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DANISH FURNITURE DUMBO. DANISH FURNITURE


DANISH FURNITURE DUMBO. STAR FURNITURE OUTLET IN. WOOD FURNITURE CT.



Danish Furniture Dumbo





danish furniture dumbo






    furniture
  • Furniture + 2 is the most recent EP released by American post-hardcore band Fugazi. It was recorded in January and February 2001, the same time that the band was recording their last album, The Argument, and released in October 2001 on 7" and on CD.

  • Furniture is the mass noun for the movable objects ('mobile' in Latin languages) intended to support various human activities such as seating and sleeping in beds, to hold objects at a convenient height for work using horizontal surfaces above the ground, or to store things.

  • A person's habitual attitude, outlook, and way of thinking

  • furnishings that make a room or other area ready for occupancy; "they had too much furniture for the small apartment"; "there was only one piece of furniture in the room"

  • Large movable equipment, such as tables and chairs, used to make a house, office, or other space suitable for living or working

  • Small accessories or fittings for a particular use or piece of equipment





    danish
  • The North Germanic language of Denmark, which is also the official language of Greenland and the Faeroes

  • The people of Denmark

  • of or relating to or characteristic of Denmark or the Danes or their language ; "Danish furniture"

  • a Scandinavian language that is the official language of Denmark

  • light sweet yeast-raised roll usually filled with fruits or cheese





    dumbo
  • Dumbo is a 1941 American animated film produced by Walt Disney and released on October 23, 1941, by RKO Radio Pictures.

  • A stupid person

  • DUMBO, an acronym for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass, is a neighborhood in the New York City, New York, borough of Brooklyn.

  • Dumbo was the code name used by the United States Navy during the 1940s and 1950s to signify search and rescue missions, conducted in conjunction with military operations, by long-range aircraft flying over the ocean.











danish furniture dumbo - Dumbo




Dumbo


Dumbo



THE INSPIRATIONAL TALE OF DUMBO, THE COURAGEOUS BABY ELEPHANT WHO USES HIS SENSATIONAL EARS TO SOAR TO FAME WITH THE HELP OF HIS CLEVER BEST FRIEND TIMOTHY Q. MOUSE, WILL THRILL AND DELIGHT AUDIENCES OF ALL AGES.

A Disney "classic" that actually is a classic, Dumbo should be part of your video collection whether or not you have children. The storytelling was never as lean as in Dumbo, the songs rarely as haunting (or just plain weird), the characters rarely so well defined. The film pits the "cold, cruel, heartless" world that can't accept abnormality against a plucky, and mute, hero. Jumbo Jr. (Dumbo is a mean-spirited nickname) is ostracized from the circus pack shortly after his delivery by the stork because of his big ears. His mother sticks up for him and is shackled. He's jeered by children (an insightful scene has one boy poking fun at Dumbo's ears, even though the youngster's ears are also ungainly), used by the circus folk, and demoted to appearing with the clowns. Only the decent Timothy Q. Mouse looks out for the little guy. Concerns about the un-PC "Jim Crow" crows, who mock Dumbo with the wonderful "When I See an Elephant Fly," should be moderated by remembering that the crows are the only social group in the film who act kindly to the little outcast. If you don't mist up during the "Baby Mine" scene, you may be legally pronounced dead. --Keith Simanton










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Danish movie titles




Danish movie titles





It is quite usual for non-English speaking countries to translate American/English movie titles into their own language.
While flipping through the TV channels the other day I discovered what I first thought was yet another Die Hard film, a Die Hard-film I never had heard of before: Die Hard - Mega Hard.

But this wasn't a new Die Hard movie, instead I learned something quite amusing about our lovely neighbours in the south, the Danes.

As it turns out, the Danes don't always translate American/English movie titles into Danish, sometimes they prefer to just make up a new English title instead :-)

Die Hard - Mega Hard is actually what the Danes chose to name Die Hard: With a Vengeance, (aka. Die Hard 3/New York).

PS: Guess what the Danes named Cruel Intentions? -Sex Games! :-)











Golmohamadi [ a.k.a. Danish ] pastry




Golmohamadi [ a.k.a. Danish ] pastry





this is from while back, after all the dispute over that Danish cartoon in muslim countries. A famous bakery in Tehran called Danish Bakery had to cover the word Danish with white stickers on their boxes. They even went as far as renaming their trademark Danish pastries Golmohammadi Pastry. GolMohammadi is a flower, literaly meaning Flower of Prophet [Mohammad].

You never know how far a cartoon can go!









danish furniture dumbo








danish furniture dumbo




Dumbo (60th Anniversary Edition)






The Dumbo 60th Anniversary Edition was the beneficiary of an electronic film restoration process where every frame of film was scanned into a high resolution computer system, then painstakingly examined and repaired frame by frame to eliminate negative and positive dirt, film scratches and the like. A high definition transfer was done and color correction was supervised by Disney Feature Animation to ensure faithful reproduction of the colors as they were originally intended.

A Disney "classic" that actually is a classic, Dumbo should be part of your video collection whether or not you have children. The storytelling was never as lean as in Dumbo, the songs rarely as haunting (or just plain weird), the characters rarely so well defined. The film pits the "cold, cruel, heartless" world that can't accept abnormality against a plucky, and mute, hero. Jumbo Jr. (Dumbo is a mean-spirited nickname) is ostracized from the circus pack shortly after his delivery by the stork because of his big ears. His mother sticks up for him and is shackled. He's jeered by children (an insightful scene has one boy poking fun at Dumbo's ears, even though the youngster's ears are also ungainly), used by the circus folk, and demoted to appearing with the clowns. Only the decent Timothy Q. Mouse looks out for the little guy. Concerns about the un-PC "Jim Crow" crows, who mock Dumbo with the wonderful "When I See an Elephant Fly," should be moderated by remembering that the crows are the only social group in the film who act kindly to the little outcast. If you don't mist up during the "Baby Mine" scene, you may be legally pronounced dead. --Keith Simanton










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ENGLAND FURNITURE SECTIONAL - ENGLAND FURNITURE


ENGLAND FURNITURE SECTIONAL - EARLY AMERICAN FURNITURE PLANS.



England Furniture Sectional





england furniture sectional






    furniture
  • Small accessories or fittings for a particular use or piece of equipment

  • Furniture is the mass noun for the movable objects ('mobile' in Latin languages) intended to support various human activities such as seating and sleeping in beds, to hold objects at a convenient height for work using horizontal surfaces above the ground, or to store things.

  • A person's habitual attitude, outlook, and way of thinking

  • furnishings that make a room or other area ready for occupancy; "they had too much furniture for the small apartment"; "there was only one piece of furniture in the room"

  • Furniture + 2 is the most recent EP released by American post-hardcore band Fugazi. It was recorded in January and February 2001, the same time that the band was recording their last album, The Argument, and released in October 2001 on 7" and on CD.

  • Large movable equipment, such as tables and chairs, used to make a house, office, or other space suitable for living or working





    sectional
  • Of or relating to a view of the structure of an object in section

  • related or limited to a distinct region or subdivision of a territory or community or group of people; "sectional tensions arose over slavery"

  • Of or relating to a section or subdivision of a larger whole

  • a piece of furniture made up of sections that can be arranged individually or together

  • Of or relating to a section or group within a community

  • relating to or based upon a section (i.e. as if cut through by an intersecting plane); "a sectional view"; "sectional drawings"





    england
  • A European country that forms the largest and most southern part of Great Britain and of the United Kingdom, surrounded on three sides by water (Irish Sea on west, English Channel on south, North Sea on east); pop. 49,138,831; capital, London; language, English

  • a division of the United Kingdom

  • "England" was a set of special commemorative postage stamps issued by the Royal Mail in 2006. The stamps were the final part of the British Journey series, which had previously featured Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales.

  • England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Scotland to the north and Wales to the west; the Irish Sea is to the north west, the Celtic Sea to the south west and the North Sea to the east, with the English Channel to the south separating it from











Le Corbusier - Unité d'Habitation




Le Corbusier - Unité d'Habitation





Breton brut had as a style been established for a short while prior to this buildings inception, but it was its somewhat trend setting architect that gave widespread acceptability and validity to the movement. It captured the imagination of architects reacting against the recoil of New Humanism and restricted by the economics of the time.

The Unite d'Habitation built in Marseille, France in 1952 is absolutely of its time. Every tower block in the immediate vacinity appears to pay homage to the Unite, They are unashamed of their debt, aesthetic or otherwise, and yet even with benefit hindsight do not appear to be 'better buildings', mere pale imitations.

Steel being consumed in the war effort and the lack of skilled labour in France lead to the choice of concrete, with a more honest and rough finish. Banham says it is ever the more successful due to Corbusiers abandonment of the “pre-war fiction that reinforced concrete was a precise, ‘machine-age’ material”. This notion which had been maintained by extravagant and un-necessary means, such as “lavishing on it skilled labour and specialised equipment beyond anything the economics of the building industry normally permitted”. That is equipment that would give rise to the exacting edges and if these were not achieved then the “roughness and inaccuracies” were plastered over to give a more crisp image, hardly accepting the ‘realities of the situation’. The situation was firmly one of a “messy soup” with “dust, grits and slumpy aggregates, mixed and poured under conditions subject to the vagaries of weather and human fallibility”, hardly an image of high-technology.

The war had also changed Corbusiers perspective of technology’s place in architecture, compare for example the machine for living in, the Ville Savoye (Paris, 1929), compared with schemes such as (although later than the Unite) Notre Dame du Haut built at Ronchamp in 1954. The Unite had been described as “the first modern building that has room for cockroaches”, retort to Le Corbusier stating in a letter to Madame Savoye that “‘Home life today is being paralysed by the deplorable notion that we must have furniture” and that “This notion should be rooted out and replaced by that of equipment”. Banham in his book ‘The New Brutalism’ notes the Unite’s “originalities in sectional organisation”, with its rue Interieure, apartments with double height spaces all of which in section span the entire width of the block. He also suggests “few buildings anywhere in the world had such a hold on the imagination of young architects especially in England”. Corbusier described his rough concrete style as beton brut, words which (rightly or wrongly) would come to be misinterpreted as representing the New Brutalist style as well as that of beton brut. The solidity of the Unite is furthered from mere concrete security by the setting back of “user-scale elements such as windows and doors” into the concrete frame of the building, giving a sense of a secondary boundary further to the superstructure of the building. As Banham describes it, a building where “word and building stand together in the psychological history of post-war architecture” . He attributes further its success to the “hard glare of the Mediterranean sun” . Something which does not quite translate so well in the greyer skies of Britain, something of the disappointment of driving a new car out of a showroom and home, notwithstanding your home being an equally apt setting.











sectional delta 2pieces




sectional delta 2pieces





The Delta 2-piece sectional, one of the many sofas in Great Western Furniture Manufacturing's original furniture upholstery line. All of Great Western Furniture Manufacturing's furniture has a lifetime warranty, because it's made with top-quality craftsmanship, making it lifetime quality. They are also all fully customizable pieces, so you can change or alter them to fit your needs and tastes!









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GIRL NURSERY FURNITURE : NURSERY FURNITURE


Girl nursery furniture : Tables furnitures



Girl Nursery Furniture





girl nursery furniture






    furniture
  • furnishings that make a room or other area ready for occupancy; "they had too much furniture for the small apartment"; "there was only one piece of furniture in the room"

  • Small accessories or fittings for a particular use or piece of equipment

  • Furniture + 2 is the most recent EP released by American post-hardcore band Fugazi. It was recorded in January and February 2001, the same time that the band was recording their last album, The Argument, and released in October 2001 on 7" and on CD.

  • Furniture is the mass noun for the movable objects ('mobile' in Latin languages) intended to support various human activities such as seating and sleeping in beds, to hold objects at a convenient height for work using horizontal surfaces above the ground, or to store things.

  • Large movable equipment, such as tables and chairs, used to make a house, office, or other space suitable for living or working

  • A person's habitual attitude, outlook, and way of thinking





    nursery
  • greenhouse: a building with glass walls and roof; for the cultivation and exhibition of plants under controlled conditions

  • A place where young plants and trees are grown for sale or for planting elsewhere

  • A nursery school is a school for children between the ages of three and five years, staffed by qualified teachers and other professionals who encourage and supervise educational play rather than simply providing childcare. It is a pre-school education institution; part of early childhood education.

  • A place where young children are cared for during the working day; a nursery school

  • a child's room for a baby

  • A room in a house for the special use of young children





    girl
  • daughter: a female human offspring; "her daughter cared for her in her old age"

  • A person's daughter, esp. a young one

  • A young or relatively young woman

  • female child: a youthful female person; "the baby was a girl"; "the girls were just learning to ride a tricycle"

  • A female child

  • a young woman; "a young lady of 18"











girl nursery furniture - Calico Critters




Calico Critters Baby's Nursery Set


Calico Critters Baby's Nursery Set



Calico Critters Baby's Nursery Set

Cloverleaf Corners is a magical place of imagination, where animal families all live together, as well as play, laugh, learn and love. There are charming homes, playgrounds, toy shops, schools and more! Each parent is about 3" tall, child 2.25 " tall, and baby 1.25" tall. The clothing is removable and everthing is interchangeable. This is the Baby's Pink Nursery Set.
Includes dresser with 4 drawers and hanging rod, crib with 2 drawers and removable rail, slide, baby seat, and baby mat with toys.
Also includes over 15 accessories like outfits, toys, cushions, blankets, and more!
Will fit any Calico Critter baby or twin
Collect them all!
Hours of creative, imaginative play time!

Product Measures: 10.4 X 6.7 X 2.4
Recommended Ages: 3 years - 6 years










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9 24 (267/365)




9 24 (267/365)





DC and I spent much of the weekend working on Bisquito's room. He ripped out the carpet, took out the tackboards, and did some touch-up work on some bad spots on the floor (which were few--why people cover up lovely hardwood with carpet is a mystery to me).

I took down the hideous wallpaper border. We still haven't decided 100% on paint colors and furniture and stuff, but that will come eventually.

I really should have taken a few "before" shots, both when it was full of my sewing crap and when it had the ugly carpet. I guess this will have to serve as a "before" in the blank slate phase.

A note on the pose: pregnancy brain + spending a lot of time around the allergens released by ripping up carpet + the smell of vinegar (a less harsh alternative to commercial wallpaper glue solvent) can make a girl feel a little confused.











progess. ish.




progess.  ish.





Oy. After a weekend of moving REALLY HEAVY nursery furniture (seriously, remind me to tip furniture delivery guys better. And also, remind me to hire the strong guys who brought the furniture upstairs to bring it downstairs.) and painting, painting, painting the room is... only about 40% done. The curtains and sheets and wallpaper border haven't even arrived yet. The new furniture is from Ikea, which means it should come upstairs easier then the old furniture, but also promises much Allen wrench-inspired cursing. All of the contents of Josie's room are in the spare bedroom, effectively eliminating two rooms from being at all functional. The whole "change a room completely in 48 hours" is much easier on Trading Spaces then in real life.









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LAUNDRY ROOM FURNITURE. ROOM FURNITURE


Laundry room furniture. Furniture out of business sale. Unfinished furniture house



Laundry Room Furniture





laundry room furniture






    laundry room
  • A laundry room (also called a utility room) is a room where clothes are washed. In a modern home, a laundry room would be equipped with an automatic washing machine and clothes dryer,and often a large basin, called a laundry tub, for hand-washing delicate articles of clothing such as sweaters,

  • Though once used as a brig, the laundry room usually fulfills its expected purpose. Military Prison is where the level military operates some type of military prison system.





    furniture
  • Large movable equipment, such as tables and chairs, used to make a house, office, or other space suitable for living or working

  • furnishings that make a room or other area ready for occupancy; "they had too much furniture for the small apartment"; "there was only one piece of furniture in the room"

  • Furniture + 2 is the most recent EP released by American post-hardcore band Fugazi. It was recorded in January and February 2001, the same time that the band was recording their last album, The Argument, and released in October 2001 on 7" and on CD.

  • A person's habitual attitude, outlook, and way of thinking

  • Small accessories or fittings for a particular use or piece of equipment

  • Furniture is the mass noun for the movable objects ('mobile' in Latin languages) intended to support various human activities such as seating and sleeping in beds, to hold objects at a convenient height for work using horizontal surfaces above the ground, or to store things.











house cutaway diagram for textbook




house cutaway diagram for textbook





Ever look at a house diagram in your foreign language textbook, with the rooms and furniture labeled, and wonder, "who draws that?"
I DO.











Red Glass Pulls in Laundry Room




Red Glass Pulls in Laundry Room





Custom glass knobs and pulls in laundry room for the Oregon Tour of Homes by Uneek Glass Fusions.










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MARTIN FINE FURNITURE : FINE FURNITURE


MARTIN FINE FURNITURE : WICKER NURSERY FURNITURE : AMERICAN FURNITURE STORE MIAMI.



Martin Fine Furniture





martin fine furniture






    furniture
  • Furniture is the mass noun for the movable objects ('mobile' in Latin languages) intended to support various human activities such as seating and sleeping in beds, to hold objects at a convenient height for work using horizontal surfaces above the ground, or to store things.

  • Large movable equipment, such as tables and chairs, used to make a house, office, or other space suitable for living or working

  • furnishings that make a room or other area ready for occupancy; "they had too much furniture for the small apartment"; "there was only one piece of furniture in the room"

  • Furniture + 2 is the most recent EP released by American post-hardcore band Fugazi. It was recorded in January and February 2001, the same time that the band was recording their last album, The Argument, and released in October 2001 on 7" and on CD.

  • A person's habitual attitude, outlook, and way of thinking

  • Small accessories or fittings for a particular use or piece of equipment





    martin
  • French bishop who is a patron saint of France (died in 397)

  • any of various swallows with squarish or slightly forked tail and long pointed wings; migrate around Martinmas

  • A swift-flying, insectivorous songbird of the swallow family, typically having a less strongly forked tail than a swallow

  • United States actor and comedian (born in 1945)





    fine
  • ticket: issue a ticket or a fine to as a penalty; "I was fined for parking on the wrong side of the street"; "Move your car or else you will be ticketed!"

  • A sum of money exacted as a penalty by a court of law or other authority

  • all right: being satisfactory or in satisfactory condition; "an all-right movie"; "the passengers were shaken up but are all right"; "is everything all right?"; "everything's fine"; "things are okay"; "dinner and the movies had been fine"; "another minute I'd have been fine"

  • money extracted as a penalty











martin fine furniture - Schliephacke &




Schliephacke & Ssymmank: Avantgarde in Their Day (German Edition)


Schliephacke & Ssymmank: Avantgarde in Their Day (German Edition)



In the late 1950s, the mass-manufactured lamps "Schliephacke" and "Ssymmank" became understated icons of the Berlin intellectual scene. Today they are renowned as classics of their day, and illustrative of its conflicts. With a crown made of six "leaves" of brightly colored nylon, the ultra-modern "Ssymmank," based on a design by Hans Scharoun and developed for serial production by his assistant Gunter Ssymmank, was a sensation. It has been on display at The Museum of Modern Art in New York since the early 80s. On the other hand, the minimalist, multi-functional "Schliephacke," designed by the architect Fridtjof Schliephacke, clearly adopts the stylistic traditions of the Bauhaus. These two pieces, with their contrary starting points, exemplify the debate on Functionalism that raged in Germany during the postwar reconstruction. Schliephacke & Ssymmank: Avantgarde in their Day presents the development of these two emblematic collectors' items in the context of that debate, and "illuminates" the story with plentiful illustrations.










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Michael Gough




Michael Gough





Michael Gough as Michael Corland in a scene from the Ealing comedy classic "The Man in the White Suit"

Michael Gough (1916 - 2011)
Actor with poise and presence, best known as Alfred the butler in Tim Burton's Batman

The actor Michael Gough, who has died aged 94, was an arresting presence on stage, television and film for the entire postwar period, notably as the butler Alfred Pennyworth in Tim Burton's Batman movies. Eventually he just voiced roles, as with the Dodo Bird in the same director's Alice in Wonderland film last year, but always to striking effect.

Gough started in the Old Vic company in London before the second world war, but it took till 1946 for his career proper to get off to a flying start in the West End, in Frederick Lonsdale's But for the Grace of God. The fistfight-to-the-death scene was done with such startling verisimilitude that nearly all the stage furniture was demolished nightly, and Gough broke three ribs and injured the base of his spine. So copiously did blood flow from his lower lip at one performance that his adversary, played by Robert McDermott, held him up by the scruff of the neck for the audience to gape at the gore dripping over the footlights. Gough, as the degenerate black sheep of an English family trying to blackmail an American adulterer, would curl a long lip into a sneering smile, which became a characteristic of this fine actor's style. Whether villainous or heroic, romantic or sly, funny or frightening, he put that snarl to good use alongside his dark-brown voice and melancholy features in a wide range of parts.

He was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaya, where his father was a rubber planter. After attending Rose Hill school, Tunbridge Wells, and Durham school, he dropped out of Wye Agricultural College in Kent in order to study acting at the Old Vic. He came to be in great demand in the West End: in Sartre's Crime Passionel (1948), he dithered as a political assassin; later that year, in Daphne du Maurier's September Tide, he set about the seduction of his mother-in-law (Gertrude Lawrence) with a fascinating delicacy when it came to removing her glasses. He played an apt and indignant Laertes to Alec Guinness's Hamlet (1951), then a passionate and neurotic son to a possessive mother in Coward's The Vortex (1952). In Ibsen's The Wild Duck (1955), he was the sardonic idealist Gregers Werle – as Kenneth Tynan put it, "oozing sincerity while letting the man's neuroses seep through the facade". The same performance prompted Caryl Brahms to perceive Gough's "extraordinary capacity for keeping speech straining at the leash; for pent-up emotion; and for the cut and parry and flash of word-play".

Although Gough's mannered elegance was hardly suited to the social misfits erupting in the new wave of British drama or the theatre of the absurd, he did not ignore either movement. He took over from Alan Webb in Orson Welles's production of Ionesco's Rhinoceros when it moved with Laurence Olivier from Sloane Square to the West End in 1960; he appeared in the Royal Court's Brecht anthology in 1962; and in 1969 he toured two of Pinter's one-acters, A Slight Ache and The Lover, to South America.

A busy and regular film actor, he headed the bomb-disposal squad in the Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger wartime drama The Small Back Room (1949), and in The Go-Between (1970) played the father of a headstrong young woman (Julie Christie). He developed a strong line in science-fiction and horror roles.

At the National theatre, Gough excelled as a comedian. He played a resigned and rueful parent in Ayckbourn's Bedroom Farce (1977), nibbling pilchards on toast in bed with his wife (Joan Hickson) in celebration of a wedding anniversary, their contentment ruined by a daughter with a marital crisis that Gough sneaked shrewdly away from. When the comedy transferred to Broadway the following year, he and Hickson won Tony awards.

One of Gough's funniest West End roles was as Baron von Epp in the 1983 revival of Osborne's A Patriot for Me. Presiding over a military "drag" ball in the heyday of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, he wore a long gown and tiara, carried a fan and handbag, and as Queen Alexandra he moved among his guests with gravity and grace to bring the house down at the Haymarket.

Unafraid to go out on a limb – most notably as King Lear (1974) at the Belgrade theatre, Coventry, or as the old retainer Firs to Judi Dench's Madame Ranevskaya in Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard (1990) at the Aldwych – Gough breathed humour and humanity into all his work. His marriages to Diana Graves, Anne Leon and Anneke Wills ended in divorce, and he is survived by his fourth wife, Henrietta Lawrence, his daughter, Emma, and sons, Simon and Jasper. His daughter Polly predeceased him.

Eric Shorter The Guardian 17 March 2011

Toby Hadoke writes: Michael Gough first made his cinematic mark as Nicholai to Vivien Leigh's Anna Karenina (1948), Michael Corland opposit











Rousham, Oxfordshire




Rousham, Oxfordshire





Rousham House is a Jacobean style country house in Oxfordshire, England. The house has been in the ownership of one family since it was built.


Rousham HouseThe manor of Rousham was purchased during the 1630s by Sir Robert Dormer. He immediately began construction of the present mansion; however, work was halted by the start of the civil war. The Dormers were a Royalist family, and so the house was attacked by Cromwellian soldiers who stripped the lead from the newly completed roofs.

In 1649 the estate was inherited by Robert Dormer's son, also Robert. He left the house much as his father had created it, repairing only the ravages of the civil war. However, he did more to restore the family fortunes by marrying twice, each time to an heiress. His second wife was the daughter of Sir Charles Cottrell, a high-ranking courtier of King Charles II.


Dovecote in the oldest part of the gardenIt was the grandson of Rousham's builder Colonel Robert Dormer who after inheriting in 1719 began the huge transformations in the gardens that we see today. Initially he employed Charles Bridgeman to lay out the gardens in the new and more natural style that was becoming popular. Bridgeman's layout of the garden was completed circa 1737. Rousham was then inherited by Colonel Dormer's brother, General James Dormer. It was he who called in William Kent to further enhance and carry forward the garden created by Bridgeman. This Kent did with considerable success over the following four years.

At this time Kent was also embellishing the house itself, with castellations and two wings containing a drawing room and a library. Kent's interiors were altered a century later. The hall, the principal room of the house, has survived alteration by successive generations unscathed, and remains as completed in the 17th century. Kent's exterior work is today almost as built, though in 1876 the original octagonal paned glazing was replaced with innovative large sheets of plate glass, during a heavy-handed restoration of the house by the architect J P St Aubyn. The house contains fine collections of Jacobean and 18th-century furniture, paintings and statuary, all displayed in a domestic setting.


One of the many vistasThe gardens, created by Bridgeman and then Kent, are situated in a curve of the River Cherwell. Bridgeman had laid out the skeleton of the garden, with meandering walks through the woods, and pools of varying degrees of formality. Kent's theme was to create and transform the natural landscape created by Bridgeman into an Augustan landscape to recall the glories and atmosphere of ancient Rome. Thus the Roman Forum was to be recreated in the verdant English countryside.


Statue detailAway and unseen from the mansion, Kent's garden rambles past classical temples, follies and statuary representing the spirit of that era, dying gladiators, a horse being savaged by a lion and other statues depicting similar themes. Paths lead through woods where the abundant water from the Cherwell is fully utilised: small rills lead to larger ponds and formal pools, classical statuary of Roman Gods and mythological creatures are cunningly positioned to catch the eye as one progresses from a cascade to the cold bath and on to the next temple or arcade, each set in its own valley or glade, a string of picturesque events.


A rill flows along a woodland pathAmong the most revealing and thought-provoking of the follies is a grotto with a small cascade with the inscription: In Front of this Stone lie the Remains of Ringwood an otter-hound of extraordinary Sagacity: this shows that while the English squire who created this garden attempted to achieve Arcadia, his interests and loves remained hunting and hounds. A separate garden closer to the house evokes the spirit of the Tudor and Stuart eras of English gardening. Box-edged beds and borders of old roses and herbaceous plants are surrounded by walls of ancient red brick; here an historic circular dovecote still retains its doves and close by through a small gate is the parish church, where generations of Cottrell-Dormers are buried. One memorial in the church commemorates three sons of the family killed in the fighting of World War I.

The Cottrell-Dormer family still live at the house, and keep the garden and estate so uncommercialised that no book exists to guide the unwary tourist, and no shop sells colourful postcards or souvenirs. A visit to Rousham today is very similar to one enjoyed by a visitor in the 18th century. While the gardens and buildings are in a superb state of repair, they are not manicured, one does not feel afraid to tread on the grass or to pause for thought on a rustic bench; in such a state the spirit of the 18th century lingers on at Rousham.











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