Event of the year, for photo competition

My Birthday was marked by a visit to Waddesdon Manor – our astonishing local Renaissance-style château… which is about half an hour from us, just out of Oxfordshire and into Buckinghamshire, UK (not in deepest France as you may guess just looking at it)….

back of Waddesdon, gardens in low winter light

Our visit was not to go around the house, but just to have a stroll and take in the atmosphere and current art installations by Bruce Munro, ‘Blue Moon on a Platter’ and ‘Angel of Light.’ The installations make the most of the reflective qualities of discarded CDs, and are set in the most fantastic location.

Blue Moon on a Platter, later duskii

Here you can see the front of the manor with the installation in the foreground.

Waddesdon Manor, with CD installation in front

All National Trust members admitted free to the House and Gardens.

For this competition

Author: Sarah

No time to lose. No, time to lose. Make time to stand and stare.... Did you see that?

13 thoughts on “Event of the year, for photo competition”

  1. Like the first picture the rest would have had me rescinding my membership……………..

  2. I love the fact they are old CDs and will be recycled after the exhibit is taken down. Article in last weeks Oxford Times.

  3. What a shame to spoil those elegant empire lines with emperor’s clothes so-called-art! I can hardly believe the monstrosities increase tourist traffic, so I wonder why they do it?

  4. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
    I rather like the whole effect, particularly of the Blue Moon on a Platter: they are temporary and do not harm any of the elegant empire lines. The visitor numbers were certainly boosted.

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