Snapshots …

for Wordless Wednesday and others




1Last month I visited Uppark House in West Sussex. Come walk with me! 






Click on pics to enlarge!

We’ll start in the meadow.


… and now to the garden.



Photography in the main rooms of the house is not allowed which is a shame as they are magnificent. However I was able to take a picture in the kitchen …


in the butlers accomodation …

the beer cellar …

and I sneaked a picture of the Doll’s House!

Thanks for walking with me!



46 thoughts on “Snapshots …

  1. gaynycdad (@gaynycdad) Aug 24, 2021 / 15:05

    Thanks for these pictures. I only get to see anything English via your comedy shows at this point, the real thing is so much nicer!

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  2. stevebethere Aug 24, 2021 / 15:06

    What a fab walk much better than Hyde Park good captures inside and love that Doll’s house (◑ ͜ر ◑)

    Have a butlertastic week 👍

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  3. Lydia C. Lee Aug 24, 2021 / 22:24

    What a grand house! But the Dolls house is MAGNIFICENT! I would have loved that as a kid!

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    • Keith's Ramblings Aug 25, 2021 / 16:50

      They are very nervous about kids getting anywhere near it now! Cheers Lydia.


  4. Sandee Aug 24, 2021 / 22:52

    I would love to go for a walk with you, Keith. Beautiful place.

    Thank you for hosting the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday, Keith. 🙂

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  5. messymimi's meanderings Aug 24, 2021 / 23:53

    What a lovely place! Those old homes are so pretty, i would be afraid to live in something so splendid, i’d always be afraid fo messing something up.

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  6. csuhpat1 Aug 25, 2021 / 03:17

    Such a lovely stroll. Very nice pics. Thanks for hosting and I hope that you have a wonderful week


  7. hilarymb Aug 25, 2021 / 09:45

    Hi Keith – it looks so interesting … it’s fascinating to see what absolutely amazing places were built, gardens designed and how the houses worked – we’re lucky so much has been put together for us in recent decades … I’m so glad I live in our age with some ease – lazy me!! Cheers Hilary

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    • Keith's Ramblings Aug 25, 2021 / 17:44

      The more I visit, the more I’m amazed by what I see. Life before Ikea! Having not been able to fly away for a while, I’ve really made use of my National Trust membership. Thanks, Hilary.

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  8. Memories of Eric and Flynn Aug 25, 2021 / 10:07

    Beautiful photos. The grounds are as lovely as the house. I also turn the flash off and take sneaky photos where I am not supposed to.

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  9. My GBGV Life Aug 25, 2021 / 11:38

    Love it. Such a beautiful home. Glad you were able to grab a few shots inside despite the rules.

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  10. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz Aug 25, 2021 / 12:19

    Thank you for taking us along on this tour. The grounds are as lovely as the house. And wouldn’t it be interesting to try to cook in that kitchen? A beer cellar is new to me.


    • Keith's Ramblings Aug 25, 2021 / 17:51

      As a retired chef, I always find old kitchens interesting. As for the beer cellar, according to the guide at the time the house was built, water was not safe to drink, but turning it to beer purified it. At least, that was their excuse!


  11. Emille Aug 25, 2021 / 16:33

    You are an excellent photographer, Keith. My favorite of your shots is the second one. Love all these light colors. A pity you weren’t able to click the camera in most of the rooms. Did they tell you the reason? Are they afraid of theft? Emille (Jesh)

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    • Keith's Ramblings Aug 25, 2021 / 17:57

      That’s so kind of you, it’s amazing what you do with a simple phone these days!

      I’m told that camera flashes can damage antiques and paintings over time. The same restriction applied when I visited Tutankhamen’s tomb and the Sistene Chapel.


      • Emille Aug 25, 2021 / 20:52

        Sometimes I wonder if the phone will eventually take over the camera …
        It’s probably true. I once was blasted by another Greek visitor in the Acropolis museum, and that was with my camera (I had the flash on, to get more light in the image – did not have photoshop back then).

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      • Keith's Ramblings Aug 26, 2021 / 15:29

        How things have changed. I still fondly remember my little darkroom where I developed rolls of film and printed pictures beneath a red light!


  12. amandacatsynth Aug 25, 2021 / 16:44

    A lovely stroll around the gardens and mansion. That first shot is quite cinematic! And the dollhouse is impressive 🙂

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  13. iammrsshecky Aug 25, 2021 / 17:02

    I would love to see this one day. Just beautiful and an insight of what living was like back when.

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