Sunday, 11 August 2019

William Morris Tour Part Two

Welcome back to some more highlights of our William Morris in Adelaide tour from this past week. On day four we enjoyed the splendour of some more Morris & Co stained glass and then visited the David Roche Foundation Museum before lunch. They currently have a special display in the museum attached to the house where some of David Roche's Russian collection is on display. It is well worth a visit - Triumph and Tragedy, Catherine: the Romanovs and Faberge. I never tire of hearing the stories of David Roche's search for that one item he just had to have including a dinner service belonging to Catherine the Great, a pair of Russian chairs where you will find the remaining pair in the Hermitage Museum St Petersburg, Napoleon Bonaparte's own gun etc, etc. Here are a few images from the house and that special exhibition.......











Then the heavens opened on day five and I had to make some quick thinking changes for safety's sake! Some brave souls visited Hahndorf and others stayed in the safety and warmth by enjoying a movie before our magnificent lunch at Auchendarroch House......and to see more Morris & Co of course! It was nice to be in the ballroom this time surrounded by the original wallpaper.......


 I had recently made the Wallis family a gift of cushions reflecting the Granada design from Morris & Co that is also the logo of Achendarroch, so it was lovely to see them displayed in pride of place in the house.......

 But what an unpleasant battle it was as we got a drenching on our walk back to the coach to travel to our next destination.......
The group were simply the best and the hotel staff were amazing with the friendliest of staff with wonderful breakfast each morning.....so thankyou one and all for coming along on this journey x


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the updates on the latest tour, you certainly know all the places to see beautiful legacies of William and May, how lucky we are to have them here to enjoy. Pity about the weather but I'm sure it didn't affect the pleasure and enjoyment of the tours. Take care, love from Jean 😍

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