Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Alphabe Thursday.

Alphabe Thursday is hosted by Jenny Matlock. This week we need to come up with words beginning with the letter N.

Yesterday I posted mostly flowers from a park called Nymans. It used to be a beautiful estate  but I will let you see there is Nobody there.

The park and the gardens are still beautiful , kept so by the National Trust in England.



Nothing left but walls. Isn’t it sad.



Dahlia’s in full  bloom.



The chapel also had nothing left.






There were a few rooms left to show us how the owners lived.




Beautiful china.






So romantic.




So much work to keep that in shape.







It was nice to sit there.




Sweet smelling beautiful roses.



And more roses.

This is it for today. Hope you enjoyed looking at my photo’s. Have a lovely Thursday and remember my give-away


Rebecca said...

Such a lovely place, but it made me want to cry thinking about only the walls left. The flowers are beautiful and the estate is wonderful!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Oh sooo beautiful! It is sad to think that there are no longer any of the family members there...

Blessings & Aloha!

Ger said...

Hoi lieve Riet,

Als of het een decor uit een film is.....enkel de gevel van wat eens een prachtig landgoed geweest moet zijn.

Maar de tuinman doet nog steeds zijn werk in de tuin...... alsof de bewoners elk moment de oprijlaan komen oprijden....

Het is er in elk geval heel mooi en jij maakten er prachtige foto's van!!!

Lieve groeten,Ger

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Those walls must have been really well built if they're still standing and everything else is gone. Beautiful gardens.

Leckeres für Mensch und Katze said...

Nice pictures and beautiful flowers! :)

sissie said...

Hello Riet,
What a beautiful and enchanting place. It's amazing that it has been preserved and the gardens and grounds so well maintained. The bench is beautiful as is the entire surroundings.

Also kind of sad at the same time.


Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Those carefully trimmed trees are amazing.I love the roses too.

Teresa said...

What a beautiful, beautiful place. Those gardens are amazing!

Esther Joy said...

Your photos made me feel like I had a mini vacation! It must have been so exquisite to see it in person.

EG Wow said...

It must take hours to trim those trees and keep them neat.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

The walks look a little haunting.

Jenny Schouten Short said...

A very beautiful post. I enjoy old things with vines and flowers growing on them. xo Jenny

Ames said...

Just lovely! ~Ames

klaproos said...

prachtig om te zien riet,
jammer inderdaa alleen de muren nog, dat is eens vast een machtig mooi gebouw geweest.

maak er een fijne dag van riet

Pondside said...

How beautiful - haunting. It must have been lovely to walk among the roses and ruins/

Jackie said...

Hi Riet, I think that to leave walls like that is history and makes it more atmospheric. There is still a lovely house to view as you found out although I was surprised you were allowed to take internal photographs NT used to be very strict against that, I think now some say take you can take them without flash. The garden is a joy to walk round all year round but especially in the Spring. Great photographs. Do you still have your spell check on for the post as some words are showing in yellow?

Looking forward to more posts on my wonderful country, to see a visitors view.. Jackie in Surrey UK

Fluitenkruid said...

Mooi dat het behouden gebleven is maar wel jammer dat het alleen maar muren zijn, was ik maar rijk en niet zo knap :-)

Kom Achterom said...

ooh wat een prachtige plek zeg!! en wat een interieur ooh om helemaal bij weg te dromen. Ik zag je al zitten hoor met een vracht rokken op de witte koninklijke bank hhihi.
fijne week

Ann said...

How sad to have just one side of the walls. WE in New Zealand are protesting they are not trying to save the earthquake destroyed buildings.

missing moments said...

Such beautiful grounds and pictures. Thanks for dropping in today...made me be able to find you! New follower here!

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

Oh my! It's so lovely! I'm glad the National Trust keeps what's left in good shape.

And those roses? Beyond beautiful.

Great N, Riet!

Monica said...

Oh, it's beautiful! I want to live there! Sad to think that no one does.

Madelief said...

Hoi Riet,

Wat een prachtige foto's. In deze tuin ben ik een paar jaar geleden ook geweest. Zo leuk om door jou foto's weer wat herinneringen op te halen. Jullie hebben prachtige plekken bezocht in Engeland en zoveel gedaan!!! Ik verheug mij op je verhalen. Mail je binnenkort de datum.

Lieve groet, Madelief

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

It's so sad to see it in disrepair. At one time it was a showplace!

Anonymous said...

um abraço!

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

These photos are just fabulous, as well as wonderful site.

There must be many stories these barren walls could tell, if they could only talk!

Thanks so much for sharing this, because I would never have seen it otherwise.

Andy said...

Thanks for the photos.

The gardens are amazing, especially the roses. I wonder how they get those shapes for the trees and so perfect too?

It's a shame they've let it go to ruin. Seems a waste not to enjoy such beauty.

Anonymous said...

The dahlias, those have to be my favorite flower and I can't wait for mine to start blooming. The estate looks like a place I would like to try living in for a while.

Jenny said...

What a beautiful place. It really feels like you can feel the memories in that spectacular place.

This was quite a nifty link for Alphabe-Thursday's letter "N".

Thank you for sharing it.


myorii said...

This place is amazing! Very beautiful too :) It's too bad that only the outer walls remain!