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Friday, June 26, 2015

A La Ronde and Killerton

I had a lovely meal with Jan and Tony last night as I said au revoir to Cornwall and this morning I headed East to A La Ronde and National Trust property I have never been to!!

It was built for two spinster cousins, Jane and Mary Parminter, on their return from a grand tour of Europe in the late 18th century.

It contains many objects and mementoes of their travels. The extraordinary interior decoration includes a feather frieze, gathered from native game birds and chickens, laboriously stuck down with isinglass.

There is also a fragile shell-encrusted gallery, said to contain nearly 25,000 shells, which can be viewed in its entirety using a touch screen 360 degree virtual tour.

All stolen from the NT website ;)

loads of these about!!

The scone which had been Nuked :( looked the part though...

and then to Killerton which was home to the Aclands....

Mr Quacks being a bit naughty! There was a bear who lived in the garden here!!

There was rain in the air so the sheep had the right idea.

Yes there really is a bear hut!!

As the rain was coming down hard I headed for a scone.... it was an ok effort. I still await a scone worthy of Mr Quacks seal of approval....

1 comment:

Tricia Ryder said...

Visited Killerton a lot when I was there with Mum.. and good to see A la Ronde again... fascinating place.. pity about the scone though ... :(