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Friday Bench: It’s a hoot

Owl Bench at Hardwick Hall

We’d only just arrived at Hardwick Hall when this unusual bench greeted us. There were plenty more inside which may feature at a later date.

I’d often spotted theΒ Hall looming over the surrounding countryside as we whizzed past on the M1 to/from my brother-in-law’s in Yorkshire. I’m pleased we found the time to explore it on our way home on Tuesday.

I’m also pleased I’veΒ added a new county – Derbyshire – to the Categories section – over half way now! [30 down, 12 to go in fact]

 

Altered Images

Altered Images

This is one of Lisa Pettibone’s pieces on display as part of the Elements of Capability exhibition at Lacock Abbey.

I liked how the warped metal transformed the paths, sky, grass and surrounding vegetation into something quite surreal looking. It’s a bit like how Capability BrownΒ dramatically altered many of the landscapes he was involved with.

The exhibition continues until 22nd May 2016

Friday Bench: Illuminating Lacock

Illuminated bench at Lacock Abbey

I loved how this illumination picked out the detail of the stonework behind the bench. Illuminating Lacock is celebrating 175 years since Fox Talbot announced his photographic negative process which he developed (‘scuse pun) at Lacock Abbey. There’s more on this over at Veg Plotting today.

The illuminations are 4-7pm from now until 9th February 2014.