Friday, July 29, 2011

Pink Saturday.


Pink Saturday is like every week hosted by sweet Beverly of “How sweet the sound”

This Saturday I want to show you a few pictures of the 17th century mansion Wimpole Hall that we visited on our first day in England . We would stay in Cambridge and this was quite near. After the death of her husband captain George Bambridge in 1943 , mrs Elsie Bambridge, daughter of writer and poet Rudyard Kipling, went on restoring  the house until she died in 1976. After that  the National Trust took over the care for the estate.

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The house is full of the most beautiful paintings and  furniture  and in the library there are more than 10000 books.

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Look at that wallpainting over the mirror in this formal reception room..

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Wimpole hall .


I have a lot more  photo's of Wimpole hall on my other blog , go here: http://wandelmetmemee.blogspot.com/ for that.


If you want to know more about Wimpole hall and its history go here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wimpole_Hall

Happy pink Saturday.

23 comments:

Marydon said...

Awesome, riet. It is so majestic & elegant.

Have a beautiful PS weekend~
TTFN ~
Marydon

NanE said...

Goodenmorgen! (well by the time you read this it should be morning!)
What an amazing palace! I love the library, the woodwork is wonderful. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend, Nan

LV said...

Thank you letting us enjoy your trip to England. Never would see all these sights without you.

Nancy said...

Happy Pink Saturday! Off to read more via the link!

Linda M. said...

Happy Pink Saturday! Thank you for sharing your wonderful pictures and for your visit and comment. Linda

Char said...

What a lovely time you must have had Riet.
Happy Pink Saturday, Char

bj said...

Oh, goodness...that dining room just takes my breath away. The size of it is overwhelming...even the rug is large. I just love this palace.
Happy Pink sat.

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Oh my goodness....just gorgeous! I want to go and look through all of those books! WOW.

Thanks for sharing the photos!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Wow Riet! I wish I had a dining room that big with the huge table and chairs...heehee...Beautiful and majestic! Thank you for sharing, sweetie, so nice to see you at Pink Sat., I just dropped from there, hope you come over too, you're very welcome...have a terrific weekend. Hugs, FABBY

Sarah said...

That is amazing...so beautiful!

HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!
Sarah

Michelle said...

Breathtaking and magnificent, I would love to visit all these wonderful places you go, for now I shall travel virtually thru your blog, thank you for sharing such wonders.

klaproos said...

wat een prachtig huis riet,
wat een rijkdom om te zien

Fluitenkruid said...

Volgens mij moet je bijna schreeuwen tegen elkaar als je op die blauwe bankjes tegenover elkaar zit :-)

Lieve groetjes Jannet

Maggie said...

Hi Riet,
We love going around National Trust properties and stately homes such as Wimpole.
Many thanks for the tour.
Maggie

Daniella said...

What a stunning house!! Sounds like an amazing trip!!
xxDaniella

James said...

That looks like an amazing place! Your photos are beautiful!

Roan said...

Thank you for sharing your tour. That is one magnificent house. As I looked through the pictures, all I could think of was how long it would take me to run the vacuum. Guess if I could afford to live there, I could afford a housekeeper.

June said...

Oh my goodness...that is a huge house Riet!!! My house could fit in one room of it! It is stunning, and I think the exterior is so amazing. I think that is my favorite part of it.
sending hugs from here...

Shirl said...

Hello , Happy Pink Saturday! What a lovely pink post. Beautiful pictures, enjoy your fabulous vacation. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment. Have a wonderful week!
Hugs, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

greet's foto's said...

wat een mooie plaatjes riet,ik ben hier ook geweest met mijn man jaren terug hoor,we hebben met onze caravan op de camping gestaan heel dichtbij dus elke dag cambridge in wandelen en lekker uit eten gaan,deze universiteits stad verveel je je nooit er is zoveel te zien.wij hebben heel Engeland,,schotland de eilanden en wales gezien ook met de kinderen een geweldig land heerlijk theên.
lieve groetjes Greet

Fotokarusellen said...

Wonderful post and beautiful images. Well done, Riet.

PattyF said...

Wow! What gorgeous rooms! It must have been amazing to see in person. I think you'd definitely lose me in the library, though!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Wimpole Hall was so interesting, Riet! I'd love to have a library like theirs.

Hope you ha d avery happy pink Saturday!