Lacock Abbey NT
Had another chance to visit Lacock Abbey on my way back from Melksham. It was the time of year when splendid examples of fungi begin to appear, and the leaves begin to turn. Sheep grazed in the fields beyond the grounds as I did my rounds in search of the abbey cat, The Abbess, and this time I was successful and had her all to myself for a photo shoot. I then continued my walk around the abbey and took this picture of the main entrance steps (used by the NT as the exit) on my way out.
5.10.2014 (1330 hr)
Consecutive Blip #003
Lacock Abbey Pond
A Visit To Lacock, 21 September 2014 (Flickr album)
Lens: Pentax 17-70 mm
National Trust series
Lozarhythm Of The Day:
Fairport Convention - Fotheringay (recorded April-August 1968)
This Sandy Denny song was inspired by Fotheringhay Castle near Oundle in Northamptonshire, where Mary, Queen of Scots was executed after having spent 18 years imprisoned in Sheffield. The castle shortly after fell into total disrepair and had to be demolished. A few remains survive and can still be seen in the village of Fotheringhay.
Sandy Denny joined the Fairports during 1968, replacing unceremoniously ejected Judy Dyble, and this was one of her finest songs and recorded vocals to date. A year or so later she left to lead her own band, which she named Fotheringay.
One year ago: Smokey 1915hr