Thursday, 9 April 2015

Dragon pool

wonderland gates Through grand decorative gates was another land, a wonderland you could say. Where clouds scudded across both sky and water whilst dragons kept guard. Over what, who knows? They would not relinquish any secrets here.
dragon-pool In the distance a clock tower kept alternative time. It doesn't matter how long you stay and gaze into these glassy waters for you will fall out the other side as if it had all never happened at all. You could perhaps stay forever? dragon But under watchful stone eye, a slight uneasiness crept in. They do not want you to pause. Maybe it would be wise to keep walking.......These north Mercian lands have a way of their own. Joan-of-Eaton On twisting gravel path, past blooms bursting like fired tongues in this magical garden, keep walking, keep looking before the labyrinth grows around you. Eaton-Hall-garden statue And then the secret jewel I see, a dragons nest of purple and golds. Centuries of magic and mystery but perhaps the biggest riddle of all is...how did I not know about this place? 30 minutes from my home and past a goblin toll. I have been enchanted. dragons-nest axe-man To say I danced around the Dragon Garden would be an understatement. And imagine how my world went back to my 5 year old self  when I found a small fairytale cottage with pretty stained glass windows. Undoubtedly inhabited by brownies. clock-tower brownie cottage
I had my 5 year old explorer with me watching out over his mum, making sure no baby dragons were following us. He's learning well in the ways of fairytale creature watching already and is very brave.pondering Before we ended up staying forever, we escaped by swags of summer roses to be and decided to leave this forgotten pool. At least until the summer, when the goblin toll opens again. rose swag path pool reflections Eaton-Hall-Cheshire_**The Eaton Estate, near Chester, is open 4 times a year for mortals to look around its beautiful grounds and hunt for small folk **


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12 comments:

Gemma Garner said...

I really like the way you described this place, I felt like I was walking around it. The reflection of the fountain is a clever photo :)

lilmuselily said...

how gothic it sounds. love the picture of all the lanterns aligned

Rosie @Eco-Gites of Lenault said...

THAT is the cottage I always drew as a child - it exists, it really does!

Louisa said...

What a beautiful post, it's no wonder such a wonderful building and grounds fired your imagination #hdygg

Mammasaurus said...

I m digging the reflections and that house - oh my that is exactly like the playhouse in the playground of the infant school that I went too!
Not only fab photos but love how you have written this, I felt like I was half with you and half in a story. I can see how the place enchanted you. I'd like to visit there one day *daydreams*
Thanks for joining in again :)

citygirl101 said...

I feel like you took us on this journey with you, wonderful writing and gorgeous photos.
It looks magical with just a hint of scariness, perfect for fairytales and dragons.
I can imagine the rose swags will look amazing when in full bloom

Emma Cavill said...

What an enchanting place! Lucky you finding that so near to home :) My boys would love this as much as me I think - especially the dragon!

chickenruby said...

That looks like a fantastic place to spend a day

dorissander said...

wow! the dragon fountain is really amazing!

Stephanie Robinson said...

Wow - how special! And that water is so clear, love the reflection photos #hdygg

Ness said...

What a shame it only opens four times a year to the public. It seems an unique place.

PhotoPuddle said...

The photo you finally took of the balloon is stunning. Well worth the chase around town. Love the boats as well.

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