Stourhead - near Mere, Wiltshire, England. The 1,072-hectare estate has gardens designed by Henry Hoare II laid out between 1741 and 1780 in a classical 18th-century design. As a collector of art – one of Henry's pieces was Nicolas Poussin's Aeneas at Delos, which is thought to have inspired the pictorial design of the gardens and passages telling of Aeneas's journey are quoted in the temples surrounding the lake. Many of the temples are inspired by scenes of the Grand Tour of Europe.
Whilst on the way through Chatsworth Park one autumn afternoon I noticed a lovely warm haze surrounding the village of Edensor and captured the view towards the church from beneath the trees overlooking Chatsworth House. From £7
THAILAND Sukhothai Monk venerates the gold-leaf covered hand of the Phra Achana Buddha inside a mondop (altar pavilion) at Wat Si Chum (Temple Of The Bodhi Tree). Teamed with Glorious Thai Carrot Soup.@GloriousFoods
#Kinkaku-ji Temple 金閣寺- The "Golden Pavillion" is one of Kyoto's best-known attractions, and is listed on the UNESCO World Culture Heritage list. Kinkakuji was originally built in 1397 as a villa for #Ashikaga #Yoshimitsu (1358-1408), third Ashikaga Shogun. It was composed of several buildings, including a replica of the imperial palace's Shishin-den Hall. National treasure