It’s a long weekend here in the UK and a festival of speed at Blenheim, our palace next door.
We thought it would be loads of fun to drive our his and her’s TVRs to the festival.
But we decided to make a test run to the palace first because Robert has made some modifications to my TVR engine and wanted to test it out, and also, our season’s passes have run out and we didn;t want to be stuck in line waiting to renew them on Sunday.
So we hopped in my TVR and Robert drove it out to Blenheim listening to the engine.
We drove thru winding little streets and sleepy little Cotswold villages. It’s a beautiful drive.
And arrived at Blenheim just in time for lunch and just a few minutes before a rain shower.
So we plonked the roof panels back on, locked the car, sprinted to the palace and had some lunch.
We stayed inside the palace until the rain shower passed and then went for a walk in the grounds.
Here are the upper terrace water gardens.
And the lower terrace water gardens.
Here’s one wing of Blenheim Palace from the bottom of the water gardens.
I wanted to see the roses and so we walked out thru the Capability Brown landscape to the rose garden.
Autumn is definitely on the way.
But the wildflowers are still doing well. It’s been a damp summer.
The roses are fantastic.
Here at the rose garden, there are only about six varieties growing but in large masses, so the effect is stunning.
From the rose garden, we walked back to the palace and went inside.
I love the eyes above the entrance and often forget to look up to see them. This time I walked back outside because I remembered too late.
Actually, looking up in Blenheim is a great idea. Many of the rooms have beautiful painted ceilings.
So we had our ususal walk thru of the house…
And ended up in the great library.
I really love this library. Wish I had permission to pull out and look at all the books.
Then a quick stop in the gift shop.
I resisted all the temptations. (How good am I?)
A last little look around…
And I drove the TVR home.
Love the new engine modifications.
Thank you so much Robbie.
Blenheim Festival of Speed is up next.