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Saturday, May 09, 2009

At last she recollected that they had been travelling ...

I don't really have a very connected post about our weekend in Derbyshire but I thought I'd share a few of my favourite photos.

On Sunday we went for a walk on the moors. This is my second attempt at this photo, on the first one the camera was being blown about so much that the boyfriend ended up half out of shot. Note the yellow GPS device. Useful for knowing how far you've gone, how far you still have to climb and, most importantly, keeping the bloke amused when his legs start to get tired.

Axe Edge Moor and Three Shires

"the wild and untamed beauty of the peaks" I suspect that that's a quote from the 1995 BBC adaptation of P&P rather than from the novel itself (which I don't have to hand) but it's rather fitting nonetheless. View from Axe Edge moor.

Axe Edge Moor and Three Shires

Goldfish in the Buxton Pavilion where we went for a late lunch after our walk. I was a bit underwhelmed by Buxton itself (although our B&B was gorgeous) but the pavilion and the gardens are very nice. I really like the way that the fish which were the intended target of the photo are so much less distinct than the reflections on the water.


Hello Pemberley (aka Chatsworth). You can't (at least I can't) go to Derbyshire without visiting at least one of the Pemberleys (the other one is Lyme Park over near Stockport). You can't access the steps on the left which featured quite heavily in the film as they're roped off, probably because otherwise there'd be a constant stream of Elizabeth Bennet wannabees posing on them and no one would be able to get past.


Fancy pants chickens at Chatsworth. We met these hens just wandering around the gardens having engineered a bold escape from the hen run. You can't see it very well in this photo but they really do have feathery trousers.

Chatsworth chickens

Sleeping lion in the sculpture gallery at Chatsworth. I think this guy had a bit part in Pride & Prejudice. They still have the resin bust of Matthew McFadyen there as part of the Chatsworth in film exhibition but I felt that taking a photo of that would be a bit fangirly. I did do a genuine double take when I saw it though.

Sleeping lion


Jodi said...

Looks like a wonderful trip! I love the chickens, esp the name "fancy pants chickens". I usually call them "chickens with pants" -- this has a much nicer ring.

Kate said...

Ah, Derbyshire! Great photos. And chickens. Did you have time for a Bakewell tart / pudding?

Liz said...

Yes, and we even had it in Bakewell!