Saturday, August 5, 2017

Gardener's House


"Kylemore Abbey Head Gardener‘s House sits in a prominent position overlooking the Garden where in times past it gave it’s occupier a perfect view over both the garden and the workers. Unlike the other garden buildings and glasshouses the main structure of the house remained intact and indeed it was home to many guests of the nuns over the years. These guests included a local family who lived there for a while after their own home had been destroyed by fire in the 1970s and the famous German travel writer, A.E. Johann, who used it as a base when he wrote his classic travel guide to Ireland in the 1950s ‘Home of the Rainbows’.The house has been lovingly restored to give a glimpse into the lifestyle of the Head Gardener and his privileged position in Victorian society" (www.kylemoreabbey.com).

12 comments:

  1. ...nice to hear that gardening was important in the Victorian Age.

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  2. Hermosas vistas desde la ventana donde el jardinero puede recrearse en su obra

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  3. What a view to have while you're writing!

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  4. What a view of their own handiwork!

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  5. A lovely view and a writer's paradise.

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  6. Oh my yes, this is exactly what the writer, dreamer, and myself really am begging to write by!

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  7. Just fabulous ...
    I would love to sit there with that view.

    All the best Jan

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  8. Here will arise wise ideas and thoughts.

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  9. What a nice place and what a great view,
    A place for inspiration.

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