Powerscourt Estate

Powerscourt Estate
Powerscourt Estate

In a previous post I talked about pet cemeteries, namely the one I found at Powerscourt Estate near Dublin, Ireland.   This is a panoramic view of the Powerscourt Estate, compliments of Wikipedia.  (In case you’re wondering, the pet cemetery is up close to the mansion, off the frame in the upper left hand corner.)  One could spend an entire day exploring its expansive grounds, gardens and landscaping.

Powerscourt Mansion
Powerscourt Mansion

The mansion shown here was renovated in 1996 after a 1974 fire destroyed the original  mansion built in 1741.  The 13th century castle on this site was originally built for strategic military purposes by the owner name La Poer, which was later anglicized into “Power”.  The current version of the mansion has 68 rooms in its three stories and has an entrance hall where family heirlooms are displayed measuring 60′ x 40′.

Powerscourt Lake and Fountain
Powerscourt Lake and Fountain

This is just one of many beautifully landscaped areas filled with sculptures and massive gardens.  The Wicklow Mountains are in the background.  Geez, and all the time I was growing up, I thought I had everything. 

Thought for the Day:  To get into the best society nowadays, one has either to feed people, amuse people or shock people.   Oscar Wilde

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