Saturday, 15 January 2011

Worthy of admiration

Isle of Bute, Scotland

Like its creator, the 3rd Marquess of Bute, this sandstone palace is profoundly 
inspired by history, astrology, art and mythology.

The ever enchanting Lucinda Lambton conducts a tour of the astonishing
Victorian Gothic palace Mount Stuart.

Now playing: Aztec Camera - All I Need Is Everything


Jamie Herzlinger said...

Absolutely stunning! Beautiful post! Thank you for always bringing such beauty to all!
Jamie Herzlinger

The Ornamentalist said...

wonderful! i love these revival fantasy buildings and i wish i could work on one. and/or live in one!

Pigtown-Design said...

didn't he also build cardiff castle? looks like the same vintage and there's marquess of bute stuff scattered all over cardiff

columnist said...

It is an extraordinary house in the neo-Gothic style so favoured by the Victorians. I went to a "Blue & Gold" Ball there more than 25 years ago, held in the Marble Hall. The next day we had a picnic on the beach, (rather rocky, as I recall), and a swim in the extraordinary swimming pool. I must go and see if I can find some photos of the occasion; I wore a gold lame bow tie and matching cummerbund, so must have looked a right plonker!

Toby Worthington said...

Wonderful! And what a pleasure being given a tour by
Lucinda Lambton, an unabashed romantic with an
expressive way of speaking that is the antithesis of
the dry voices that generally accompany such pieces.

Mosaicista Appassionata said...

The pantone or honeysuckle colours of the sofa and the carpet makes this classic ostentatious and fabulous building very in vogue right now...

HOBAC said...

PD - in the 18th Century there is a Windsor (not to be confused with the House of Windsor)/Herbert (Earls of Pembroke) marriage that brought vast Welsh holdings to the Stuart family.