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17 July 2013 @ 11:55 am
National Trust Images  
Sometimes (as you know, Bob) I daydream about writing historical fiction, and sometimes that involves reading about old houses. When that happens, inevitably it turns out that some of the houses I'm reading about are owned and maintained by the National Trust (UK), and so sometimes I look those houses up on the National Trust website.

What I only recently realized is that they also have a whole site for images:

http://www.nationaltrustimages.org.uk/

And they're organized by keyword, so you can look up a specific property - but you could also search, say, "16th," and get back pages upon pages of details of 16th-c architecture: paneling, plasterwork, ceiling decorations, all sorts of things. It's actually a bit overwhelming, but I've been having fun with it, and think it could be a good resource - especially if you, like me, have difficulty with imagining what things looked like.
 
 
 
Spackle: sg-1: Daniel's excited!spacklegeek on July 17th, 2013 05:35 pm (UTC)
*flails*

THIS IS THE BEST THING EVER.
tempestsarekind: ten is a bookwormtempestsarekind on July 18th, 2013 03:29 am (UTC)
Isn't it great? I can't believe I didn't know about it before.
La Reine Noire: Bridge of Sighslareinenoire on July 17th, 2013 08:40 pm (UTC)
OMG SO COOL. SO VERY, VERY COOL.

I am bookmarking this and consulting it regularly!
tempestsarekind: london flower of cities alltempestsarekind on July 18th, 2013 03:31 am (UTC)
I KNOW. I just kind of stumbled across it, and then fell down the rabbit-hole of detail...
Magistrix Texan: Londonerstwhiletexan on July 19th, 2013 01:41 am (UTC)
OH MY GOD THAT IS AMAZING
tempestsarekindtempestsarekind on July 19th, 2013 06:05 pm (UTC)
Isn't it just? I'm a little annoyed that I didn't know about it before, but better late than never!
Enlevéenleve on July 19th, 2013 03:16 pm (UTC)
Neat! Even more interesting to me are the pictures of the gardens.
tempestsarekind: elizabethtempestsarekind on July 19th, 2013 06:11 pm (UTC)
Yes, they're very cool too! I'm not sure how authentic they are to specific periods, but they're very pretty!
tempestsarekind: elizabethtempestsarekind on July 19th, 2013 06:12 pm (UTC)
Yes, they're very cool too! I'm not sure how authentic they are to specific periods, but they're very pretty.