Monday, 26 September 2011

Hardwick Hall


Hardwick Hall is an Elizabethan Derbyshire house built for Bess of Hardwick, Countess of Shrewsbury. Bess's initials “ES” are displayed prominently on the rooftop pavilions.


It's easy to see the inspiration for the rhyme “Hardwick Hall, more glass than wall”. The huge windows were intended as a statement of wealth at a time when glass was a luxury.


2 comments:

Cool Photo said...

Hey thanks for stopping by nice photo site you have I like the guess the macro shot seems a good idea :)

Lauren Axelrod said...

Does someone still live here or is it just for tourists?

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