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 the 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’ve added a new county – Derbyshire – to the Categories section – over half way now! [30 down, 12 to go in fact]
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 Brown dramatically altered many of the landscapes he was involved with.
The exhibition continues until 22nd May 2016
I thought these two benches looked like they were having a chat 😉
I discussed winter garden design over at Veg Plotting yesterday. I didn’t mention how art and other structural pieces can be used effectively at this time of year. Lacock Abbey’s Frozen World exhibition last week demonstrated the concept admirably.
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.
Ok, so it’s a bit of a ‘spot the bench’, but I’m sure you’ll agree that even on a soaking wet autumn day, Bodnant looks pretty good!