Comment, Like, & Favorite
Spring At Leeds Castle
Mark E Tisdale
Photograph - Digital Art
Leeds Castle is one of those places I dream of seeing again. There's just something about the serenity of the English Countryside that speaks to me and makes me understand why these were the types of locations that the great English landscape painters frequented.
Leeds Castle itself is quite historic, dating back to 1119 and coming into the hands of King Edward I in 1278. In the intervening years it passed out of the royal family, and the castle we see today is pretty much the product on a 19th century renovation to create a Tudor style castle. A 19th century re-imagining seems to be terribly common with many of these old paaces and it seems they always chose a sort of fantasy of the past when they did it, but the result is like something from a Fairy Tale isn't it?
Textured to create a painterly feeling that I felt was reminiscent of those old English landscape painters and compliments a Fairy Tale style castle.
July 31st, 2012
Viewed 128 Times - Last Visitor from Palo Alto, CA on 08/19/2014 at 6:41 PM
copy and paste to your website / blog - preview