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I took this towards the end of my 10 mile Memory Walk. I had been pushing on a bit, keen to get to the end before the rain arrived. I only had my phone with me, but it's come out pretty well I think. A beautiful spot too.

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Highnam Court in Gloucester, UK

Shot during the Gloucestershire Motor Show June 9th 2013

found in Highnam Court Gardens - Gloucester

This car was created to order by Bob Petersen Engineering in Devon. Something so beautifully and faithfully crafted shouldn't have the handle "Replica" attached to it, but that is what it is.

 

It is a copy of the Embiricos Bentley, only one exists (In California).The Embiricos Bentley was the fastest saloon car in Britain before the war, and certainly the most stylish. Chassis number B-27-LE was a special commission by Greek gentleman motor racer and shipping magnate André Maris Embiricos. Designed by Frenchman Georges Paulin and built by Marcel Pourtout in July 1938, the magnificent aerodynamic ‘Continental’ set high-speed records and went on to race at Le Mans three times.

 

Bob Petersen and his client sourced a very tired standard Park Ward Derby Bentley saloon in need of a total rebuild. Being an MX-series example, it had the correct long gearing. Bob stripped it to a rolling chassis and then spent eight months constructing a wooden buck on which to shape the aluminium bodywork. For me as a car nut, the result is a thing of beauty.

 

This car was created to order by Bob Petersen Engineering in Devon. Something so beautifully and faithfully crafted shouldn't have the handle "Replica" attached to it, but that is what it is.

 

It is a copy of the Embiricos Bentley, only one exists (In California).The Embiricos Bentley was the fastest saloon car in Britain before the war, and certainly the most stylish. Chassis number B-27-LE was a special commission by Greek gentleman motor racer and shipping magnate André Maris Embiricos. Designed by Frenchman Georges Paulin and built by Marcel Pourtout in July 1938, the magnificent aerodynamic ‘Continental’ set high-speed records and went on to race at Le Mans three times.

 

Bob Petersen and his client sourced a very tired standard Park Ward Derby Bentley saloon in need of a total rebuild. Being an MX-series example, it had the correct long gearing. Bob stripped it to a rolling chassis and then spent eight months constructing a wooden buck on which to shape the aluminium bodywork. For me as a car nut, the result is a thing of beauty.

 

I stole a hour or so to visit the Cotswold Motor Show yesterday, which was held at Highnam Court. Surprisingly the rain held off , and I was able to lose myself amongst the wonderful display of classic machinery. The E Type Jag is my favorite classic of all, I love her clean lines, the long bonnet and most of all, her beautiful rear. :-)

Is a wonderful track off the Eagles, East of Eden album. At the Cotswold Motor Show last weekend, a Django Reinhardt tribute quartet were playing. They were amazing and it was lovely to lie back on the grass and listen for a while. This couple got up and danced to a few numbers and were totally captivating. They were experts, and completely into it, and moved as one. I do in fact, love to watch a woman dance.

Highnam Court, near Gloucester. If you have not been there, it is a hidden gem and worth a visit (or two or three!) However, it is only open on certain days of the year, and always to raise money for charity. Go to the Highnam Court website for details - www.highnamcourt.co.uk

 

© Mike Broome 2013

Rebuilt in 1658. It is one of the few houses built in the English Commonwealth period. Not as big as some, but beautifully proportioned.

 

Highnam Court, just outside Gloucester. It is privately owned, but the gardens are open on certain days throughout the year to for charitable causes. I personally think they are among the best in the country and highly recommend a visit. See www.highnamcourt.co.uk/ for details.

 

© Mike Broome 2012

Are you aware? Something out of place here?

 

Press "L", best on black.

Haven't been able to get out with the camera for a while. This is from last summer at the Cotswold Motor Show at Highnam Court.

Highnam Court is a grade I listed country house in Highnam, Gloucestershire, England constructed in the 17th century. The estate passed from the Cooke family to the Guise family and, in the mid 19th century, was purchased by a member of the Gambier-Parry family. Renovations were undertaken during the tenures of the Guise and Gambier-Parry families, with the latter also including extensive development of the grounds. The Gambier-Parry family held the estate until the late 20th century.

Highnam Court Gardens, near Gloucester. These gardens are probably one of my top three gardens in the UK. They are only open certain days throughtout the year, always to raise charity funds. Check their website for details, you will not be disappointed.

 

© Mike Broome 2014

Highnam Court Gardens, near Gloucester. These gardens are probably one of my top three gardens in the UK. They are only open certain days throughtout the year, always to raise charity funds. Check their website for details, you will not be disappointed.

 

© Mike Broome 2014

statue. Highnam Court is a grade I listed building in Highnam, Gloucestershire, England. The 17th century country house replaced the original building which was damaged in war.

One of the many fungi at Highnam Court, near Gloucester. If you have not been there, it is a hidden gem and worth a visit (or two or three!) However, it is only open on certain days of the year, and always to raise money for charity. Go to the Highnam Court website for details - www.highnamcourt.co.uk

 

© Mike Broome 2013

Taken at Highnam Court, just outside Gloucester. Highnam Court is privately owned, but the gardens are open on certain days throughout the year to for charitable causes. I personally think they are among the best in the country and highly recommend a visit. See www.highnamcourt.co.uk/ for details.

 

© Mike Broome 2012

Highnam Court Gardens, near Gloucester. These gardens are probably one of my top three gardens in the UK. They are only open certain days throughtout the year, always to raise charity funds. Check their website for details, you will not be disappointed.

 

© Mike Broome 2014

One of the many wood carvings at Highnam Court Gardens, near Gloucester. These gardens are probably one of my top three gardens in the UK. They are only open certain days throughtout the year, always to raise charity funds. Check their website for details, you will not be disappointed.

 

© Mike Broome 2014

Tall grasses at Highnam Court, near Gloucester. If you have not been there, it is a hidden gem and worth a visit (or two or three!) However, it is only open on certain days of the year, and always to raise money for charity. Go to the Highnam Court website for details - www.highnamcourt.co.uk

 

© Mike Broome 2013

The Red Bridge at Highnam Court, near Gloucester. If you have not been there, it is a hidden gem and worth a visit (or two or three!) However, it is only open on certain days of the year, and always to raise money for charity. Go to the Highnam Court website for details - www.highnamcourt.co.uk

 

© Mike Broome 2013

Nikon D700

Samyang 85mm f/1.4

I did a day's worth of trailer driving today and given expert driving lessons by Ashley who's not old enough to drive yet.

Taken at Highnam Court, just outside Gloucester. Highnam Court is privately owned, but the gardens are open on certain days throughout the year to for charitable causes. I personally think they are among the best in the country and highly recommend a visit. See www.highnamcourt.co.uk/ for details.

 

© Mike Broome 2012

Apologies for inflicting my tired image onto you all, but I feel quite pleased with myself. At the age of 56, I have just received my first ever medal! It may not be gold, but to me it might as well be. 10 miles completed in 2.75 hours, first to finish, £150 raised for The Alzheimer's Society. Job done :-)

Winter berries for the birds at Highnam Court, near Gloucester. If you have not been there, it is a hidden gem and worth a visit (or two or three!) However, it is only open on certain days of the year, and always to raise money for charity. Go to the Highnam Court website for details - www.highnamcourt.co.uk

 

© Mike Broome 2013

Taken at Highnam Court, just outside Gloucester. Highnam Court is privately owned, but the gardens are open on certain days throughout the year to for charitable causes. I personally think they are among the best in the country and highly recommend a visit. See www.highnamcourt.co.uk/ for details.

 

© Mike Broome 2012

This looked so peaceful, the swan on her nest under the sun dappled Weeping Willow. Taken at Highnam Court, just outside Gloucester. Highnam Court is privately owned, but the gardens are open on certain days throughout the year to for charitable causes. I personally think they are among the best in the country and highly recommend a visit. See www.highnamcourt.co.uk/ for details.

 

© Mike Broome 2012

Pampas grass at Highnam Court, near Gloucester. If you have not been there, it is a hidden gem and worth a visit (or two or three!) However, it is only open on certain days of the year, and always to raise money for charity. Go to the Highnam Court website for details - www.highnamcourt.co.uk

 

© Mike Broome 2013

Autumn colours at Highnam Court, near Gloucester. If you have not been there, it is a hidden gem and worth a visit (or two or three!) However, it is only open on certain days of the year, and always to raise money for charity. Go to the Highnam Court website for details - www.highnamcourt.co.uk

 

© Mike Broome 2013

A fountain at the entrance to Highnam Court in Gloucester.

 

Unfortunately I saved this at very low fidelity and lost my original. Sorry.

Highnam Court, near Gloucester, built in 1658, brought in 1838 by Thomas Gambier Parry who laid out the gardens, brought by the current owner who has totally and lovingly restored the gardens. They are large gardens, but feel intimate, certainly worth a visit, although only open on certain days through the year.

Highnam Court, Gloucester.

Highnam Court, Gloucester.

 

Unfortunately I saved this at very low fidelity and lost my original. Sorry.

In fact just one of a number of gates at Highnam Court, Gloucestershire

Taken at Highnam Court, just outside Gloucester. Highnam Court is privately owned, but the gardens are open on certain days throughout the year to for charitable causes. I personally think they are among the best in the country and highly recommend a visit. See www.highnamcourt.co.uk/ for details.

 

© Mike Broome 2012

A fountain at the entrance to Highnam Court in Gloucester.

 

Unfortunately I saved this at very low fidelity and lost my original. Sorry.

A white horse in a paddock at Highnam Court in Gloucester.

 

Unfortunately I saved this at very low fidelity and lost my original. Sorry.

Carved Heron in the Monet Garden at Highnam Court, near Gloucester.

Not very politically correct by today's standards! Detail shot of an old Bentley steering wheel.

Enduring the best of British weather on our long weekend away in Cornwall right now. Gale force winds and sideways rain. You've got to love this country! Here's one from last weekend at the Cotswold Motor Show. I'll catch up with your streams next week. Have a great weekend.

Polished to within an inch of it's life. How beautiful is that? Mind you, you'd need a wallet the same size as the tank to be able to run it!

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