Marble Surface

2014

Blenheim Palace

Any photographic outing to Blenheim Palace really needs at least 2 full days to cover what's on offer over the huge site.

Quite a few of the group spent the morning at the Pleasure Gardens, which you get to by a small train. There is a Butterfly House there as the main attraction, but it 1s more a long greenhouse full of colourful plants with a few tropical butterflies flying about than a dedicated insect centre. Also, in another section, there is a model village of Woodstock set out on a lawn plus a maze.

Back at the main house, there are many separate gardens with fountains, parterres and statues to photograph with tourists wandering around under parasols, etc. Then, further afield you have a beautiful waterfall, lakes with stunning views and the famous bridge on the way to the obelisk in the distance. The weather was warm and sunny, and one was almost down to shirt-sleeve order. There are plenty of good eating places, a champagne bar for the needy and hot food can include chips for the extra-hungry.

I think we would all recommend it.

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Bannister
Bannister

Malcolm Rea

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Barnacle Chicks
Barnacle Chicks

Linda Wilson

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Barnacle Family
Barnacle Family

Linda Wilson

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Blenheim Flowers
Blenheim Flowers

Bob Holt

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Blenheim Formal Gardens
Blenheim Formal Gardens

Linda Wilson

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Blenheim Lake
Blenheim Lake

Linda Wilson

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Blenheim Park
Blenheim Park

Linda Wilson

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Bridge
Bridge

Annie Ford

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Fountain
Fountain

Linda Wilson

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Fountains
Fountains

Annie Ford

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Glued On
Glued On

Malcolm Rea

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Malachite Butterfly
Malachite Butterfly

Annie Ford

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Marlborough Maze
Marlborough Maze

Annie Ford

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Model Village
Model Village

Malcolm Rea

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Oaks and Bluebells
Oaks and Bluebells

Linda Wilson

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Palace
Palace

Annie Ford

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Parterre
Parterre

Annie Ford

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Railway Platform
Railway Platform

Malcolm Rea

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Rice Paper Butterfly
Rice Paper Butterfly

Annie Ford

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Selfie
Selfie

Malcolm Rea

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Stepping Out
Stepping Out

Malcolm Rea

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The Foot
The Foot

Bob Holt

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Bob Holt

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Bryan Durrant

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Bryan Durrant

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Bryan Durrant

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Bryan Durrant

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Bryan Durrant

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Bryan Durrant

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Bryan Durrant

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