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After Cliveden, we drove to nearby Hughenden Manor, once owned and lived in by Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli.   Although not as externally grandiose as Cliveden, Hughenden had some fabulous interiors and fascinating history. Visitors to the Manor included Queen Victoria and George VI. I was especially taken with the library, which reminded me of my father’s library. The figure of Mr Disraeli provided some neat compositions against the backdrop of his books, and it was amazing to think that here was the desk where he sat and worked. Below the house in the basement was essentially a wartime bunker, with an operations room to plan bombing raids during the Second World War, as well as a cosy lounge and a wine cellar.   Some of the images were captured with either the Tokina 11-16mm F/2.8 or the Nikkor 50mm F/1.8G, but the rest were captured with my phone, the Nokia N8,  and then rendered in black and white.   I hope you like the images below and perhaps make your own visit to Hughenden and even join the National Trust.  We are grateful to all the kind and informative volunteers who made our visit so interesting.

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After Cliveden, we drove to nearby Hughenden Manor, once owned and lived in by Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli.

 

Although not as externally grandiose as Cliveden, Hughenden had some fabulous interiors and fascinating history. Visitors to the Manor included Queen Victoria and George VI. I was especially taken with the library, which reminded me of my father’s library. The figure of Mr Disraeli provided some neat compositions against the backdrop of his books, and it was amazing to think that here was the desk where he sat and worked. Below the house in the basement was essentially a wartime bunker, with an operations room to plan bombing raids during the Second World War, as well as a cosy lounge and a wine cellar.

 

Some of the images were captured with either the Tokina 11-16mm F/2.8 or the Nikkor 50mm F/1.8G, but the rest were captured with my phone, the Nokia N8,  and then rendered in black and white.

 

I hope you like the images below and perhaps make your own visit to Hughenden and even join the National Trust.  We are grateful to all the kind and informative volunteers who made our visit so interesting.

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The dining room.
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The dining room.

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The magnificent Library.
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The magnificent Library.

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The desk where Disraeli sat and worked!
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The desk where Disraeli sat and worked!

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The basement/bunker below.
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The basement/bunker below.

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Magnifier looking at an aerial photograph of a bombing target.
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Magnifier looking at an aerial photograph of a bombing target.

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Nicholas WitherickMay 14, 2013 08:44 AM

as House Manager of hughenden manor, I was delighted to receive this email and link to these amazing photographs. Its an honour to work at such an amazing place but its even more impressive to see such photographs taken in so many different forms. I'm really glad you enjoyed your visit and thank you for interest.

AlphaWhiskeyMay 14, 2013 10:30 AM

Thank you so much Nicholas! It was a most enjoyable visit! :)

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