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

Barnacle Chicks
Barnacle Chicks

Linda Wilson

Barnacle Family
Barnacle Family

Linda Wilson

Blenheim Flowers
Blenheim Flowers

Bob Holt

Blenheim Formal Gardens
Blenheim Formal Gardens

Linda Wilson

Blenheim Lake
Blenheim Lake

Linda Wilson

Blenheim Park
Blenheim Park

Linda Wilson

Bridge
Bridge

Annie Ford

Fountain
Fountain

Linda Wilson

Fountains
Fountains

Annie Ford

Glued On
Glued On

Malcolm Rea

Malachite Butterfly
Malachite Butterfly

Annie Ford

Marlborough Maze
Marlborough Maze

Annie Ford

Model Village
Model Village

Malcolm Rea

Oaks and Bluebells
Oaks and Bluebells

Linda Wilson

Palace
Palace

Annie Ford

Parterre
Parterre

Annie Ford

Railway Platform
Railway Platform

Malcolm Rea

Rice Paper Butterfly
Rice Paper Butterfly

Annie Ford

Selfie
Selfie

Malcolm Rea

Stepping Out
Stepping Out

Malcolm Rea

The Foot
The Foot

Bob Holt

Bob Holt

Bryan Durrant

Bryan Durrant

Bryan Durrant

Bryan Durrant

Bryan Durrant

Bryan Durrant

Bryan Durrant