In my previous post, I mentioned my first visit to Ripley castle and its grounds. This time, things were rather different: It wasn't cold, we weren't wearing our padded winter coats, and we were not going inside.
On the lawn in front of the castle, a wedding party was gathering, champagne glasses in hand. The ladies in their high heels looked a bit unstable on the soft ground, and some had unwisely chosen to expose a lot more of their shoulders, massive upper arms and cleavages than you'd ever want to see. Most of them were rather elegantly dressed, though, and anyway - it's just me being shallow again.
We were not really interested in the wedding party but had of course come to walk around the grounds and gardens, and that we did.
A cow with super powers - this one can walk on the water:
This charming structure now houses the offices from where the estate of Ripley castle is managed. Not a bad place to work, is it?
The two pictures above don't fully do the beauty of this wildflower meadow justice. This was my favourite part of the walled gardens.
A family who has a squirrel and a starfish in their coat of arms - how can you not like them instantly?
Inside the greenhouse:
Are you still with me? My next post will show the grounds outside the walled gardens.