As promised last week, Thursday Doors comes from Fota House once more. No blossoms this time as I’m focusing on the building itself. This image is of the front and the following one shows the rear.
Because we spent so long in the gardens that day (after all, the sun came out not long after we arrived) we missed the last guided tour of the interior of the house. However, I did manage to snap the reception area, with its beautifully paneled doors and windows.
From the outside, it doesn’t look too interesting, does it? Wait till you see the inside.
Beautifully restored plaster work above the fireplace.
Paneled walls and paneled doors.
The coffee and scones are delicious, too.
Just look at the height of those windows.
If this part of the house is anything to go by, I can’t wait to see the rest of it. Apparently, the classical interior has been stunningly restored and the servants’ quarters are well preserved, giving visitors the feeling of having stepped back in time. As soon as I can plan another trip to Fota, I’ll let you know how far back it takes me. Next time, I’ll make sure to take the guided tour before losing myself in the ‘enchanted’ gardens.
Many thanks for stopping by and if you head on over to Norm’s Blog, you’ll find a link to lots of wonderful doors from around the globe. Enjoy.