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Chatsworth House in Derbyshire, in the Peak District.
Home of the Dukes of Devonshire, the Cavendish family.
The House was built by Bess of Hardwick.Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned here.

Chatsworth House and its estate are the premier tourist attraction of the area.

The original house was the work of Bess of Hardwick in the late 16th century.Though no trace of this can now be seen, the modern house retains many of the Elizabethan interior walls.

The first Duke rebuilt Chatsworth in Classical style between 1686 and 1707, with the Library and North Wing added by the 6th Duke between 1790 and 1858.The park was landscaped by the 4th Duke[1720-1764], who engaged Capability Brown to reshape the formal garden into the more natural one that you see today.

The 6th Duke engaged Joseph Paxton as the head gardener, resulting in the enrichment of the gardens and the creation of the Emperor Fountain, which can be seen here.

If you look very carefully you will see a rainbow in the water from the fountain.
Chatsworth is one of my favourite places to visit, along with thousands of others!Just walking round the grounds there is always something interesting to see.

Thanks for looking.

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  • Copyright: jean dwyer (jean11-3) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 794 W: 0 N: 788] (2799)
  • Genre: Luoghi
  • Medium: Colore
  • Date Taken: 2007-09-17
  • Categories: Architettura
  • Camera: SONY DSC-N1
  • Esposizione: f/5.6, 1/500 secondi
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  • Versione Foto: Versione Originale
  • Date Submitted: 2007-09-19 14:17
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