Annual Pilgrimage to Calke Abbey

Calke Abbey

People often say that spending too much time behind your camera lens can stop you from experiencing a place fully but I sometimes think the opposite is true. I’ve photographed Calke Abbey so many times now that bits of it are keenly familiar to me. Seeing certain pieces of furniture or collections of trinkets that I’ve tried in vain to photograph over and over again in the dim light is like reconnecting with an old friend. I also enjoy the challenge of trying to find new things to photograph each time, although I’m inevitably drawn back to the same views or pieces. Fortunately for me, there were some new exhibits this time around that had been pulled out for temporary gawking, some of which I’ve photographed above.

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