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  • 2016.01.29 Friday
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BLENHEIM PALACE (2)

Blenheim Palace, near Oxford, stands in a romantic park created by the famous landscape gardener 'Capability' Brown. It was presented by the English nation to John Churchill, first Duke of Marlborough, in recognition of his victory in 1704 over French and Bavarian troops. Built between 1705 and 1722 and characterized by an eclectic style and a return to national roots, it is a perfect example of an 18th-century princely dwelling.
    

    
Designed in the rare, and short-lived, English Baroque style, architectural appreciation of the palace is as divided today as it was in the 1720s. It is unique in its combined usage as a family home, mausoleum and national monument. The palace is also notable as the birthplace and ancestral home of Sir Winston Churchill.

The building of the palace was a minefield of political intrigue by Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough. Following the palace's completion, it became the home of the Churchill family for the next 300 years, and various members of the family have in that period wrought various changes, in the interiors, park and gardens. At the end of the 19th century, the palace was saved from ruin by funds gained from the 9th Duke of Marlborough's marriage to American railroad heiress Consuelo Vanderbilt. The exterior of the palace remains in good repair.


    

    
This painting of eyes are said to be those of the wife of the 9th Duke of Marlborough, Gladys.

    

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                                                 Fresco!

      

     
                      Churchill, were you born in this room?

     

     
     There were so many beautiful paintings!Time was quite limited though..

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                 Tapestries depicting various scenes from wars

     
                                     Christmas decoration!

     

     


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                                            Queen Anne

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                                       the Long Library

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                                                 Palace organ

ここの入場料も高かった。。1年間有効と言われたけど、見学した日から数えて7日間以内にインターネットで手続きしないといけないので旅行中のためパーになりました。

mny

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