I have a fondness for big, beautiful houses, the kind of houses the characters in Jane Austen’s novels live in, the kind we see in the film adaptations. My dream is to one day have such a house myself where I can live as in my own version of a Jane Austen story (dreaming away here…) and where I can host grand balls, to which you shall all obviously be invited!
So yes, I quite like these kind of houses. And so when the opportunity of visiting one came up last week I was rather pleased. 🙂
Sweden has its fair share of grand houses, and the region of Sweden where I live (Sörmland) is particularly rich in them! Which obviously I am happy about.
My mum and I had read in the newspaper about an exhibition which was to be shown at Nynäs slott, a grand estate about 1 ½ from where I live. This exhibition was on historic fashion, showing clothes from the very beginning of the 19th century. This sounded very interesting we though and decided to go there on the day they opened it, as the lady who had put it all together would also be there that day and talk about it. So that’s what we did.
The exhibition was lovely! The clothes on display ranged from about 1890 till 1915, and many had that Downton Abbey/Titanic look to them, which was great since that’s a new favorite era of mine! Most of the clothes had belonged to one and the same lady, and we got to hear about her and her life (and her clothes too obviously). It was very interesting and I loved seeing all the clothes! Unfortunately you were not allowed to take any pictures of them, which was a pity. There was one gorgeous black dress from 1900 which I particularly liked and would have loved to show you.
After finishing with the exhibition we spent some time just roaming around the gardens and grounds of this beautiful estate, had lunch in the conservatory, climbed a nearby hill to a little fort my brother Aron had spotted there and which we naturally had to visit. The view from there was quite spectacualr.
Even the barns were pretty! They had some of the prettiest details (windows especially) I’ve ever seen on a barn!
All in all it was a lovely day out, and I just thought I’d share a with you few of the pictures I took that day. Hope you enjoyed them. 🙂