The Green and Pleasant Land

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Although I am a Californian, my happiest times were spent in the UK. If there is anywhere I left my heart, it is there.

Carolyn Fahm
wanderthewood: “Sissinghurst Castle Garden, Kent, England by Bob Radlinski ” Cottages England, Beautiful Gardens, Beautiful Homes, Beautiful Places, Sissinghurst Garden, Architecture Antique, Kent England, Cornwall England, Oxford England

Priest's House, Sissinghurst Castle, Sissinghurst

You can rent this as a holiday cottage and then walk out into the Sissinghurst gardens any time, day or night. The white garden is adjacent, and on a bright moonlit night when the garden is in bloom, it would be stunning.

The Rest House, Bournville Green, Birmingham Rest House, Reading Room, Birmingham, Trust, Nostalgia, Things To Come, Spaces, House Styles

The Rest House, Bournville Green, Birmingham

The heart of the Cadbury complex at Bournville in Birmingham is the Village Green, here is how it came about. 'In 1900, the Bournville Village Trust was set up to formally control the development of the estate, independently of George Cadbury or the Cadbury company. The trust focused on providing schools, hospitals, museums, public baths and reading rooms. An almost campus feel evolved, with a triangular village green, infant and junior schools, the School of Art and the Day Continuation…

Coleton Fishacre was built as a country home for Rupert D'Oyly Carte and Lady Dorothy Carte in Kingswear in Devon in the Now owned by the National Trust. Art Deco Buildings, Vintage Travel Posters, Somerset, Hampshire, Devon, 1920s, Places To See, Craftsman, England

Coleton Fishacre

Coleton Fishacre was built as a country home for Rupert D'Oyly Carte and Lady Dorothy Carte in Kingswear in Devon in the 1920s. Now owned by the National Trust.

***Mapperton House & Garden (Beaminster, Dorset, England) by Bob Radlinski 🇬🇧 Country Life Magazine, Fully Booked, Dorset England, Time Of The Year, Tudor, House Tours, Exploring, United Kingdom, Aesthetics

Mapperton House & Garden, Beaminster

In 2006 the house was voted the "Nation's Finest Manor House" by Country Life magazine. The house tour was fully booked by the time we arrived, so we were only able to view the gardens - but they are magnificent, even at this time of the year. We spent 2 hours exploring the property and gardens. A portion of the house is the original Tudor manor built in the 1540s. The current owner is the 11th Earl of Sandwich.

Vita Sackville-West's Writing Room, Sissinghurst Castle, Sissinghurst

Located on the first floor of the castle tower, this room is where Vita did most of her writing at night, after spending her day working in the gardens surrounding the tower. Vita allowed very few people into her "sacrosanct space". The portrait on the easel is of Vita's lover, Violet Trefusis. Vita and Violet eloped to France 3 times from 1918 to 1921 before ending their affair. Both Vita and her husband had homosexual love affairs throughout their long, and apparently contented, marriage…

wanderthewood: “Tudor Close Hotel in Rottingdean - East Sussex, England by Bob Radlinski ” Magical Forest, Forest Fairy, Cow Shed, Europe, Tudor Style, Public Garden, Old Barns, East Sussex, Back Gardens

Tudor Close, Rottingdean

They look authentic, but these cottages were built in 1929 by combining two former barns and a cow-shed of Court Farm. The buildings were skilfully developed in mock-Tudor style over a period of three years, but many of the beams, timbers and tiles, which have been elaborately carved with Tudor roses and other decorations, were taken from other old barns and buildings; much of the fabric of Tudor Close is therefore genuinely old. The houses did not sell well though, and were soon converted…

This was made in London before As the mother of Mary of Burgundy, Margaret was the mother-in-law of Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I.

The Crown of Margaret of York. mid 15th c.

This was made in London before 1461. As the mother of Mary of Burgundy, Margaret was the mother-in-law of Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I.

The Shropshire Hills near Wentnor Britain, Natural Beauty, Golf Courses, England, Mountains, Travel, Sheep, Textiles, Traditional

The Shropshire Hills near Wentnor

Wentnor is a little village just to the west of the Long Mynd in the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This is traditional sheep country, and was known for its textiles using the abundant local wool. A notable location for this industry was Carding Mill Valley at the northern end of the Long Mynd. The carding mill there was built in the 18th century, and named after a stage in making cloth, the three stages being carding, spinning and weaving. Carding would have been done…

Door, Queen's

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The manor house built between 1835 and 1843 to replace the Old Scotney Castle House Built, Newcastle, Building A House, Old Things, Green

Scotney New Castle, Lamberhurst, Kent

The manor house built between 1835 and 1843 to replace the Old Scotney Castle

Once again, taking advantage of the shafts of light. The sheep nearest me wasn't sheepish, while it sat on the path looking relaxed, I edged round it and grabbed the shot :-) Tall Guys, Paths, Mountains, Sheep, Travel, Viajes, Destinations, Traveling, Trips

Sheepish.

Once again, taking advantage of the shafts of light.. The sheep nearest me wasn't sheepish, while it sat on the path looking relaxed, I edged round it and grabbed the shot :-)

Looking along Howegrain Beck. Quality isn't that good, it was darker than what the photo looks and I had trouble dealing with the contrast. Liked the view :-) Tall Guys, Photo Look, Contrast, Country Roads, Dark, Green, Darkness

streaming

Looking along Howegrain Beck. Quality isn't that good, it was darker than what the photo looks and I had trouble dealing with the contrast. Liked the view :-)

Scotney Castle, Lamberhurst, Kent

Actually a fortified manor house, built in 1380 with four turrets. When the new manor house was built in 1837 (the old castle being too damp) the builder used much of the stone from the old castle, but left enough of the structure to provide a wonderful garden feature!

  Over The Top, Golf Courses, Walking, Bike, Happy, Green, Pictures, Bicycle Kick, Photos

Nearly there!

The perils of choosing to ride a bike in the Shropshire Hills! You either have to be supremely fit or be prepared to spend a lot of time walking up them, pushing your bike. Just like the chap who is just appearing over the top of the nearest hill, on the left of the picture. He stopped to chat to us and seemed quite happy.

Upon Millstone Edge, Hathersage Explore, Water, Green, Plants, Photos, Outdoor, Water Water, Aqua, Pictures

Upon Millstone Edge, Hathersage

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Laneside Farm from Woodhead Road. It's apparently a grade II listed building, built in 1899 but looks a bit dilapidated. Another shot below. Listed Building, Golf Courses, Dolores Park, Shots, Green, Travel, Outdoor, Viajes, Outdoors

Laneside Farm

Laneside Farm from Woodhead Road. It's apparently a grade II listed building, built in 1899 but looks a bit dilapidated. Another shot below.