What sweet ladies these two are! They're so helpful and have such great attitudes. It was a pleasure to live with them for 6 days. They took turns - we had so much fun and their families are awesome!
|They miss their mother a lot, but I think their Dad would say they are both like her in many ways.|
|John got to sit in the front seat this time, so it would be his fault if we got lost.|
family since 1549. The house, set in a beautiful parkland and backed by wooded, rocky hills, contains a unique collection of priceless paintings, furniture, Old Master drawings, neoclassical sculptures, books and other artifacts.
|It was chilly, so this hot butternut squash was very good and custard pie was a treat!|
It consists of 105 acres. There are five miles of walks with rare trees, shrubs, formal hedges, temples, sculptures old and new, streams and ponds.
Condensation from the breath of the sleeping girls caused fungus to grow behind some of the pictures. The house was not very comfortable for so many people, with a shortage of hot water, but they managed.
|Note the violin in the background behind the door. It's actually a painting - looks 3-dimentsional!|
I had the chance to play a beautiful Steinway grand piano in the library. A young man played before me, then my cousin, Lloyd, urged me to play something. I decided to entertain everyone with Fur Elise by Beethoven because I knew most would recognize it. Lloyd videoed it, so I'll get a copy of it later.
|So many famous women slept in these beautiful rooms. Anne, Queen of Scotts was one of them.|
In 1944, Kathleen Kennedy, sister of John F. Kennedy, married William Cavendish, Marquess of Hartington, the elder son of the 10th Duke of Devonshire. However, he was killed in action in Belgium later in 1944, and Kathleen died in a plane crash in 1948.
After poor Billy's death, Chatsworth was abandoned for 15 years.
|I love the painting of this little girl!|
|This flower is so beautiful. I just had to take a picture of it!|
|Very cool tree - probably quite old!|
|The color of the building was because of the color of rock in the area.|
|This 50 foot fountain in the highest fountain in all of Europe.|
|Recognize Winston Churchill talking to Teddy Roosevelt?|
|Our tour guide knows a lot about the sculptures.|
|These two guys are the GREATEST!! What a day we have had!|
|The ruins of a famous greenhouse on the grounds.|
|Can you see the large bee hive?|
|BYE-BYE Chatsworth! We had a most lovely day here!|