|Half Imperial watercolour 22 x 15" incomplete, but almost there.|
Visiting the house again as dusk fell, we had a little snack in The Fitzroy room. Whilst sitting inside the sun had set and though only early evening at 5pm outside was already dark. We walked round to the west facade, the main entrance being set back inside two protruding, protective advancing wings. Suddenly, we were aware that the house was being lit up with a kaleidoscope of projected light. A rainbow of pulsing light with undulating animations moving backwards and forwards across the facade. Wonderful. Inside the house, magically lit with atmospheric candlelight we toured the rooms, passing the open log fire in the central atrium. "Living Portraits" enhanced our visit with comments like" Candlelight is indeed wonderful, though one must not get too close to it as one's petticoat may catch fire, ha ha ha what?" And in the gallery library we were asked by a bewigged young master in period dress " are we having a good visit and had we seen his Mama" we hurried past leaving him enquiring of others. Back to the car along a path lit with ground level lights, another memorable visit.