Week 2 favorites ~ Hardwick Hall ~ "more glass than wall!" This house was a place of complete sensory overload for me ~ from climbing up onto the roof to see the magnificent vistas to losing myself in room after room of textiles. I have very few photographs from Hardwick, partly because I was so distracted, and partly because the interior light levels are kept extremely low in order to protect the textiles. But, for more about Hardwick see Anne's guest post from last year, and these two publications:
* The Embroideries at Hardwick Hall (pure eye candy)
* Bess of Hardwick
Also, while I (madly!) lugged home all of the guide books for the houses we visited, you might be interested to know that you can order them through The History Press (they will ship internationally).