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Laycock Abbey

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Rockinggoose, May 21, 2013.

  1. Rockinggoose

    Rockinggoose Mu-43 Regular

    A weekend visit to Laycock Abbey was an interesting excursion, especially as it was once owned by William Henry Fox Talbot, the inventor of the "Calotype" photography process and the first person to produce a photographic negative. The oldest negative in existence is of an Oriel window at Laycock Abbey. This is my image of that exact window at Laycock:

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    Not quite the atmosphere of Fox Talbot's image!

    More of the Abbey:

    The main frontage

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    Two Tudor ladies (one assured me she was Anne Bolyn - complete with her head sown back on):

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    A view from the grounds:

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    The great Hall:

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    The Blue Parlour:

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    A gallery:

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    The Cloisters, people "Snaphealed" out:

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    And a couple of visitors:

    Golden Eagle

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    Gyrfalcon

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    E-M5 plus Leica 14-150mm for all but the birds (M75-300mm)

    David
     
  2. Iansky

    Iansky Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 26, 2009
    The Cotswolds, UK
    A really nice set of images of a very interesting place - we attend a 1940's event just across the road at Whitehall Garden Centre but alas I have never made it across to the Abbey.
     
  3. slothead

    slothead Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 14, 2012
    Frederick, MD
    Very nice David. I especially appreciated the bird images as I am now questioning my Panny 100-300 and may research the 75-300 as a replacement.
     
  4. NikkoExiledInSF

    NikkoExiledInSF Mu-43 Regular

    97
    Feb 8, 2011
    Wiltshire, UK
    Sorry to be a crashing, pedantic bore, but I think you are referring to Lacock Abbey (see: Visitor information - National Trust ). Just down the road from me, about 15 mins. There's a couple of excellent pubs nearby to boot.

    Nikko
     
  5. Rockinggoose

    Rockinggoose Mu-43 Regular

    Well spotted - Lacock!
     
  6. aragorn1980

    aragorn1980 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    698
    Aug 10, 2012
    Athens Greece
    Takis
    Wonderful job! Thank you for sharing!