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digit

Thanks for the virtual visit. It's like the antiverse version of Downton Abbey. ;)

 

People's compulsion for collection is certainly nothing new--but that's no secret to this membership. :)

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

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Bobby Rico
54 minutes ago, digit said:

antiverse version of Downton Abbey. ;)

A very fitting way to describe Calke Abbey. Thank you .

 

Bobby

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Max-fossils

I saw a lot of gorgeous fossil shells, and that made my day. I'm easy to please :P 

Thanks for sharing Bobby! I'll have to visit it if I'm ever in the area.

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Bobby Rico
1 minute ago, Max-fossils said:

I saw a lot of gorgeous fossil shells, and that made my day. I'm easy to please :P 

Thanks for sharing Bobby! I'll have to visit it if I'm ever in the area.

If you’re are ever here it is worth a look and Mrs R and I will happily show you around. Thank you Bobby :dinothumb:

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Max-fossils
Just now, Bobby Rico said:

If you’re are ever here it is worth a look and Mrs R and I will happily show you around. Thank you Bobby :dinothumb:

Thanks, that's very kind, I'll let you know when I'm around!

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caldigger

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A shower stall, how so very civilized of them!

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10 minutes ago, caldigger said:

shower stall, how so very civilized they were!

Funny because they was still using this up to 1985. I think the help would fill the tank with warm water for their morning ablutions. :D

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Bobby Rico

Not the best picture but rare taxidermy albino crow.

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Tidgy's Dad

Very interesting, Bobby, i love these old country houses and the treasures they contain. :)

i'd like to help sort out their fossil collection for them as well. 

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Bobby Rico
3 minutes ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

Very interesting, Bobby, i love these old country houses and the treasures they contain. :)

i'd like to help sort out their fossil collection for them as well. 

Yes me too. They had other glass cabinets with fossils in but the light was not good enough to take photos with my phone.  Thanks mate if people don’t mind I will add more photos tomorrow of the house. 

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Tidgy's Dad
2 minutes ago, Bobby Rico said:

Yes me too. They had other glass cabinets with fossils in but the light was not good enough to take photos with my phone.  Thanks mate if people don’t mind I will add more photos tomorrow of the house. 

Please do. :)

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crabfossilsteve

In addition to the natural history collection, I really liked many of your photographs of the interior.  The lighting and compostion were very cool.  The atmosphere of this old building is cool and the way some things were left as they were.  Unfortunate its so expensive to bring it back.  Thanks for the trip thru time. 

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Bobby Rico
1 hour ago, crabfossilsteve said:

In addition to the natural history collection, I really liked many of your photographs of the interior.  The lighting and compostion were very cool.  The atmosphere of this old building is cool and the way some things were left as they were.  Unfortunate its so expensive to bring it back.  Thanks for the trip thru time. 

Thank you very much and I could not agree with you more . iPhone camera are really quite good I surprised myself. Just a couple more that Mrs R took . Cheers Bobby 

 

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jpc

Wow.  Building like this are one of the reasons my wife and I watch many BBC TV series.  Incredible architecture. 

 

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Bobby Rico
9 minutes ago, jpc said:

Wow.  Building like this are one of the reasons my wife and I watch many BBC TV series.  Incredible architecture. 

 

Yes we are lucky in the UK . Our friend from Brooklyn comes to the UK once a year just to visit the our stately homes.  It also would be fantastic fun as Adam said to get into the fossil collection and sort it out . Their is some really nice specimens under the mess . Cheers Bobby 

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Bobby Rico

This one is in the fern house . I love the wall in the background.

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Bobby Rico

And finely some beautiful weathered stone.

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A couple more pictures I just found. Mrs R really likes the old photos on the wall.

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Look at her very stern face , lovely photograph,

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digit

Wow! Looking at that stern face every morning would really get the kids to finish their porridge without complaining. :P

 

I love really old houses packed with memorabilia from a bygone era. It's kind of like a very fresh archaeological site. Love the photos--keep 'em coming.

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

 

 

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Bobby Rico
4 hours ago, digit said:

I love really old houses packed with memorabilia from a bygone era. It's kind of like a very fresh archaeological site.

Ken I really like your descriptions of Calke Abbey . It is an really interesting place and it’s  a testament to an eccentric collector, probably why this thread got good feedback. A couple of more pictures as requested.

 

Cheers Bobby 

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digit
3 hours ago, Bobby Rico said:

eccentric collector

Never heard of such a thing! Here on the forum? Perish the thought... :P

 

(Yup, I think we can all relate to collections that tend to rule our lives.) ;)

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

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