Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Adur Mud, Secret Garden and Book Room

"Adur Mud" :- This is a shot of the mud flats and River Adur just North of Shoreham and East of Lancing in West Sussex. I'd parked the car a few miles down and then walked North along the river bank exploring a section I'd not been along before. I ended up turning back after an hour or so but will return again sometime when the weather is better and atempt to walk through to Steyning. This view is (aprox) a 25 minute drive from the City of Brighton.

"Secret Garden" :- I have to be honest and say that I love this shot. I know you shouldn't really shout about your own images like that but this one has something about it that I really like. The light was just right, the pathway leads you in and then through, the top of the wall is angled and slopes down towards the left slightly. It's all very intriguing. What makes it even more special is that this was once Rudyard Kipling's garden. It's situated at the back of "The Elms", a house he rented for three guineas a week from 1897 to 1902 in the village of Rottingdean to the East of Brighton on the South coast of England.

"Book Room" :- This is the famous book room or library in Nymans House which is situated within Nymans National Trust Garden in West Sussex. This was the favourite room of Anne, Countess of Rosse. Apparently nothing has been changed and the room remains exactly as she left it. If you look carefully into the gloom in the far right corner you can see a small television. The screen is unusual in that it has a set of curtains around it and a frame that resembles a small theatre. Apparently the Countess thought that TV's were vulgar looking things and the set was dressed up to look better.

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