Lacock

by Helen Hooker September. 23, 2011 9344 views

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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Lisa Charbonneau 5 years, 11 months ago

Adorable shot! Congratulations on the FP! Great work...

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Yves Monast 5 years, 11 months ago

very nice congrats on your FP...

5 years, 11 months ago Edited
Mariadamaris 5 years, 11 months ago

Beautiful set. Congrats on the FP!

5 years, 11 months ago Edited
Dorothe 5 years, 11 months ago

Congrats on FP, Helen! Fantastic set, 5 and 7 are my favs!

5 years, 11 months ago Edited
Jannie 5 years, 11 months ago

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

5 years, 11 months ago Edited
Sandra Vermeulen 5 years, 11 months ago

You made the FP!!!!!! Super!!

5 years, 11 months ago Edited
Lin 5 years, 11 months ago

Beautiful set!

5 years, 11 months ago Edited
Riyaz 5 years, 11 months ago

Congrats Helen! Very nice capture!

5 years, 11 months ago Edited
Gregg Maretka 5 years, 11 months ago

Really great set...congrats to you on FP!!!

5 years, 11 months ago Edited
Amanda-Jane 5 years, 11 months ago

Fantastic set! Congratulations & well deserved :) :)

5 years, 11 months ago Edited
Jasphotology 5 years, 11 months ago

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

5 years, 11 months ago Edited
Tomie Poodle 5 years, 11 months ago

congrats on FP! very nice set!

5 years, 11 months ago Edited
Jay 5 years, 11 months ago

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

5 years, 11 months ago Edited
Patricia Gonzales 5 years, 11 months ago

WOW ... BIG CONGRATS!!!! SUPER FANTASTIC SET~

5 years, 11 months ago Edited
Miclaud 5 years, 11 months ago

So cute, #4!!! And beautiful other ones...
Congrats on FP!!!

5 years, 11 months ago Edited
D 5 years, 11 months ago

Adorable!

5 years, 11 months ago Edited
Ray King 5 years, 11 months ago

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

5 years, 11 months ago Edited
Marsha 5 years, 11 months ago

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

5 years, 11 months ago Edited
Art Bee 5 years, 11 months ago

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

5 years, 11 months ago Edited
Sylrun 5 years, 11 months ago

CONGRATS!!!

5 years, 11 months ago Edited
Gonia 5 years, 11 months ago

these are all very pretty, great congrats!

5 years, 11 months ago Edited
Nynke 5 years, 11 months ago

Congrats on your FP! Great photo!!!

5 years, 11 months ago Edited
Kecskemétiné Nelli 5 years, 11 months ago

Must have been a beautiful day... happy Caturday! =)

5 years, 11 months ago Edited
Moira 5 years, 11 months ago

Congratulations on FP

5 years, 11 months ago Edited
Maud - Normandie - France 5 years, 11 months ago

Très joli set !!! bravo pour la FP !!

5 years, 11 months ago Edited
Eloise Murray 5 years, 11 months ago

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

5 years, 11 months ago Edited
Breizh 5 years, 11 months ago

Congrats for this wonderful FP .

5 years, 11 months ago Edited
Paolo Martini 5 years, 11 months ago

ohhh...Congratulations my friend !!!

5 years, 11 months ago Edited
Josy 5 years, 11 months ago

Congratulations Helen ! :))

5 years, 11 months ago Edited
Camille 5 years, 11 months ago

congrats !
3 and 4 are my favourite photos

5 years, 11 months ago Edited
Jet28 5 years, 11 months ago

Congrats on FP - cute capture!

5 years, 11 months ago Edited
Melanie Olson 5 years, 11 months ago

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

5 years, 11 months ago Edited
Mark 5 years, 11 months ago

Congrats on fp?

5 years, 11 months ago Edited
Giancarlo Fosci 5 years, 11 months ago

congratulations my friend!

5 years, 11 months ago Edited
Davorka ČEoviä‡ 5 years, 11 months ago

Congratulations Helen!!! Well done!!

5 years, 11 months ago Edited
Neil Rosenberger 5 years, 11 months ago

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

5 years, 11 months ago Edited
Graham 5 years, 11 months ago

congrats on FP well done

5 years, 11 months ago Edited
Farideh_Homam 5 years, 11 months ago

Congrats on your FP! Great shot.

5 years, 11 months ago Edited
Joe 5 years, 11 months ago

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

5 years, 11 months ago Edited
Mallusatish Reddy 5 years, 11 months ago

Amazing captures,Congratulations on your FP.~!~

5 years, 11 months ago Edited
Sara G 5 years, 11 months ago

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

5 years, 11 months ago Edited
Superflashman 5 years, 11 months ago

cute....congratz...

5 years, 11 months ago Edited
Diane Davis 5 years, 11 months ago

Swet little bird, great shot. Congratulations on FP.

5 years, 11 months ago Edited
Darlene Foster 5 years, 11 months ago

Adorable shot! Congratulations on the FP!

5 years, 11 months ago Edited
Felecia 5 years, 11 months ago

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

5 years, 11 months ago Edited
Tom 5 years, 11 months ago

Cool captures love the first couple of them well done

5 years, 11 months ago Edited
Felecia 5 years, 11 months ago

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

5 years, 11 months ago Edited
Pete 5 years, 11 months ago

love #2

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Sadhya Rippon 5 years, 12 months ago

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

5 years, 12 months ago Edited
Miclaud 5 years, 12 months ago

very interesting!!!

5 years, 12 months ago Edited
Lynda 5 years, 12 months ago

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

5 years, 12 months ago Edited
Mark 5 years, 12 months ago

I especially like the flower in #5 and the housemartin chick.

5 years, 12 months ago Edited
Ann Garratty 5 years, 12 months ago

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

5 years, 12 months ago Edited
Josy 5 years, 12 months ago

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 !

5 years, 12 months ago Edited
Glo 5 years, 12 months ago

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

5 years, 12 months ago Edited
Olga Helys 5 years, 12 months ago

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

5 years, 12 months ago Edited
Marsha 5 years, 12 months ago

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

5 years, 12 months ago Edited
Jennifer Litwinowicz 5 years, 12 months ago

great set! #4 is adorable!

5 years, 12 months ago Edited
Mary Brown 5 years, 12 months ago

Wonderful, I like them all!

5 years, 12 months ago Edited
Alicja 5 years, 12 months ago

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

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