Himley Hall – Dudley – Photos

Himley Hall

Himley Hall

I visited Himley Hall by accident – I was on my way somewhere else and noticed the signs so I dropped in and had a wonderful morning looking around.  The magnolia trees surrounding the hall were absolutely magnificent.  They were in full bloom and really stunning.

The hall is 18th century and it is set in 180 acres of parkland designed by Capability Brown.  Obviously I didn’t get to explore all of it!  It used to be home to the Earls of Dudley but now is used for weddings and special events.  There were a couple of exhibitions on the day that I visited and they were really interesting.




Winter birdlife

Winter birdlife

Himley Hall Art Exhibitions

The first exhibition that I came across was the wildlife art of David Spencer.  This bird was beautifully represented – almost ready to fly off the canvas.  David is based in Staffordshire but his works cover wildlife from all over the world.

Ladybird by David Spencer

Ladybird by David Spencer

This ladybird makes a beautiful picture – this is the sort of content that would look great in a quilt.

It was behind glass so I apologise for the reflection of myself taking the photo.

Sydney Opera House in lego

Sydney Opera House in lego

Lego Exhibition

Lego was something that my children never really played with much.  However this exhibition definitely changed my view of lego projects.  I would never have dreamed that something so intricate could be made from lego bricks.

Yoda in lego

Yoda in lego

Yoda was even more striking.  What a beautifully made project.  There were quite a few Star Wars projects on display and the intricacy was really impressive.

Still waters run deep

Still waters run deep

Outside Himley Hall

The parkland was magnificent and I’m sure I’ll be going back to Himley Hall for longer walks.  On this occasion I restricted myself to a walk round the lake.

What struck me about this little inlet was how still the water was.  The reflection of the trees was crystal clear.  Once again my thoughts turned to quilts – what a lovely landscape quilt this would make.  One day when time allows ….

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Rose