House and gardens of Hall’s Croft, Stratford-upon-Avon. Photo May 2015.
Ruins of stairs at Framlingham Castle. Photo May 2015.
I’m not exactly sure what part of the castle this is the ruins of. It was outside the walls and on the way to the beginning of the path around the Mere, but other than that, I’m not sure architecturally what this section was (and the guidebook didn’t have quite enough detail for me to figure it out).
Detail view from stained glass window off the Great Hall at Hampton Court Palace. Photo May 2015.
You can see the full window here in Picture of the Week #543
Stained glass window in Norwich Cathedral. Photo May 2015.
When I was looking for a photo of stained glass to use today, this one jumped out at me since I liked the decoration around the edges. And then when I looked at the details, I realized it’s perfect for the lead-up to Christmas since it shows (from bottom to top): The Annunciation, Joseph and the the Angel, The Presentation of Jesus at the Temple, and the Adoration of the Magi.
Kitchen at Blickling Hall. Photo May 2015.
Although the property as a whole has Tudor connections, the kitchen in this photo was moved to the current location in the 1930s and has furniture and fittings ranging from the Jacobean period through the 1980s. (Not all of which you see in this photo.) But fitting with the Food Theme for this month and with Thanksgiving on my mind, I kept thinking about this kitchen and the massive Turkey Day meal you could prep in it. 🙂