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Posted by Carol Clarke on Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:41 am

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Childhood memories.

The day I visited it was raining, but when I arrived the rain stopped, the sun came out and bathed the old limestone structures with a warm glow.  The house and gateway arch were built in 1794, and it was an amazing place to spend a happy childhood. 

Under the statue is an inscription in Latin which roughly translates as 'While I breathe, I hope'.

The folks with all the money lived in a grand house at the other end of this estate.  My father was employed by them, which enabled us to live in this magical setting and roam the vast parkland surrounded by wildlife.  :)   To this present day, I don't settle easily into town life!

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by himadri roy on Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:10 am
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Nostalgic image captured beautifully in gorgeous light madam. Thanks for sharing .
 

by Square Man1 on Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:16 am
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Thank you for sharing Carol, such a lovely story from the heart :). The rain must have stopped for you to capture this drippled bathed archway, nothing like visiting old haunts to churn those delightful memories from years gone by.

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by Ron Day on Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:54 pm
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Thanks for posting this view of the entrance, Carol. It is lovely to see with the home in the background. Such a wonderful place to grow up.  The lighting is absolutely gorgeous.
 

by leigha on Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:11 pm
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Lovely - congrats on EP :)
 

by Swissblad on Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:21 am
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Lovely nostalgic image - what an amazing memory, Carol ...

... guess you can really say "last night I dreamt of Manderley!"
 

by Cynthia Crawford on Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:01 am
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Wow- what a place! Love the quote- and the light is gorgeous on this. How wonderful that you were able to live there-you must have so many cherished memories. What wildlife did you see there?

Thanks for sharing this-both the photo and you story. Look forward to more....:)
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by david fletcher on Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:11 pm
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what a beautiful entrance gate Carol. Thank you for sharing such beautiful memories with such a beautiful place to grow up. The image is gorgeous btw
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by Carol Clarke on Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:16 pm
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Nostalgic image captured beautifully in gorgeous light madam. Thanks for sharing .




Thank you, Himadri.

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by Carol Clarke on Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:18 pm
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Thank you for sharing Carol, such a lovely story from the heart :). The rain must have stopped for you to capture this drippled bathed archway, nothing like visiting old haunts to churn those delightful memories from years gone by.

Rob



Thank you, Rob.  I appreciate your comments.  :)

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by Carol Clarke on Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:19 pm
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Thanks for posting this view of the entrance, Carol. It is lovely to see with the home in the background. Such a wonderful place to grow up.  The lighting is absolutely gorgeous.



Thank you, Ron.  Your comments are much appreciated.  :)

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by Carol Clarke on Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:21 pm
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Lovely - congrats on EP :)



Thank you, Leigh.  I appreciate you taking the time to stop by and comment.  :)

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by Carol Clarke on Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:29 pm
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Lovely nostalgic image - what an amazing memory, Carol ...

... guess you can really say "last night I dreamt of Manderley!"



Thank you, Sinuhe.  What a thoughtful and brilliant comment!  :)   Daphne DM would be proud of you.

''Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again. It seemed to me I stood by the iron gate leading to the drive, and for a while I could not enter, for the way was barred to me. There was a padlock and a chain upon the gate. I called in my dream to the lodge-keeper, and had no answer, and peering closer through the rusted spokes of the gate I saw that the lodge was uninhabited.’'

Amazing!........ there used to be a large padlock and chain holding the gates shut, but as you can see, on this day the gate was open when I arrived. :wink:

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by Carol Clarke on Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:58 pm
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Cynthia Crawford wrote:
Wow- what a place! Love the quote- and the light is gorgeous on this.  How wonderful that you were able to live there-you must have so many cherished memories. What wildlife did you see there?

Thanks for sharing this-both the photo and you story. Look forward to more....:)


Thank you, Cindy.  As always, its a pleasure to share images, memories, thoughts..... with you.  :)

With some 400 acres inside the park, and hundreds more outside the park boundary - with lots of woodland, lakes and marsh areas, just some of the wildlife:

Deer, Red Fox, Badger, Stoat, Weasel, Rabbit, Hare, Hedgehog, Field Mouse, Harvest Mouse, Vole,


Heron, Ducks - Mallard, Gadwall, Teal, Wigeon. Mute Swan, Greylag Goose, Gt. Crested Grebe,  Pheasant, Owls - Barn Owl, Tawny Owl.  Sparrow Hawk, Kestrel, Marsh Harrier, Green Woodpecker, Greater Spotted Woodpecker, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Wood Pigeon, Turtle Dove, Ring Neck Dove - and a large variety of smaller birds too many to list! 

- If only I had been into photography then!!  :D

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by Carol Clarke on Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:01 pm
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what a beautiful entrance gate Carol.  Thank you for sharing such beautiful memories with such a beautiful place to grow up.   The image is gorgeous btw




Dave, Thank you. 

So now you know..... :D

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Carol Clarke wrote:
Cynthia Crawford wrote:
Wow- what a place! Love the quote- and the light is gorgeous on this.  How wonderful that you were able to live there-you must have so many cherished memories. What wildlife did you see there?

Thanks for sharing this-both the photo and you story. Look forward to more....:)


Thank you, Cindy.  As always, its a pleasure to share images, memories, thoughts..... with you.  :)

With some 400 acres inside the park, and hundreds more outside the park boundary - with lots of woodland, lakes and marsh areas, just some of the wildlife:

Deer, Red Fox, Badger, Stoat, Weasel, Rabbit, Hare, Hedgehog, Field Mouse, Harvest Mouse, Vole,


Heron, Ducks - Mallard, Gadwall, Teal, Wigeon. Mute Swan, Greylag Goose, Gt. Crested Grebe,  Pheasant, Owls - Barn Owl, Tawny Owl.  Sparrow Hawk, Kestrel, Marsh Harrier, Green Woodpecker, Greater Spotted Woodpecker, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Wood Pigeon, Turtle Dove, Ring Neck Dove - and a large variety of smaller birds too many to list! 

- If only I had been into photography then!!  :D

Carol.

Oh my!! Right out of Beatrix Potter and then some. Paradise!!
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by Karl Egressy on Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:01 pm
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Looks like a dreamy place to grow up in and the list of wildlife you had there is very impressive, Carol. Beauty image!!!
 

by Carol Clarke on Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:37 pm
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Karl Egressy wrote:
Looks like a dreamy place to grow up in and the list of wildlife you had there is very impressive, Carol. Beauty image!!!



Thank you, Karl.  :)

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