Which Way To the Palace: Blenheim Palace

by socadmin on October 25, 2012

While visiting the London Design Festival in September I took a side trip to Oxford, to visit a dear friend. We went to see the ancestral home of Winston Churchill, Blenheim Palace, home to the 11th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and birthplace, literally, of little Winston himself.  Blenheim Palace has countless rooms and unimaginable furnishings and gardens all sitting on 2000 manicured acres. The museum was the modern architecture of the day, circa 1705, and beneath the tapestries and paintings there were indeed some clean lines and elegant unadorned moldings. I love these places that speak of slow careful building. They make modern architecture seem like fast food. But I also have a love for a good misplaced, or ill-conceived sign. In the context of the palace this was a beauty.

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