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I saw this white peony in Chartwell/ Kent, the wonderful estate where Sir Winston Churchill lived and worked for more than fourty years - here he found some retreat, peace and recreation from the hardships during those horrible years during the WWII. I was deeply impressed by this house and garden. The soul is expanding while enjoying this wide view.

 

Please, excuse my lack of comments this week, for I am away to Friesland/NL.

Happy Holidays!

 

I saw this white peony in Chartwell/ Kent, the wonderful estate where Sir Winston Churchill lived and worked for more than fourty years - here he found some retreat, peace and recreation from the hardships during those horrible years during the WWII. I was deeply impressed by this house and garden. The soul is expanding while enjoying this wide view.

 

Please, excuse my lack of comments this week, for I am away to Friesland/NL.

comments (13)

Peony's are so lovely! Wonderful montage!
Philine: I love them, too, many thanks, Elizabeth!
  • Martine
  • France
  • 21 May 2018, 05:20
Superbes glycines et pivoine.
Philine: Vous connaissez les fleurs, Martine, merci bien!
  • Salima I.E.M. Senders
  • South of the Netherlands
  • 21 May 2018, 06:22
I adore the peony! Indeed a lovely view, enjoy your time in Friesland, Philine!
Philine: Heel bedankt, Salima, ik ben op weg naar Lief- Nederland.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 21 May 2018, 06:23
I've never been here, I aught to. I expect Churchill's ghost still haunts the place..
Philine: In my view one of the most beautiful places in England - and a place of national importance - a must for you!
Like Chris I have never been here. We did once have a white peony though!
Philine: Chartwell was my personal highlight of this journey through Kent. Many thanks, Bill!
  • Ray
  • Not Germany...
  • 21 May 2018, 07:09
And the Japanese Wisteria is glorious!
Philine: All the sorts of Wisteria I saw were wonderful. Many thanks, Ray!
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 21 May 2018, 07:39
When I was young my mother described Churchill as a war monger. He was an interesting character though and Chartwell is a fabulous house.
Philine: Yes, I recall the statement of your mother. Crimes are always terrible ingredients of wars. I ordered the book by Sebastian Haffner about Churchil, I want to know more about him. In Chartwell I was aware of his artistic talent as painter and his family character, too. I could well understand that he found some retreat here in Chartwell, a real gem of England. Many thanks, Chad!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 21 May 2018, 10:20
HAhha.. another trip! You are an inspiration to us all smile I've enjoyed the gardens at Chartwell very much and his studio but I've not seen inside the house. I recently saw the film "The Darkest Hour" which was about Churchill during the war and some of that we allegedly set in his home.
this is such a lovely place Philine... wonderful collage....petersmile
A lovely spot.
The flowers are gorgeous!
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 22 May 2018, 02:10
it's all so beautiful

i have great admiration for the man
  • Ayush Basu
  • Venlo, Netherlands
  • 22 May 2018, 17:09
i love the bottom two shots, Philine. enjoy your time in the north.

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