The last time I went to Lacock Abbey I wanted to get a shot of the front of the Abbey with a large tree in the foreground, but I couldn't get the perspective I wanted from the pathway to the house, and once inside the grounds I was again prevented by a haha which surrounded the entire building, designed to keep animals from getting too close, but also keeping everything else in.
Today, I instead entered from an unmarked side gate, used by local dog-walkers, that initially put me on the outer side of the haha but when I finally entered the grounds a change of lens enabled me to get the shot I was after from the path.
The original Abbey was completed in 1247 and later dissolved in 1539, though much of the original nunnery survives. It became the family home of the Talbot family and is now part of the National Trust, who also manage the entire village of Lacock.
The grounds are quite extensive and on the far side of the building stretch down to the River Avon, featured in a previous blip showing an angler, taken from the other side of the river. To the south, a lovely old bridge allows traffic to and from Bowden Hill and Sandy Lane. The High Street featured in the TV series Cranford.
Lens: Pentax 18-55mm
A Visit To Lacock, 4 March 2011 (Flickr album of 17 photos)