Longleat Hedge Maze at Longleat House (via Atlas Obscura).
The longest hedge maze in the world, and to quote Atlas Obscura’s description:F**k Downton Abbey, what is the upstairs/downstairs situation like at this house? PUNS ENCOURAGED AS ANSWERS. OF COURSE.The land is currently owned by the 7th Marquess of Bath, Alexander Thynn, known primarily for his eccentric lifestyle, numerous mistresses, and the erotic murals he has painted all over the residential portion of the house. He is also a great lover of mazes, and has added the hedge maze, as well as three other smaller garden mazes: the Lunar labyrinth, the Sun Maze, King Arthur’s maze, and the Love Labyrinth.
Just a guess, but we bet the overlap between Obscuraphiles and Downton Abbey fans is not insubstantial…
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As kids, me and my brothers would BEG to visit Longleat on summer vacations to visit the grandparents. The house was gloomy and we were too young to appreciate the art but damn did they have a fine drive thru zoo and maze!
(I walk into a room where people are watching a pumpkin carving competition)
guy on TV: well as an actor that has actually been in a movie called Minotaur…
me: *gasp* I’ve seen a movie called Minotaur… IS THAT CANDYMAN? *~google~* IT IS CANDYMAN! He was in Minotaur! UGH IT’S JUST TERRIBLE. The best way to watch it is from an adjacent room. hahahahaha.*crumple in laughter* It’s so awful. It’s a favorite. I love it. I watched it because Tom Hardy is in it. *wipes away tears*. Tony Todd is a really lovely pumpkin carving judge.
me: OHMAN. this is the best thing that has happened in awhile. I needed this. UGH. this has been a really good laugh. I’m going to go now. Giggle about minotaurs elsewhere.
(I walk out of room of confused people watching me walk out of the room)
"I have high hopes for your maze’s lushness"
- a text from Jules
I never understand these covers. Like, shouldn’t the beasts be the ones that are sexualized? Can we at least get a bow tie on that Velociraptor?
Let’s use our wits and arrows to navigate the Maze of Fancy
Beware the MINOTAUR!!!!!!!!!!!!!
but don’t hurt the Minotaur, I’m against that sort of thing.
so. I’m still forcing myself to use my tablet. but lately I’ve been trying to do the same drawing on the tablet and on paper because the thing I’m struggling with most is spacial (my drawing ability is always going to be about where it is. it is what it is.) On paper, I got everything in I was trying to add, really easily but, I still can’t manage it on the tablet. I need a bigger screen for one thing. someday. Anyway, here is one of the silly things I worked on today to treat myself.
my goat horns are all messed up and one of the goats looks like a cow and Heimdall looks like…? I cannot place that face, an actor from the 60’s I think?
A dream for me
what is A dream for you?