I haven`t much in the artsy way to show off
yet . . I am on with a few projects and my
creative and blog time has been limited the past few
days now - with bad headaches .
However i do have a place we visited a few
weeks back ...
Bolsover Castle - in Derbyshire .
Dating from the 12th century , and the only thing
left in tact is the Little Castle , Venus garden ,
and some stables undergoing renovation .
The view from the castle ..
What it would have looked like .
We walked in from the left handside -
The Little Castle and Venus Garden is on
the far right handside
The entrance to the Little castle
Outside back view from the Venus Garden
which had many alcoves with love seats .
To say it was called The Little castle -
is an understatement ! It had many tiny rooms and
stone stairs - and what`s more - i got to take some
inside photographs ! Which is very rare - even in stately
homes - photography is banned . It was unmanned as well
but had CCTV - as there were many large oil paintings hung
and i found it odd , that no-one was there just to keep
an eye on things .
So here`s a selection of my best shots as
some of the rooms were very darkly decorated .
Every room - had a corner fireplace like this -
No central heating in those days !
And my favourite - a gorgeous painted cherub room
Just a short video of the fountain . The
only original piece - is theVenus staue on the top
and the rest is restoration - of how it would have looked .