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Wrest Park III

The Orangery, built in the 1830s at the same time as the French-style house.

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Another good view of the Park John, it only increases my desire to see for myself.
John Prior: Thanks Les, worth a visit, but avoid the weekends.
I love the loooong view you give!
John Prior: Thanks Elizabeth, the wide angle gives a great sense of place.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America
  • 10 Aug 2011, 05:38
wonderful symmetry in the planning of this estate. i see where the plantations in Virginia got their inspiration.
John Prior: Thanks Sherri, the Orangery and the House are inspired by the French style of that time.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 10 Aug 2011, 07:16
A structure grander than most houses John! Did you go inside?
John Prior: Yes Chris, empty inside, really a fancy hot house for the owners orange trees.
Such an impressive driveway!And House! Nice POV.
John Prior: Thanks Marion. all the gravel paths have been restored, this was the Orangery, that once housed a collection of orange trees, built in the French style of the time and matching the much larger house.
Nice perspective.
John Prior: Thanks Sheila, these grand spaces lend themselves so well smile
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 10 Aug 2011, 07:45
So idyllic, John! You do these so well.
John Prior: Thank you kindly Ginnie smile
This must be one of English Heritages finest. Another excellent picture. They should use your pictures to promote the place John
John Prior: Thanks Bill, I think I prefer English Heritage stewardship to that of the National Trust.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 10 Aug 2011, 09:02
It all looks very graceful John.
John Prior: This was towards the end of the day, it had been rather too busy for me smile
a long drive way that is for sure
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 10 Aug 2011, 12:09
Impressive photo
What a fine building. You were lucky nobody much was about.
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Aug 2011, 13:31
Impressive place, very nice image smile
A truly fantastic photograph, John.
Lovely sky!
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America
  • 10 Aug 2011, 16:51
the french style explains it all the more. I was thinking of Monticello in particular and Jefferson loved France.
I wonder if the oranges are good. Super POV and sky
NIce perspective and dof! Beautiful place!
Have a nice day.

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