I enjoy visiting houses, gardens and buildings of many architectural styles.
While reading the index of ‘England’s 1000 best houses’ I realised just quite how many houses on Simon’s list I had already visited; but how many more there are worthy of visiting.
I have taken 1000s of pictures of the places I visit.
In an attempt to remember where we’ve been and capture some of the memories and inspiration of the day, I’ve started recording the trips & my itineraries in this diary.
My favourite house to date: Wilton House
What started as architecture journey has over the last decade developed organically into a deep appreciation also (perhaps more so) of the natural world and gardens; how they compliment and often elevate the architecture of the building that they surround.
“You open the gate to a garden as you would open the first page of a new book, with the hope of living a moment of happiness in the discovery of a place, a story a human adventure, a time to dream, away from the bustle of everyday life, dream and escape……a moment outside of time” – THIERRY & MONIQUE DRONET.
You can follow by everyday travels on instagram @visitinghousesandgardens
You can find my favourite pictures on Tumblr