Many of you will be busy with Christmas preparations or going for holidays in these days, so I would like to wish you all happy time, full of love and joy.
Maybe you will be inspired with this beautiful and creative Christmas tree from Castle Howard.
My favorite of all films are English series. Many years ago I watched with great interest "Brideshead revisited". So no wonder I wanted to see Castle Howard already in my previous trip to UK. I had not enough time then, so during this trip I couldn't miss it. It is a fascinating place, specially in the time before Christmas when all rooms have creative decorations and you hear lovely music.
(From Wikipedia) Castle Howard is a stately home in North Yorkshire, England, 15 miles (24 km) north of York. One of the grandest private residences in Britain, most of it was built between 1699 and 1712 for the 3rd Earl of Carlisle, to a design by Sir John Vanbrugh. Although Castle Howard was built near the site of the ruined Henderskelfe Castle, it is not a true castle, but this term is often used for English country houses constructed after the castle-building era (c.1500) and not intended for a military function.
Castle Howard has been the home of part of the Howard family for more than 300 years. It is familiar to television and film audiences as the fictional "Brideshead", both in Granada Television's 1981 adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited and a two-hour 2008 remake for cinema. Today, it is part of the Treasure Houses of England heritage group.
The house is surrounded by a large estate which, at the time of the 7th Earl of Carlisle, covered over 13,000 acres (5,300 ha) and included the villages of Welburn, Bulmer, Slingsby, Terrington and Coneysthorpe. The estate was served by its own railway station, Castle Howard, from 1845 to the 1950s.
Enjoy the magic of Christmas!!
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mesutilgim (93912) 2013-12-21 0:54
Heh heh heh my neighbour !!!
This is exactly the way of X-Mas decoration I had to my childhood in our homes; only natural stuff and not those glittering items made in China !
Amazing capture with many many interesting notes.
TFS and have a nice weekend
Subhogen (4067) 2013-12-21 1:55
That is one innovative and beautiful Christmas tree, decorated with mostly natural items. I like it very much. Well taken shot from straight on POV, balanced framing and with opulent colors and light. Thanks for sharing.
timecapturer (49288) 2013-12-21 2:21
nice festive posting this. Full of wonderfully organic elements and captured so beautifully. I love the setting and your execution here is just perfect at illuminating the sense of the season.
Enjoy the weekend - B.
snunney (96721) 2013-12-21 2:26
A very creative Christmas tree beautifully captured here. Lovely warm colours and very good clarity. Very festive!
holmertz (50766) 2013-12-21 4:43
I have never seen such a strange Christmas tree. It actually doesn't fill me with any Christmas feelings at all, but it's a funny and colourful installation and a nicely processed photo. I have never seen that TV series, in fact I have hardly seen any TV series, with very few exceptions, for the last 30 years or so. I find it too boring to get hooked on something running year after year.
I wish you a merry Christmas in any case.
Sergiom (76276) 2013-12-21 6:01
Un petit peu différent des arbres habituels mais il est très beau. J'aime beaucoup la décoration à ses pieds et les feuilles aux couleurs variées.
J'en profite pour te souhaiter les meilleurs voeux de circonstance.
saxo042 (37794) 2013-12-21 6:49
Very soft and subdued colours in a very pleasant harmony. This gives an impression of a decorated Christmas tree, without the traditional colours. There are many details to enjoy here.
photoray (13981) 2013-12-21 7:55
Your Castle Howard scene is attractive, for the special Xmas tree decorated with nature - leaves, seeds, cones, etc. I prefer natural decorations in many ways and happy to see this within the historical English mansion.
Have a wonderful Holiday Season,
PS: Yes the Mormons settled the Freemont River area within Capitol Reef and Fruita is a fine place to visit for its history and ongoing agriculture. I have loved several young Mormon ladies in my youth, and they make wonderful wives, but I do not practice polygamy.....
worldcitizen (8436) 2013-12-21 8:31
This tree is different, and very elegant. The ornaments are the stars of the display, instead of the tree itself. I like the warm colors, and the details behind the tree, especially the open door. I also like that the tree fills the top of the frame, and keeps going beyond the photo. Have a very Merry Christmas!
carlo62 (45782) 2013-12-21 14:48
sembra quasi un HDR.
Un addobbo elegante come merita un luogo simile.
Non conosco la serie tv di cui parli, ma ho visto che questo castello è stato utilizzato anche per altri film.
Buone feste anche a te e alla tua famiglia, in particolare a Karol, che non conosco, ma ha un nome simpatico.
delpeoples (57264) 2013-12-21 17:15
Ciao bella Itchy Feet
Now you've forced me to re-read Brideshead Revisited! I have it uploaded on my Kindle now and ready to go :) So thank you for inspiring me. This is a delightful composition, full of festive spirit and very beautiful warm colours. It evokes the cold weather of the Northern Hemisphere and the cosy fires in front of which you all celebrate. Here in Aus, we are dying of heat and will probably eat a cold Christmas dinner, drink cold beer and go for a swim to cool down. Such a different atmosphere. Anyway, excellent photo here and although I'm sure to be chatting over the next oew days, I wish you and your lovely family a very happy Christmas and 2014 with lots of fun, good health and itchy feet travels.
jjcordier (79297) 2013-12-21 23:00
Voilà un arbre de Noël très original joliment photographié.
SnapRJW (31629) 2013-12-22 4:24
Thanks you Malgo for your Christmas wishes and for posting this beautiful Christmas tree. When I was a child we often decorated an old branch rather than a pine tree so this brings back memories for me. Looking at all the Christmas images on TE makes me feel very homesick for England. Even after many tears in Africa I cannot get used to Christmas in a hot climate. I did make some traditional mince pies today which made me feel a little more 'festive' and my husband sang I saw Mummy kissing Santa Claus which amused the grandchildren no end!
May you and your loved ones have a wonderful season of peace and goodwill.
Warm regards Rosemary
Noel_Byrne (30085) 2013-12-22 6:46
Castle Howard is one of many great stately homes in Britain I wish to see someday, and how brilliant that they create these seasonal displays, it must be a joy to view and fill you festive cheer! This is a beautiful take on the traditional Christmas tree, and in such sumptuous settings too! All the tones of autumn and gold look beautiful here. Great pattern on the floor too!
Thanks for the additional two pics too, equally beautiful.
All the best
rigoletto (34279) 2013-12-22 9:46
hi liu. what a strangely beautiful christmas tree this is, and a first time see for my eyes. the colorful pines, leaves and ornaments look like candies to be devoured. i like the luminocity and sharpness enhanced by your pp treatment.
COSTANTINO (63675) 2013-12-22 23:06
thanks for sharing with us this
decorated Christmas shot
I also wish you all happy time
full of love and joy
your notes are very interesting
have a pleasant day
adores (44819) 2013-12-27 15:41
This is a really original Christmas tree! I like it and the way you framed it! The colours are very good!
- Copyright: Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) (94356)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-12-06
- Categories: Castles, Architecture, Artwork, Event
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-21 0:48