Well actually, it’s a recreation of that first shot – I can’t find the original! This was taken in 2011 at a Camberley Society outing to the Vyne, near Basingstoke and this week I will be sharing some more views of this National Trust property.
If you haven’t been for a long while, prepared to be bemused – the car-park, which many years ago was just in front of the house, is now quite a good trot away and you don’t go in via the extraordinary conservatory/long gallery but through the front door – like normal people!
In fact, what is now the front entrance was originally round the back. The house, when first built and visited by Henry VIII (if I’ve remembered correctly) was approached over the river and this frontage would have been the welcoming one. Only of course, the columns weren’t there then. Confused yet? Proper details from http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/vyne/