My friend, Side View, has as usual, given us a weekend theme to interpret in our own way. “A grand entrance,” reminded me of our 1995 visit to my Sister-in-law’s wonderful 18th century Georgian home in Co. Kilkenny, Ireland. This mansion used to belong to the Waterford Crystal family, and was very grand indeed, although in need of a little TLC.
The feature I loved the most, was the gorgeous staircase which led down into the vast entrance hall,
in which was housed a wonderful Concert Grand piano, which of course I just had to try out for myself. 😉
I was imagining how many people in beautiful evening dress, had made a grand entrance down this staircase, as they made their way through to the ballroom which she had converted into a dance studio.
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Stunning staircase – the days of gracious living !
Yes, sadly they’re long gone. ;(
How beautiful is that!!
Almost like that dream house I saw advertised at Pam Golding a good while back 😉
It is a gorgeous house, 68. Such a lot of maintenance needed though. 😉
Lovely post. I nominated u for the best blog award, please come and collect.
Good morning, Cocoa. Hope you had a great weekend. 😉
Yep! thanks AD I had a busy but lovely weekend:-)
I can just see myself gliding down there as the piano tinkled…
Hahaha. I’m sure that I’ll never shake off that one, Ruth. My obituary will probably read, “She often liked to tinkle on the piano.” 😉
You could of course come sliding down those banisters too
I’m sure that my two nephews often did. 😉
Wow! When you’re done with that lovely staircase, please send it my way? My landing is looking rather tired at present and needs some sprucing up! And I have to ask, which songs were you playing on the piano?
It was almost 20 years ago, so I really can’t remember what I was playing. Maybe it was, “When Irish eyes are smiling.” 😉
Now that you mention it, yikes – 20 years gone that fast? Let me think, 1995 – anything memorable? I think I might have cracked a wrist bone that year ..
Very grand indeed! These challenges are such fun and seem to bring out the creative in us!
Yes, the challenges sure do help, when we can’t think of anything to blog about. 😉
Very grand entrance indeed! And, the Concert Grand piano… Wow!
That’s the only Concert Grand I’ve ever played, Amy. It takes up a lot of space. Mine isn’t nearly as long. 😉
Lovely! Living history!
Thanks, Naomi. Those children are all grown up now and living in England, but the family still owns the house.
What a lovely house ad.
Yes it’s stunning. It must have been amazing when it was first built. Sending you hugs too. 😉 xx
Wow big piano can almost hear what you’re playing.. not chopsticks I hope..
Absolutely not. 😉 It was almost twenty years ago now, and I really can’t remember what it was.
Hi AD, very nice indeed 😆
Very nice to have a grand entrance hall like this. 😉
Awesome entrance hall!
Thanks, Madhu. I loved the whole house. 😉
very grand indeed!
Is this what you had in mind, sidey. 😉
i had many ideas, and people found even more
That’s what these challenges are all about. 😉
Very posh! 🙂
A beautiful grand entrance.
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
Yes it is, Francine. Fascinating to see how the gentry lived in the “olden days.” 😉
Wow! That’s a grand and a half.
Loved it. I felt like a concert pianist. 😉