Photographer's Note

This is Antony House,an eighteenth century mansion,in the eastern corner of Cornwall.

"A house of silver-grey stone.It is believed to be one of the finest surviving Queen Anne buildings in the west country.
It has an outstanding collection of portraits, and there are also fine examples of period furniture, textiles and tapestries." (National Trust information)

There are beautiful views across the landscape gardens, designed by Humphrey Repton.There is a formal garden with topiary, modern sculptures and the National Collection of Day Lilies.
There is an extensive Woodland garden too.

The reason for my title? Antony was used as a film location by film director Tim Burton for the film 'Alice in Wonderland'.

My view looks towards the house taking in the 10m Yew cone, and beyond that,a piece of topiary shaped as an acorn. In fact there is a doorway cut in the cone so that you may go inside the tree!

Just to my right and not quite in shot, there is a magnificent cork oak, the boughs are so heavy that the tree now needs extra support.

Antony's grounds border the Lynher estuary.
The house is now in the ownership of the National Trust.

Thank you for looking.

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  • Copyright: Jean Dwyer (jean113) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2373 W: 0 N: 7353] (28219)
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  • Date Taken: 2015-06-25
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  • Date Submitted: 2015-07-19 2:37
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