Wednesday 17 July 2013

Compton Verney

We had a bit of a cultural day today as we cycled to Compton Verney. It is an independent art gallery in a grade one listed mansion, with the gardens remodelled by Capability Brown.
He designed it so that there would be beautiful views of the house from the lake, so we sat and had our picnic while we enjoyed the view from the designated position.
We sat near to a piece of art in the grounds which was called 'Empty Nest'. The idea is that visitors climb up into a human sized nest in a tree to get a birds eye view of the ground. I am pretending to flap my wings to help get into the spirit of the piece.
We also went to Chesterton Windmill which is located in the middle of a cornfield at the top of a hill with fantastic views all around.
Only cycled 42 kilometres today so didn't need an afternoon nap.

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