It might have been cold the day we visited Haddon Hall, but at least it was bright. We’ve had some very wet, slag grey days this last week, I doubt we’d have managed to see some of the historic detail had we been there on those days.
The windows at Haddon are beautiful.
We debated the windows, Mr Uphilldowndale said the undulating waves of glass was a feature designed to add strength, I said it was to make it look sparkly.
During the 19th and early 20th century a great number of important medieval houses were restored and had their windows returned to an earlier style of glazing. The glazing of the western range of Haddon Hall, Derbyshire, is particularly effective as each pane is set at a different angle to those adjacent, creating jewel-like facets when seen from the exterior.
Look at the graffiti, you’d need to be posh to leave your mark, back in the day, not every one had a precious stone ring, with which to make a statement.
this window tells you what a posh gaff it is.
A very pretty addition to the Christmas decorations was the Wishing Tree, set by the window and bathed in sunlight, it was beautiful in its simplicity
You could add your own wishes if you wanted too. I guess we all have many things to wish for in 2019, I for one wish for a little more light and transparency from our world leaders and politicians, is it too much to ask?