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Waddesdon Manor by SuperSnappz Waddesdon Manor by SuperSnappz
Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire, England

Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild (1839-1898) bought the Waddesdon Estate - originally nothing but farmland - in 1874. He wanted a country retreat built in the style of a Loire châteaux and soon engaged the French architect Gabriel-Hippolyte Destailleur. The foundation stone was laid in 1877. The completion of the Bachelors' Wing in 1880 and the main part of the house in 1883 were celebrated with house parties of twenty guests.

Waddesdon was created as a place to entertain guests at Ferdinand's famous 'Saturday to Monday' house parties. They enjoyed all the modern comforts of running water, central heating and electricity. Ferdinand's guests included figures from the social circle around the Prince of Wales, politics, and culture.

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RainbowFay Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice photo shot.^^
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Stroody Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Brilliant !
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SuperSnappz Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Bob.
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SuperSnappz Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks
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Wow, great image!
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SuperSnappz Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It was a fantastic building, it was only a shame that I did not get a decent pic from the front. The sun was to harsh
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This angle looks great!
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:iconaberlioness:
Was there earlier this year myself and bumped into the Baron de Rothschild himself! It's an amazing manor house especially as it's very much out of character for Bucks! (I'm Bucks born and bred, so I should know!) Lovely shot btw :)
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