Lacock

I stopped off in the village of Lacock on my way to Bath today. Lacock is a quaint little village, owned by the National Trust, and you really do feel as though you??ve stepped back in time as you walk along the narrow streets which are lined with tiny stone cottages. It??s a popular film location and has featured in many TV series and films. One of its most recent starring roles was as Godric??s Hollow in the last Harry Potter film. After a stroll around the village I visited Lacock Abbey which is best known as the place where Henry Fox Talbot developed the Calotype photographic process in 1834. I spent a happy half hour in the Abbey??s botanic garden shooting close ups of the flowers before heading into its atmospheric cloisters for some architectural photography.

Lots of the doors in the village had interesting letterboxes - these two were my favourites.

I even persuded one of the feline residents to pose for me in honour of Caturday!

Our Housemartins have long since left the nest but the Lacock ones seem to be a little more reluctant to leave home. There were to youngsters in this nest but I couldn't persude them to both pop their heads out at the same time for my camera!

The flowers in the Abbey's botanic gardens were still looking beautiful, even if I did have a tough time getting them to stay still in the breeze!

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This room, the Chapter House, apears in the first Harry Potter film where Harry discovers the Mirror of Erised.

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      2011.09.30 Edited

      Congrats on the FP!!! Beautiful shot of the little bird. I am partial to the black cat shot, very cute!!

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      2011.09.30 Edited

      really loved your 4th and 5th photo there. 4th was cute and the composition and colours in the 5th was great!

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      Jay
      2011.09.30 Edited

      Congratulations on the recognition: I think all your pics are that good.

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      Ray
      2011.09.30 Edited

      Congratulations! So cute. ( Perhaps the other one saw the cat!!!)

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      2011.09.30 Edited

      FP congrats on the cute little birdie photo, Helen! Really a great capture!

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      2011.09.30 Edited

      Congratulations on your FP featured photo Helen!
      There are so many wonderful shots in this set. I especially like the last one.

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      2011.09.30 Edited

      Fantastic set! And awwwww!!! The FP is SO cute!! :D Teehee, congrats :) Certainly made me smile :)

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      2011.09.30 Edited

      Congrats on first page! Love the shot of the martin. How cute is that?

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      2011.09.30 Edited

      Congrats on the FP !! Loved the whole set !! The cat and house martin was a plus !!

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      Joe
      2011.09.30 Edited

      Congratulations on having your photo selected for the Feature Page. Great shot.

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      2011.09.30 Edited

      Great post..I love the cat shot as much as the winning martins! Congrats Helen!

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      2011.09.30 Edited

      Yay! I am so happy to see this sweet little creature as the FP today! Congratulations Helen!!!

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      Tom
      2011.09.29 Edited

      Cool captures love the first couple of them well done

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      2011.09.28 Edited

      What a fantastic, diverse set Helen! Sorry I'm so far behind. It seems to be a perpetual state these days.

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      2011.09.25 Edited

      Did you discover the fig tree against the wall of the abbey? I remember gorging myself on the luscious fruit!

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      2011.09.24 Edited

      a lovely set and I remember a flying visit to Lacock on our way to Devon in July.

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      2011.09.24 Edited

      Your shot of the house martin is adorable, as is the one of your cat... lovely diverse set!

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      2011.09.24 Edited

      I'm under the spell of your exploration and the rooon on your last photo is simply luxurious :warm colors, magnificent perspective and beautiful impression of serenity !

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      Glo
      2011.09.24 Edited

      oh wow! I'm intrigued by your exploration! great set to go with such an interesting story!

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      2011.09.24 Edited

      Wow
      Great angles and nice textures in #1,2
      Lovely in #4
      Perfect in the last one (lighting, architectural structure)
      Congrats

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      2011.09.24 Edited

      Lovely collection of interest and color, Helen....love the perspective in the last one!

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      2011.09.23 Edited

      [i]Great set! I love the first one and third! Kat is my favorite![/i]