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Good Morning Everyone,

Today, I am sharing two more photographs of the stately home of Castle Howard. Although I loved the view of the whole house, that was revealed as we left the formal gardens, (shown yesterday) I like this one better as the house seems even bigger and grander, close up.


Please click on Closer to the Home to see the photograph much larger and much clearer.

I will add a workshop from a slightly different view, including one of the many statues that grace the gardens.

Castle Howard was the setting for the period drama 'Brideshead Revisited'; now, there is another drama taking place.

From the Internet:
Now the breathtaking spectacle of Castle Howard is again the setting for the turbulent drama of an ancient aristocratic family.
It has been learned that Simon Howard, who has run the 18th Century home for 30 years and lived in it his whole life, is set to leave the 10,000-acre estate along with his wife Rebecca – and Simon's elder brother Nicholas and his wife Victoria Barnsley have indicated to Simon that they intend to move in.

Simon Howard and his wife Rebecca have been forced to leave 10,000-acre Castle Howard by his brother.

Friends of Simon say he was approached by Nicholas and Victoria in September and asked to step down as chairman of the board that runs Castle Howard, or face being outvoted by the directors of the private company.

A friend of the couple said: 'It is beyond belief. Simon was a wreck of a man when he heard. 'His heart is ripped apart. The house is his whole life.'

Nicholas Howard and his wife Victoria Barnsley have said they intend to move in to the sprawling estate

Castle Howard, which was designed by Sir John Vanbrugh and built between 1699 and 1712, has been home to ten generations of the Howard family. Spreading out over 145 rooms, the house is considered one of Vanbrugh's greatest achievements. Its magnificent art collection includes ancient sculptures, Old Masters and works by Joshua Reynolds and Thomas Gainsborough.

What a revelation!
Family disputes are not usually as huge as this!
There were family photographs on view in some of the rooms ... of Nicolas, wife and children!

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Have a lovely w/e, Bev 😀


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