Sunday, 9 March 2014

Mottisfont Abbey

I don't live in a big city, but I'm definitely a city girl at heart and living more than 5 mins away from the closest Starbucks would be a challenge to me. I love the possibilities and offers of a big city, but there's also a side of me that really enjoys the peacefulness and serenity of the countryside and I'm so fortunate that I can have the best of both worlds where I live, and today I'd like to show you one of my favorite places nearby to go for a walk - Mottisfont Abbey. Mottisfont is a beautiful country estate that used to be a medieval priory, and the grounds and the house are just amazing to visit. On a sunny day it's a perfect spot for a picnic - if you can actually find some space on the lawns since it's so popular.

There are also regular art and photo exhibitions, and when I was there a few days ago they showed a range of portraits by the famous photographer Patrick Lichfield, who took photos of the rich and famous and many from the royal family. Anyone who was anyone, had their photo taken by Patrick Lichfield and as an amateur photographer it was really interesting and inspiring to see. Although I'm still very much learning about photography I hope you'll enjoy some of my happy snapping from this amazing estate, well worth a visit if you're in the area. Have a wonderful day everyone! Xx
 

28 comments:

  1. Lovely pics! I also love living in a city but having country getaways :)

    Jasmine xx
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  2. This is absolutely beautiful, I am a city girl but I love the country so much x

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    1. Thank you so much Lauren, it's always nice to get out of the city and get some peace and quiet :o). Xx

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  3. I love those old charm that England has to offer. It is always very picturesque these stone buildings and bridges with small little streams. Lovely pictures. They look like a painting or the cover of some classic text.

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  4. It's beautiful...
    I really like the view. Too bad that I have no view like that in my city. I wish I could be there someday... :)

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  5. What a gorgeous place! How lucky that it's so close by! Wow!

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  6. That looks such an amazing place...I hope to visit it one day!

    Arianna, Nymphashion ♡

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    1. You definitely should, it's a lovely estate :o). Xx

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  7. Stunning photography! Love your blog :) followed you, really hope you'll follow back, it would mean a lot :) candyflosstrees.blogspot.co.uk xx

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  8. Such a beautiful, peaceful place! That little bridge looks so cute :) xx

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  9. Oh my gosh, what a stunning location! You are so lucky it is so close, seriously! I have always wished I lived somewhere beautiful like that, though I'm sure it's just as amazing to be able to have it pretty much in your back yard ;)

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    1. I do feel quite fortunate, I'm close enough to both town and country :o) Xx

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  10. This place looks so peaceful, you most certainly do have the best of both worlds :)
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    1. Oh it is, and they've got a pretty decent coffee shop too :o). Xx

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  12. The pictures are so beautiful and serene, Charlotte. You really have inspired me to explore the community that I live in.

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    1. Thank you so much, that's so lovely of you - bring your camera with you :o), and share with us! Xx

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