United Kingdom Part Seven: Brideshead
Nearly forty years ago, the second best thing* I ever saw on television was produced. If you have never seen the original series of Brideshead Revisited, taken from the novel by Evelyn Waugh, you really must look into it. Trust me.
The day we went to Oxford, our tour guide pointed out Hertford College, where Sebastian and Charles were students initially and then took us on a detailed tour of Christ Church College, where additional filming for the series was done. It was a long day -- we'd spent hours at the Ashmolean before wandering around the University, and when we got back on the
bus coach, all we wanted to do was sleep, which we did, dozing peacefully to his reading of Chapter One of the book.
|Castle Howard, where much of the filming was done.|
|Another view of Castle Howard, aka Brideshead Castle.|
|One area was dedicated to the series and the different production of a film that was made later, |
with explanations about the productions.
This photo is about the film, not the fabulous original series.
|Of course, there was shopping available. In addition to the gift shop(s), I liked this produce stall.|
|I don't believe that these stands are there every day, judging by the appearance of the lawn. There must have been something special going on the day that we visited.|
|I didn't get to hear them sing, but I did like them.|
|This gorgeousness was at the garden center on the property.|
|Joe Stevens visits Brideshead Castle, which most people call Castle Howard.|
*Well, of course I'll tell you what the best thing I ever saw on television. It's The Duchess of Duke Street, Masterpiece Theatre, mid-seventies, two stellar seasons.