Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Calke Abbey

Calke Abbey based in Ticknall, Derbyshire belongs to the National Trust.  The National Trust is an organization that helps protects historical houses, gardens, natural reserves, forests and more.  They are then open to the public to visit, enjoy and experience our British history.  You can become a member like myself which is based on a yearly fee.

'With peeling paintwork and overgrown courtyards, Calke Abbey tells the story of the dramatic decline of a country house estate. The house and stables are little restored, with many abandoned areas vividly portraying a period in the 20th century when numerous country houses did not survive to tell their story.
Discover the tales of an eccentric family who amassed a vast collection of hidden treasures. Visit the beautiful, yet faded, walled gardens and explore the orangery, auricula theatre and the kitchen gardens. Escape into the ancient and fragile habitats of Calke Park and its National Nature Reserve.'

*Quoted from the National Trust website.

Below I have shared many photographs showing the decay, textures, colours, unusual objects and more.  I was really inspired by the countless number of items throughout the house, I'm hoping to perhaps bring some into future projects.  The gardens are also worth having a look around especially over the next coming months when all the flowers bloom and growth from the vegetable patch.

Note:- Some photographs can be dark due to not being allowed to use flash photography due to the rooms not being use to light for such a long period of time.

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