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Blenheim I

Blenheim Palace at Woodstock, a few miles from Oxford, was a gift from Queen Anne and a grateful nation to John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough following his famous victory at the Battle of Blenheim in 1704. Home to the 11th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough, Blenheim Palace was the birth place of Sir Winston Churchill in 1874 and is a World Heritage Site. Unlike most properties of this stature it is still privately owned and run as a successful business.

comments (13)

  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America
  • 1 Sep 2011, 02:32
i've said it before, but this is another one where i'd like to wander around without a guide. i like your low angle.
John Prior: Our first visit although we have been past it many times, the grounds are great with lots of nice trees, will have to go again for the autumn colour.
Lovely photo- what an amazing place! You have great symmetry and awesome sky going on here!
John Prior: Thank you Elizabeth, this was towards the end of the day, less people in evidence and the sun in the right place.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 1 Sep 2011, 06:57
It is to my eternal shame that I have never been there John. This image makes it look so terrific that I really must get my skates on!
John Prior: My first visit also, although have been past it lots of times on the A44, my favourite route to mid Wales. Capability Brown's grounds are great also, lots of great trees so it should be good in the autumn. This was towards the end of the day when fewer visitors were in evidence.
A stunning shot John. Blenheim Palace, is a fine building.
John Prior: Thank you Frances, the colour of the stone makes it feel very welcoming.
  • Chantal
  • Germany
  • 1 Sep 2011, 08:43
grat symmetry in this photo
John Prior: It is rather splendid Chantal
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 1 Sep 2011, 09:49
Just imagine living there. You would need a cleaner.
John Prior: Thanks Chad, perhaps the butlers wife would it smile
Passed it many times but have only ever been there once! Excellent shot of this magnificent house
John Prior: Likewise Bill, so many speed traps on the approach to Woodstock my mind is usually elsewhere smile
Another place on my list of places to go, it is a fine looking building.
John Prior: Well worth a visit Brian
I have been in the grounds but not the palace but will have to go back sometime. Marvelous shot John
John Prior: Thank you Janet
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Sep 2011, 16:28
This is a gorgeous building/palace, lovely to look at. I like you have it all in one smile
John Prior: Thank you Linda
This is a magnificent composition John and such a great sky over such a great building with so much history....petersmile
Perfect shot, in agreat symetry. Love the color of the stone; so beautiful castle!
Have a nice day.
Ambiance impostante. Monument imposant. Nuages qui renforcent cette idée d'immensité. Très belle perspective...

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