Thursday, August 15, 2013

Postcard from England: Baddesley Clinton estate, Warwickshire


Moving back in time, I alighted here briefly before Paris. During Elizabeth I's reign, this 1400s moated manor harbored Catholic priests (see priest hole in 2nd photo), when it was treason to do so. Enjoy your weekend!
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P.S. Fans of the Sherlock Holmes TV series starring Jeremy Brett (a Warwickshire lad) may recognize Baddesley Clinton as the locale for a gothic, entertaining episode, "The Musgrave Ritual." :)

27 comments:

Cloudia said...

how cool



ALOHA from Honolulu
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William Kendall said...

I could be quite happy there.

Oh, sure, it would be roughing it, but we all have to make sacrifices, right?

Revrunner said...

I'm just about halfway through SH's collected works.

Kaya said...

Lulu, this is a wonderful place. I wish I see it even for a few hours. You took a fantastic picture of this place. Refections are magical!

I wish you a nice weekend and peaceful!

Randy said...

Love that reflection.

cieldequimper said...

You have just brought back a ton of childhood memories of playing inside pre-Elizabethan and Elizabethan castles, manors, gardens! And it's a brilliant reflection too!

LOLfromPasa said...

Oh Lulu, you were close to my part of the world. And you are showing me a spot I can actually go and visit. Fantastic!!! Enjoying your postcards :).

orvokki said...

I love your reflections.
Wish you a happy weekend, too.

orvokki said...

Me again.. the video is great. I'm the fan of Sherlock Holmes.

llandudnopictures said...

Very Olde England, great shots. Have a fun w/e!

Andy said...

Wow! This reflection is just perfect.

BaysideLife said...

Such amazing history preserved in this building. The photo is gorgeous--beautiful reflections.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Wonderful reflections in the first shot Lulu, love the stories of bolt holes and secret tunnels..takes me back to my reading Secret Seven and Famous Five books :)

EG CameraGirl said...

It would indeed make a pretty postcard.

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Excelente reflexo....
Cumprimentos

Catherine said...

Always fascinated by these tidbits of history... though there's way too much strife in it all. Love the stark reflection of the manor. Enjoy your weekend Lulu!

Peter said...

What a lovely gift, a beaut photo and a SH episode. Priest hole, fascinating.

Norma Beishir said...

That's so beautiful...like stepping through a portal back in time....

Lisa Gordon said...

What a beautiful place, Jude!
Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Jack said...

This is a great place and a terrific reflection. You did get around on this trip, didn't you?

Petrea Burchard said...

What a beautiful place. Plus I'm a big Jeremy Brett fan, so I enjoyed this post, enjoyed seeing him in the setting. Amazing that this same actor was Freddie in the Rex Harrison/Audrey Hepburn version of "My Fair Lady."

Petrea Burchard said...

I've just watched the entire episode, and I see the very door in your photo!

Lisa said...

Wow, so cool! I wish moats were still fashionable.

JM said...

And what a gorgeous postcard it is. So England!

a.s.m. said...

Relajante imagen, buena foto.
Un saludo, Ángel

xStroutx said...

That first photo is incredible, I love the reflections!

Ramakant Pradhan said...

It's a postcard indeed. Love the reflection in the water. Almost crystal clear.