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Unseen Castle Howard - it was closed to the public

There really are some unseen parts of Castle Howard that inspired me more than the House itself though it is a National treasure. maybe Iw was looking at it from a different perspective altogether. But here goes.

The switch back road to Castle Howard appears as a blog on the 10 most popular suicide sites

It leads of course to the folly that is the "needle"

but just to the left and well hidden a beautiful avenue of trees leading to...

a view across the lake one side

the locked gates that bar the way on the other so I ....

poked my lens through the gate and behold the Howards were out on an afternoon stroll so I wandered off to the garden centre passing......

Weathered flaking paintwork together with a....

roof in need of much repair and a curious...

wooden structure compiled I assume by one of the Groundsmen/people in their spare time before entering the ....

Garden Centre itself " the lord guarding his manor" followed by......

numerous ceramic pots together with...

a few more but not to be outdone by....

Fast Growing tomatoes so bored with commercialism I found a tiny pathway and to my surprise...

another distant folly with horse jumps for effect together with..

A pyramid in Yorkshire ( Tetley teabag inspired) and....

a gnarled tree planted I guess by Capability Brown. Time to leave one last look at....

The Garden Centre centre piece....

the obligatory peacock and finally

one last look at the gates that barred the way before....

taking the footpath to the car park and inevitably back to..

the needle with elongated tree shadows

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Date Wed, 22/02/2012 - 14:18

i enjoyed that::::::::::


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Date Wed, 22/02/2012 - 17:30

Great views and wonderful photographs.  Are you kidding when you refer to the insect house as a 'wierd wooden structure'?

I like the composure of the brown pots with blue glazing.

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Date Wed, 22/02/2012 - 17:41

Thank you both for your comments bits of the narrative were tongue in cheek so reference to the groundsmans creation was just that the suicide  run with regret was not 


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Date Wed, 22/02/2012 - 18:57

A lovely blog with some smashing pictures,a big like from me 


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Date Wed, 22/02/2012 - 20:06

Top selection of images - love the unusual close ups Smile


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Date Wed, 22/02/2012 - 20:52

some amazing shots here!! take a look at my newest blog- any adivce would be great, thanks

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Date Wed, 22/02/2012 - 22:46

 Brideshaed revisited comes to mind, is this the same place, I have been here, don't recocognise it, maybe I was on the inside, great photo's very creative, I like the tree lined avenue. thanks for posting.



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Date Thu, 23/02/2012 - 07:08

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Date Thu, 23/02/2012 - 07:38

Some great pictures and I like the way your comments lead from one picture to the next. Thanks fo sharing Smile

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Date Thu, 23/02/2012 - 08:20

Thank you all for your comments re Brideshead springs to mind these were all taken out side the Castle Howard walls as the grounds were closed views were taken from the garden centre on many on 30 x opt zoom . As for the narrative I try to keep the interest of the observer not just through images but text as well

Thank you all for your input and taking the time to look 


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Date Thu, 23/02/2012 - 18:33

An interestig blog Paul. Great images with interesting narrative. Thanks for posting.


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Date Thu, 23/02/2012 - 22:07

Thanks John your  Fairburn Ings blog a twitchers paradise amazing images throughout you must have the patience of a saint or a good hide or both love it 


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Date Wed, 28/03/2012 - 02:48

Some very nice captures, the colors and details from the f600 are truly outstanding, very well done.


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Date Mon, 03/06/2013 - 15:49

The picture of the arch and the railings is of Hovingham Hall not Castle Howard.

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