Up and Away

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The oval glazed dome that lights a narrow passage directly behind the dining room in Mount Stewart, County Down. This is one of the clever interventions made to the house when it was enlarged for the third Marquess of Londonderry in the second half of the 1820s by William Vitruvius Morrison.

4 comments on “Up and Away

  1. Mem says:

    My gggggrandfather may well have admired this when it was first built as he frequented mt Stewart as a supporter of the Londonderry family .😄

  2. Yes a wonderful picture – you must have put your neck at some risk taking it 🙂 As you say, it transforms what would otherwise be an awkward space. Would one call that sort of dome ‘pendentive’? During my time as a volunteer/intern at the Soane Museum years ago I developed a liking for this simple and yet enigmatic type of dome.

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