Tuesday, 31 July 2012

A local beauty spot


This year's unpredictable weather has meant I haven't done many whole day 'expeditions'. Indeed, I seem to have spent a good few weekends stuck in the house while the rain beats down. (Some tidy cupboards to show for it... so it's not all bad!) Any outings I've done tend to have been short and local.  
One such trip was to the local National Trust property, East Riddlesden Hall.  It has just won a Gold Award for "The Best Small Visitor Attraction in England". (Mind you, I imagine large visitors would find it attractive too!)  It's a 17th century manor house, with pretty gardens and a scenic lake.  On the day I visited there was a wedding taking place in the ancient barn, which is apparently now licensed for the ceremony itself as well as the reception.  A wedding car was parked outside the house - a vintage Jaguar, I think.  With this as the back-drop, I'm sure the happy couple will have some wedding photos to be proud of.
To read more about the history of East Riddlesden Hall, please look back to the series of three photos I posted in July 2010  - here, here and here - or click the East Riddlesden Hall label below.

11 comments:

  1. How elegant it looks with the Jag parked out the front ... a delightful place for a special occasion.

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  2. Fantastic photo and what a wonderful setting for a wedding.

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  3. I love jaguars! What a beautiful place, it must be a dream to get married here, what a memory, and great pictures!

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  4. I am not very lucky weatherwise staying at the coast in Eastbourne ! It's quiet cool but the sun comes out at least several times a day. Only this morning it's raining cats and dogs ! Your picture is very beautiful !

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  5. What a marvelous picture and location. Thank you for sharing it with all of us. I love that little car as well!

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  6. This has the feel of oil on canvas, jennyfreckles.

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  7. It is lovely! I wouldn't mind attending a wedding there.

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  8. It looks like the set for a dramatic TV series.

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  9. I agree with the others it looks like a scene out of a period movie or TV series. Great photo it looks like HDR processed, is it?

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    1. No Diane, it's done in Lightroom 4 - not too clever with it yet, I'm sure I will get better at it.

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