COUNTRY HOUSE
Back home for three days now with the first proper Summer’s day in ages so I thought I’d get out of London. I haven’t done this since I went to Blenheim back in March so myself and Andy headed to Knebworth, near Stevenage in Hertfordshire and scene of a number of huge rock gigs over the years like Led Zeppelin and Oasis. It’s a fantastic house, originally built in the 15th century but the exterior was extensively remodelled in the 19th. It’s a great example of Victorian gothic with some baroque thrown in (a style that was out of fashion by this time in England) and it possesses some truly lovely gardens. The sky in these photos is real by the way with perfect light for taking pictures today. The carving of the tree branch represents one of the previous owners, Edward Bulwer-Lytton. I still feel slightly jetlagged so it was nice to get out and go exploring…