A Very Grand Entrance……


A Very Grand Entrance…..

The Marble Hall is the grand entrance to Holkham Hall in Norfolk.  A domed roof , a flowing staircase and a row of majestic columns, the later being of pink Derbyshire Alabaster with matching panelling.

The grand piano is dwarfed by these magnificent surroundings, but perhaps gives you a clue to the size of this entrance to Holkham Hall

It is some years since I was invited to photograph the Hall, a day when no visitors were permitted, so it was both a privilege and a thrill to have free access to all areas.

Holkham Hall has welcomed visitors for many years.  In more recent times those visitor numbers have been swelled by Wedding Parties.  I was thrilled to walk through the Marble Hall, up the stairs and through the doors at the top into yet another grand room…  so imagine the even bigger thrill for a Bride, in a flowing White Gown, her procession up those stairs, with Bridesmaids and entourage following in her wake.  It would certainly make a special day even more special.

No matter how grand or humble your surrounds are today, and as always….

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

13th August

(C) David Oakes 2021

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