Sunday, April 23, 2006

Weekend in Wiltshire

Lacock village is a perfectly preserved National Trust village dating back to the 13th century (used as the backdrop for the film of ‘Pride and Prejudice’) and at the edge of the village is Lacock Abbey, formerly the home of photography pioneer Fox Talbot. I was disappointed that I forgot to bring my camera into the house and thus failed to do the tourist thing of photographing the oriel window that was the subject matter for the very first photograph. Never mind, lots of pictures of the children pretending to wave wands in the cloisters – which was one of the locations for the latest ‘Harry Potter’ film.
We also visited Avebury megalithic monument which was far more impressive in real life than photographs lead you to expect. Maybe it’s the scale of the site that needs to be experienced in reality.
In the evening we went to Lackham where Alison made a gorgeous bride. The party, complete with a children's entertainer and chocolate fountain, was wonderful.


Anonymous Laura said...

These are just perfect sketches---little cameos of a happy weekend. I can see you standing there, hair windswept, drawing away in your little Moleskine!

4/23/2006 8:05 PM  
Blogger Lin said...

BEAUTIFUL!! SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL!! I love how your images infer the age of things ....!!

4/24/2006 1:08 AM  
Blogger Squishykittie said...

great job with the perspective especially with the stone circle.

4/24/2006 6:22 PM  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

Ha you guessed wrong Laura, it was warm and still - but there is something about the bleakness of the stones that suggests wind isn't there?
Lin and Squishy glad yu liked the pics

4/25/2006 8:44 AM  
Blogger starrgirl's world said...

What a nice series of sketches. I really get the feeling of the place and your lines are quite confident. Lovely.

4/26/2006 10:49 PM  

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