brown's lake.




The bridge, the Column of Liberty in the distance




autumn colours




Two copses that I am particularly fond of, on our left







and a third one - you have to look closely to realise that it's more than one tree




the path circles the lake


 

this is one of my favourite bits of this walk




water birds seem to like it too







it's uphill now until one gets to the bridge















First glimpse of the bridge




zooming in







We reached the top of the hill




and turned right




More views of the lake and bridge




We eventually reached the palace gates: the marquis is part of the Christmas preparations - there is going to be a Christmas fair next week




The water garden where we had lunch


more Christmas preparations.




We wanted to walk some more so after lunch we walked to the back of the palace




past the Italian garden, which is private




and went into the Secret Garden to have a look at all the small ponds there




this acer is brilliant










the dominant features here are ponds and acers










out of the Secret Garden and on to the long avenue that leads to the end of the grounds








up to this water feature and then back to the palace and to the car.



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