Sunday, 22 August 2010

Visiting Petworth

Today we decided to visit the Southern English countryside and try out Brendon's new car and my ability to survive the blue Little Tree air freshener in Bouquet smell. The car is real fast and the smell is sickening, but the countryside finally started to look like as it should. Green. Not brown and yellow and burnt and dry.

So Petworth is a big 17th century manor which belonged to the ... And then I got lost. I think many families was sort of attached to it, but when I read about, it is just a mess of names. There was a duke of Somerset involved. And Percys too. But what is cool, that they have a fantastic art collection. They have a Bosch!!! And 2 William Blake. And a dozen or so Turner and Van Dyck and Gainsborough. It is totally fantastic.

And the park. Huge and old and filled with deer poo. It was like walking on a minefield. But Brendon saw his first real deer with antlers. He has already seen one without them in Germany.

It was totally worth seeing Petworth. It was grey and rainy, as it should be.

Big mansion house in the rain
The fields of poo
The empire of the ducks
The moss and the dogs

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