Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Dunham Massey continued............. heading over to the Winter Garden


This fallen tree has been sculptured into........."Old Stump!"

This building in the Deer Park was the slaughterhouse...
Venison was prepared here for the Mansion.

Mud, mud glorious mud!
The paths weren't all easy to walk upon.... I should have worn my wellies.

Queueing for Ice Cream on a cold winters day?
It was only when I got closer to the sign that I read the added notice...
...advertising hot drinks and snacks etc!
The Mansion House is closed for Winter.

Next stop the Winter Garden.... it's the largest in the UK.

18 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

the slaughterhouse is a cool building, but you can keep old stumpy. looks half man/half orangutan. :)

barbara l. hale said...

Nice batch of photos! Too bad the Mansion House was closed. But it's probably pretty cold in there.

Pantherka said...

Beautiful, old stumpy is wonderful!
Greetings!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You will have to go back next summer for the Mansion tour. We usually like the outside parts of the "great house" tours better anyway though. I thought that woodcarving was going to say "OLd Man Winter",

Fábio Martins said...

Very curious the first picture! But i like it :)

Carole Meisenhelter said...

amazing the slaughter house for the venison. Have never tried it myself. The cold air obviously doesn't stop the masses getting out amongst it all and making the most of whatever's going. For you, a photographic exploration; well done Andrew. Tks for sharing!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I've seen a few on the streets in town that look like they may have posed for the Ol Stumpy.

Susan said...

I love the stump. Kinda looks like a Sasquatch. Awesome!

ADRIAN said...

A great place....I wonder how they got the deer in the slaughter house? Maybe they shot them outside and just dressed them in there.

Chatty Crone said...

I wonder who did that tree stump and that mansion is beautiful. sandie

Marias Teater said...

The second picture is lovely in all ways, Andrew!

Arija said...

A nice little pile, I surely would not like to have to do the dusting but the garden with half a dozen gardeners to help me out, would be a treat.

I love the way you go to all these interesting places and share them with us lesser mortals who have no chance to see them for ourselves.

joo said...

I love the tree, and can't wait to see winter garden:)

NicoleB said...

Another round of 'wow'!
I love that old tree stump :D

DawnTreader said...

Love the sculpture! :)

Rose said...

I like Old Stump myself...have like seeing this place through your lens.

Steffi said...

Fantastic set of photos for SWF!I hope you had a good start into the new year and have a nice weekend!

Porch Days said...

This looks like a popular place. Love your photos of the woods. Viewing your posts is like a trip to another place. I live in Connecticut in the US. Nancy