Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Barton Creek (June 2017)

Another recent visit to Barton Creek, similar pictures to other visits.

Not the usual view of the Humber Bridge, this is viewed over the town of Barton upon Humber
from one of the minor approach roads into the town.

I'm always pleased when the tide is out as I think it makes  more interesting pictures.

This little dog knows how to travel.

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Gunby Hall (Interior).

Pictures of the interior of Gunby Hall.  

Although well lit These images were taken at 1600 ASA
(ISO to you young 'uns)

This is the view of the Hall when visitors approach.

In the side entrance hallway are these "pendulum bells".  They were used to summon
assistance from the staff at the Hall; if the member of staff was delayed getting to see
which bell had been ringing, it's pendulum would still be swinging for quite a while.

The Music Room.  The composer Raife Vaughan Williams was a visitor & played this piano. 

A Bluthner piano was considered to be of the same quality and sound as a Steinway.

A camode in one of the bedrooms.

This is a flushing water closet (WC), one of the earliest known.


The Dining Room, very lavish and beautifully furnished.

By contrast, this was the servants dining room and main working area.

Gunby Hall Gardens (Set 2 of 2).

More images from the gardens at Gunby Hall.

The church of St. Peter is a short walk from the gardens in the grounds of the Hall Estate.

Just happened to see a dog.

Sea Holly.

This is "Committee", one of the Hall's two resident cats.  Popular with the visitors.

In the courtyard is the staff side entrance where visitors to the Hall can enter and look around
the interior rooms of the Hall.
This is an "in camera" HDR picture to cope with the extremes of lighting in the scene.

Images from the interior will follow soon.

Friday, 14 July 2017

Gunby Hall Gardens (Set 1 of 2).

We are regular visitors to the gardens at Gunby Hall, well worth a visit in any season.