(Extra) Ordinary – around Peterborough

A trip up the A1 recently took us to Burghley House, where the gardens offer all kinds of extraordinary photo opportunities:

DSCF4508Woman on a tiger, with some attributes of Kardashian proportions, from the look of it. 

DSCF4524No, I don’t know what they are. Liqorice octopuses perhaps?

DSCF4518You might need to look carefully; there are two of them.


IMG_2488Peterborough Museum was formerly a grand private house that was converted into an infirmary in 1856, for the poor of the town.  Patients were greeted and assessed in a tiny room which is now the Museum Cafe, and those needing operations were lifted up on a stretcher through the stairwell of the grand curved stairs, using a pulley arrangement suspended from the ceiling.  As if that were not alarming enough, this would be the sight to greet you, if you survived the ascent.

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About Sandra

I cruise the French waterways with my husband four or five months a year, and write fiction and poetry. I love animals, F1 motor racing, French bread and my husband, though not necessarily in that order.
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8 Responses to (Extra) Ordinary – around Peterborough

  1. Liquorice octopuses or perhaps some sort of hybrid turtle spider object?! How funny!


  2. Leya says:

    Extremely extraordinary…those octopuses, or whatever they are, is a bit scary as well…


  3. Sandra, I really love your choices this week. I don’t know that they’re in any way ordinary, but they certainly are extraordinary.



  4. aj vosse says:

    That bucket of red stuff is a reminder of extraordinary measures in ordinary times!! o_O


  5. MK says:

    In 1999 I had the great privilege to see an exhibit of decorative arts from the Burghley House. On a whim we drove from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara, California. I will never forget that collection. I so envy you!!!!


    • Sandra says:

      Hi there. We haven’t been inside the house yet, but will certainly do that on our next visit – I believe it’s well worth it. But the gardens too are magnificent, including the water features in the Garden of Surprises. Wonderful!

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  6. Susan Langer says:

    WoW…interesting place. 🙂


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