Trying to unwind

Saturday has been a blowy start to the bank holiday weekend with low white cloud covering the sky like unwanted duvet.  There was not even the hint or promise of the sunshine or the blue skies we experienced in April.

After a quick trip to a local electrical store to purchase a replacement hairdryer, we drove down to Petworth House in West Sussex. 

Petworth 02

Petworth House is grand C17th mansion set in extensive and beautiful deer park.  The mansion houses the National Trust’s largest painting and sculpture collections including works by Turner, Blake and Reynolds.

Petworth 01

Petworth collection boasts 19 oil paintings by Turner, who was commissioned to paint views of the house and the deer park in the early part of the C19th.

The Lake, Petworth: Sunset, Fighting Bucks - Turner Gallery

After a visiting the house, we wondered around some of the surrounding parkland, though were not luckily enough to see any of the deer up close.

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