Friday, 27 November 2015

Five On Friday

Taking five to admire a fountain...

This is the Emperor Fountain at Chatsworth House.  You can read more about it here.  It really is quite the most amazing fountain that I have ever seen.  I was captivated by it.  As you can tell by the number of photos no doubt!

As much as I would like to say that I only spent five minutes looking at and photographing the fountain I can't.  It was much longer than that!

These two pictures - above and below - were taken just moments apart.  I haven't done anything to the pictures, it is the sky and the light that has changed.  That is all.

If you get the chance to see and gaze upon this fountain it is well worth taking five minutes to look at it and contemplate what you see.

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  1. What a great fountain! I could spend hours there... and I like to see the play of wind and water.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Have a nice weekend

  2. My daughter loved going to Chatsworth house, she said the garden were incredibly impressive and now I see what she meant x

  3. I do love a nice fountain! I have really enjoyed your Chatsworth posts; it's definitely gone on my list of places to visit. Have a great weekend, Amy. xx

  4. Its an amazing feat of engineering, its just water powered and gravity fed, I thought it was amazing when I saw it some years back.

  5. That is magnificent Amy,your pictures are lovely. It reminds me of the water feature on Lake Geneva, I just sat and stared at it for ages, there is something about moving water that is captivating. Thank you for hosting lovely xx

  6. When we visited Chatsworth a few years ago, we also spent more than 5 minutes watching it! :o)

  7. It certainly is an impressive fountain, I can see why you would want to spend time looking at it. Thank you for hosting Five on Friday, have a great weekend.

  8. Lovely photos. I think the last but one is my favourite - a very clever shot.

  9. I have been loving your blog posts all week. I feel as if I have been on holiday to lots of stately homes...heaven. The fountains at Chatsworth are fabulous. I haven't visited for years but I can see the Peak District needs to be added to my holiday list. Have a great weekend. B x

  10. Fabulous, it's not just the fountain itself which is impressive, it's the engineering. Chatsworth has moved right up my must visit list since reading your recent posts.

  11. Wishing you a wonderful Friday, love the fountain photos.

  12. Beautiful!!
    Did you get sprayed? hahaha!
    Have a great weekend Amy...
    Linda :o)

  13. This post makes me wish for summer. You are a wonderful photographer Amy and I love how you pair photography with history. Lovely...have a great weekend. Beckie

  14. Lovely photos of the fountain Amy. It is so impressive. Have a great weekend. Joan at

  15. I love Chatsworth, and wondered if that's where it was as I scrolled down! I was captivated by the sculpture that opens and water gushes out (its name escapes me right now) - hope you had a fab visit, thanks for hosting

  16. It's certainly some fountain, especially with that height. You keep whetting my appetite to see Chatsworth you naughty girl. Have a lovely weekend and take care.

  17. The fountain is magnificent isn't it? Chatsworth is the most amazing place, we stopped off there when moving my daughter back from uni for the summer hols a couple of years ago and I've been itching to go back ever since. Have a fab weekend Amy xx

  18. Thanks again for hosting, Amy! The fountain is amazing and not surprising that you spent more than five minutes admiring and photographing it! Wonderful pictures!
    Happy weekend!

  19. What lovely photos. I like fountains too.

    I can tell we don't live nearby, as we've got snow around us these days.

    Wishing you a beautiful weekend, Amy!

  20. Wow, what a fantastic fountain, Amy. And we could expect no less from such a place as Chatsworth House! Happy weekend xxx

  21. Very impressive ! It's the same here in some french castles' gardens ... it's always a real show .. have a great weekend !

  22. Wow, Amy! That fountain is mesmerising! I would probably sit watching it for hours. Love your photos! Xxx

  23. Happy Friday my friend. Enjoy the weekend. Jo x

  24. Such an elegant fountain from all angles, I've enjoyed your photos. Have a lovely weekend:)

  25. It's a beautiful fountain Amy I saw it when I visited Chatsworth house earlier in the year, it was pouring with rain at the time but I had to get out there and take some photo's too, the whole garden is amazing. Have a great weekend. :) xx

  26. You are so right to admire this fountain, it looks amazing and mesmerizing !!
    And the whole setting looks so beautiful too...
    Love from Mirjam.

  27. Lovely photos, Amy. Have a happy weekend.

  28. That is an amazing fountain I have to say. Hopefully one day I will get to see it, thanks for sharing xx

  29. Hi Amy, lovely photos! Amazing the changes, from minute to minute! Hope you have a great week! Barbara xx


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