In the grounds at Chatsworth

Here’s a few more photographs that I took in the garden and grounds during our recent visit to Chatsworth

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Autumn colours were very evident

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Besides the Beyond Limits exhibits, there are a number of permanantly sited contemporary sculptures in the Gardens.

We reckoned that this piece is by David Nash

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A quick Google revealed that we were right. It’s called Oculus Oak and was only installed in October last year (2015).

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We came on it by accident and as we are both fans of David Nash it was a pleasant surprise.

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This work (Forms that Grow in the Night (2009)) is also by Nash, but we had seen it during our previous visits.

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Walking. Madonna (1981) by Elisabeth Frink

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and Richard Long’s Cornish Slate Line, an attractive work by another favourite artist.

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I don’t know who created this sculpture of a wild boar – well sited in the woods near one of the small lakes.

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Outside the gardens in the grounds of the estate, walking back to our B and B we passed this bench. It was built by younger members of the Derbyshire branch of the Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain (DSWA) using dry stone walling techniques.

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Last year there was a different bench in this location. It seems that building a bench is an annual event as part of the Chatsworth Country Fair.

A little further down the path we could see a structure out in the field – in fact we’d spotted it in the morning while we were making our way to the house and gardens from our B and B. So we went to have a closer look.

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It’s a sculpture made from oak and lead, by Tim Harrison entitled Pegasus