Exploring the most Picturesque & Historic parts of England
The Boathouse by the lake at Belton House. From the 18th century it was not unusual for large country houses to have boathouses by their lakes, but this one is a rare survivor. It was designed by Anthony Salvin at the request of John Cust (1779-1853), the first Earl Brownlow. By the middle of the 20th century the building had fallen into disrepair, but has since been restored by the National Trust(not an easy task because of the basket-weave plasterwork and the stone fish scale roof). The original design has left something to be desired as the main section was built as a 'fishing chamber', leaving the boatmen to wade out into the lake with their boats.
Canon Canon EOS 7D Focal length: 36 mm, Aperture: f 4, ISO: 400 Exposure time: 1/250 sec
Date/Time Creation: May 25, 2014, 3:19 pm
Exposure Mode: 1,
ImageID:1190294, Image size: 2508 x 1881 pixels
Great picture David with lots of interesting info.
Cracbackup infoking shot David, with great
Great shot you certainly have an eye for a good composition
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