|UNESCO #425 - Blenheim Palace, England - UNITED KINGDOM|
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Blenheim Palace - ENGLAND - UNESCO #425
Near Oxford there is a amazing place called Blenheim Palace (the only non-royal house in England that have that title). I went there almost 20 years ago precisely after visiting Oxford University and I remember very well some of the rooms and the beautiful decorations, not to mention the amazing gardens. Thank you very much Lucy for this card, my 203th UNESCO, 778 more and I'm done. This postcard took 9 days to arrive!
Blenheim Palace, near Oxford, stands in a romantic park created by the famous landscape gardener 'Capability' Brown. It was presented by the English nation to John Churchill, first Duke of Marlborough, in recognition of his victory in 1704 over French and Bavarian troops. Built between 1705 and 1722 and characterized by an eclectic style and a return to national roots, it is a perfect example of an 18th-century princely dwelling.