Having spent so much of my early career working on the life of Vanbrugh, including transcribing much of the early correspondence relating to Blenheim when it was first made available in the British Library, I inevitably felt a frisson in going back. I still love the free abstract celebratory aspect of Vanbrugh’s architecture, the enjoyment of form, the pomp which Vanbrugh loved and the Duchess of Marlborough hated.
These are two canon balls at the entry:
One of the statues:
A view of the east colonnade:
The clock tower:
Erosion of one of the columns by the chapel:
The western colonnade:
And the music of the towers: