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Saturday, August 04, 2007

A Place to Picnic

Shot with Olympus E500
As we appear to be having one weekend of good weather, you may well be vexed with the question, "Where can I go for a picnic?" This is my suggestion, so well hidden even Diamond Geezer hasn't made it over here: Chiswick House.

The garden lays claim to being the earliest English landscaped garden, and the house to be the finest surviving Paladian mansion. With the elegant vistas, manicured lawns and statuary you too can pretend to be a 18th century landowner - who just happened to have invited lots of other people (and screaming kids) to share their humble abode. Go on, take a wind up gramophone and some cucumber sandwiches.

(The house costs £4 but the grounds are free)

See where on London Daily Photo Map

posted by Ham at 00:20 -- Comments here: 5

Comments on "A Place to Picnic"


Blogger dgeezer said ... (07:36) : 

It's true, I've not got there yet.
But it's on the list now :)


Anonymous NiC said ... (08:21) : 

Get there before dg, folk! There aren't many places in London he hasn't been. :)


Blogger lynn said ... (10:00) : 

I adore picnics. What would you pack, Ham? Are you a simple sandwiches man or melon soaked in sherry etc? lol


Blogger Ham said ... (00:42) : 

dg - there are great pickings around there.

lynn - I've been known to swing both ways. Although, to be honest, the full monty only happened when I was trying to impress.


Blogger Gail's Man said ... (22:53) : 

We went on a picnic on Bank holiday Monday whilst viewing some classic cars at a show. It was sunny too!


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