November 5, 2008

Powerscourt Estate: Triton Lake

The pathway that goes from the huge staircase in the Italian Garden takes visitors straight toward Triton Lake, so named for the huge fountain of Triton himself in the center.

Again with the huge statues...this time of winged horses...because bigger is Texas and Europe.

The lake is very pretty and contains quite a bit of lily pads. This shot is very fairytale-esque to me:

Once on the far side of the lake, visitors to Powerscourt can look back towards the huge house. See that wing off to the left of the main section? That isn't even the whole thing and there is another one on the other side that is obscured by the trees.

Huge is an understatement.

I can only imagine what this place would be like if it had not been destroyed by fire. I imagine that it might belong to the presidential arena if it were untouched by flames...but then again, Ireland fought to be rid of the Queen, so perhaps not.

Tomorrow we'll take a look at the pet cemetery, where all sorts of loved animals rest.


BU said...

The first shot is very cool -- send me a big version!

Brianne said...

Beautiful! We're sleeping ok over here, this morning until 6:10 even! Sorry to hear you're not. Tsk, tsk, Clementina, not letting your mother watch what was quite a good speech. Oh well, I'm sure you can find it on youtube.