Photographer's Note

As I wrote yesterday. In some places they do not seel the tickets on spot, one must book them online. It happened in Belfast in the Titanic Museum, and at the Downhill Demesne. I didn't know it. But in both cases, when they saw a poor old Polish lady, they were helpful. In Belfast, they sold me the ticket, here I went free.

Downhill House was a mansion built in the late 18th century for Frederick, 4th Earl of Bristol and Lord Bishop of Derry (popularly known as 'the Earl-Bishop'), at Downhill, County Londonderry. Much of the building was destroyed by fire in 1851 before being rebuilt in the 1870s. It fell into disrepair after the Second World War. The Rt Rev. Dr Frederick Hervey (as he was at the time), Church of Ireland Lord Bishop of Derry, commissioned work at Downhill Demesne near the village of Castlerock in the early 1770s, after he was made the Bishop of Derry in 1768. Downhill House, overlooking Downhill Strand and Benone on the north coast of Northern Ireland, was built by the architect Michael Shanahan, although it has been suggested that James Wyatt or Charles Cameron may also have been involved in the early stages of design.

The Earl Bishop had a sense of fun, sprinkling the corridors of the guest wing with flour last thing at night to see in the morning, who had been visiting who in the small hours.

Here the view from the Hall to the Mussenden Temple.
Two more views in Workshops.

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