Hot outside, cool inside & slow drift of people through a stately home – time to take in the crewel embroidery and finer detail of some of the thousands of curiosities on display.
Still hot and humid here – apparently its reached 34 degrees (93f) on the coast in Lincs in the past few days. Thunderstorm forecast at midnight sounds like good news.
Art installation running at Blickling Hall until October, relating to a five year conservation project for 12k rare and fragile books in the library there. Also highlighting the importance of – and threat – to books in the modern world as they are being made redundant by technology.
Apparently, old maps are now frequently discarded as they are being replaced by the accuracy of satellite mapping.
Ornate fire irons, Blickling Hall, Norfolk. If that’s silver, it would be a job to polish it….