28 June 2011

Ham House looking grand

This is my favourite view of Ham House. I much prefer the clean lines of the back and this side to the clutter of the front and the other side. These are also the two side that catch the sun so they are bright and the generous helpings of white come into their own.

Here too the gardens keep a respectful distance from the house so nothing interrupts the order that the house imposes. The lawns even sink down a meter or so below the rear terrace which makes the position of the house even more commanding and purposeful. The garden is pretty but the house is in charge.

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