23/06/2011

MORE WINDOWS AT LACOCK ABBEY...

Whilst visiting Lacock Abbey, and under the stern gaze of William Henry Fox Talbot, the VV pulled out her own new-fangled camera and took a few pictures of some windows in and around the grounds of what was once the scientist's home...

commencing with the oriel window which featured in Fox Talbot's earliest photographic experiments...


and then moving on to others as she strolled in the grounds around the house...


from various different  angles...


and finding this one particularly quaint...


and this one distinctly ecclesiastical  - but then Lacock Abbey had once been a monastery.

For related posts, please see:
A LITTLE BIT OF MAGIC REALISED

THE VICTORIAN ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY
WHEN THE PAST IS AS REAL AS THE PRESENT

4 comments:

  1. I forgot to say that the BBC did a good comparison:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/wiltshire/content/image_galleries/lacock_fox_talbot_gallery.shtml?1

    There are lots of fascinating architectural details in Lacock. And some decent lunches!

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  2. Thank you, Hermes - yes, it's absolutely fascinating - a feast for the eyes!

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  3. Jsut to say Hello VV!
    And also thank you for the post very good and interesting! I like the small pentangular recess (?) leading to the small one... And roses...
    Hope plenty sun for today! And swim!
    (nothing to do with the subject but...)
    François

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  4. Hello Francois - The sun is shining!

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