After looking round the Scottish Colourists exhibition at Abbot Hall, and picking up some shopping in Kendal town centre, we decided to drive over to Blackwell as we’d not been for a while. It had been a beautiful, sunny, winter’s day and, although some cloud had come in, I caught some rather nice shots of the house and Lakeland fells illuminated by the winter light.
Thanks 🙂 I only shot them on my phone but the light was so good. The do say that the best camera is the one you have with you.
These are remarkable photos, romantic and evocative.
Thanks Susanne, that’s very kind of you 🙂
Looks beautiful there, I’d love to visit.
It’s a lovely house. The entrance fee is a little steep but it’s well worth visiting – just outside of Bowness.
The light is beautiful, isn’t it? We’ve been a few times, but not in winter, so it’s lovely to see it like that.
Such a stunning house. My wife, Sandy, used to work for the Lakeland Arts Trust and was involved in the Blackwell project right from the beginning, when the Trust decided to buy the house from then owner, Maurice Bland, right through its restoration. I feel very lucky to have seen it at each point through that process.
You are indeed. We love to visit Blackwell. The Trust have done an excellent job restoring it. And we’ve seen some nice small exhibitions there.
This time of year you get some wonderful light conditions – when the sun comes out!
You’re not wrong! Not been much sun lately, sadly. But we were lucky that day.