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UK - Oxon - Blenheim entrance | by Darrell Godliman
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UK - Oxon - Blenheim entrance

...and this is just the entrance. Blenheim Palace is quite possibly the grandest of all the English Country Houses, certainly of those I've been too.

 

From Wikipedia "The solid and huge entrance portico on the north front resembles more the entrance to a pantheon than a family home. Vanbrugh also liked to employ what he called his "castle air", which he achieved by placing a low tower at each corner of the central block and crowning the towers with vast belvederes of massed stone, decorated with curious finials (disguising the chimneys). Coincidentally these towers which hint at the pylons of an Egyptian temple further add to the heroic pantheonesque atmosphere of the building."

  

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Taken on March 7, 2010