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Lacock Abbey again

Last Monday I took Gerrit and Jos to Wiltshire for the day. I was under no illusions that things would be busy just about anywhere we went because it was Bank Holiday Monday. My feelings were confirmed quickly as the village of Lacock began to fill up very soon after we arrived.

I went to Lacock for the first time last year and posted photos then, with special reference to the fact that it was the birthplace of photography as we know it, so I won't go into great detail again about that. But, just to fill in anyone who doesn't know, Lacock Abbey was the family home of William Fox Talbot who invented the positive-negative process of photography. The village is a charming place and is used for a lot of period films and television dramas because it is largely unspoilt. I didn't get the chance to wander around the village this time, and anyway, it's really difficult to take good photos there because of all the cars; they get cleared out miraculously when a film crew turns up.

Anyway, on to the photos.
 
Lacock Abbey from the pathway, looking across a buttercup-filled pasture.

One of the first things you come to when you visit Lacock Abbey is a gorgeous kitchen garden...........

 
...........with alliums all in a row.

 
In a wierd way, I actually like the out-of-focus background in this one more than the subject itself.

 


 
At this time of the year wild garlic covers the grass and fills your nostrils.

 
And apple blossom is at its pinky best.

 
A larch tree in the grounds.

 
The cloister, where some scenes for the Harry Potter films were shot, seems to be a mecca for photographers.

 
Photos of people taking photos have always appealed to me.

 
Detail in the cloisters.

 
I enjoyed the contrast in colours of the trees.

 
The doorway through to the cloisters guarded by a fabulous Banksia rose.

 


 
The stairway to the main entrance of the house.

 

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