Wednesday, 27 April 2011

An exile's garden

Part of William Beckford's exile was spent at the Quinta de Monserrate in the hills of Sintra, Portugal. Here, too, he left his mark. The waterfall and Vathek's arch (above) are present day reminders of his brief tenancy (1793-1799).

Now playing: Cocteau Twins - Pearly Dew Drops Drops


Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

How very splendid that this should remain. A reminder of an extraordinary man in, so to speak, a foreign field!

Christina @ Fashion's Most Wanted said...

It's beautiful xx