|A cute house with a matching cloud|
|The Archway from the famous scene in Princess Bride|
After going to Haddon Hall we made it to Hardwick Hall which was so amazing! First we were able to see the original house and the remains of it which were so cool. To put it in perspective it was like Stone Henge on steroids.
|Old Hardwick Hall|
After seeing the older portion we went on to the newer building that has been restored. If you look at the detailing on Hardwick Hall you will notice the initials of ES and that stands for Elizabeth Shrewsbury who lived on the estate and thought highly of herself. I really enjoyed looking inside this house. There was so many interesting elements. One that was really unique was the floor which was an exact replica of what Elizabeth would have originally had in the house. It was a woven carpet of the reeds from the pond which I think is fascinating it shows that inspiration can come from anywhere and that an item that most people consider to be nothing can be made into anything. To me that is what designing is all about.