Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Christmas at Chatsworth House

The boss was up in the Midlands for a family Birthday party at the weekend. So they all took the opportunity to go to Chatsworth House to see the Christmas decorations and buy a few gifts. If you haven't been to visit the house it has been used in a few films so you might recognise it.



Its probably  best known film/book wise as the supposed setting for Jane Austins 'Pemberley'  in Pride and Prejudice. It was used as the backdrop for that house in the 2005 film version with Keira Knightly as Elizabeth Bennet. But they do decorate the house up at Christmas and its quite spectacular


They did a Christmas Pantomime theme in the house with lots of famous story's which were quite well done. This is Jack and the bean stalk





and this is not me!




It was quite an unusual setting to see all the decorations and people do come a long way to see them apparently. This is the snow queen in the music room.

  
The boss says he would like to go back and see the house without all the Christmas decorations as it looked so impressive.



Of course there was one or two bits you could buy. These are just a few bits of Christmas food you could purchase...



 But the boss thought the most impressive thing they saw on the visit wasn’t the Christmas decorations but this statue called the veiled lady. How was that carved  in marble!

 

 Raffaele Monti made it  way back in 1864.

Of course as this is a dog blog we do have to have a photo of one who was also visiting at the same time as the boss.


Looks like it is related to Auntie Breeze.

3 comments:

Taryn said...

Beautiful house (although it looks more like a castle!)

RYKER said...

Wow, that is very impressive. I do believe I have seen it in the latest movie. Thanks for show us the inside!

Gail said...

Very beautiful place to see.