Houghton House

Houghton House is located about an hour’s drive from Cambridge. The house was built around 1615 for Mary Sidney Herbert, Dowager Countess of Pembroke. In 1794 Francis Russell, 5th Duke of Bedford, stripped the house of its roof, and after that it started to decay. You can find more information on English Heritage’s webpage. Charlie Schoonman, Isobel Smith and I went there on an overcast Wednesday morning. The trees were yellow and orange with autumn leaves. It was a pretty great morning to be out doing dance photography.

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Charlie Schoonman
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Isobel Smith. As we went down the walkway towards Houghton House, one cow started to bellow, over and over. After a while the entire troop of cows came over to investigate, but after a while they got bored and resumed grazing.
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Charlie Schoonman
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Houghton House
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Charlie Schoonman
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Isobel Smith
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Charlie Schoonman
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Charlie Schoonman
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Isobel Smith
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Charlie Schoonman
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Charlie Schoonman and Isobel Smith

We only had little over an hour at Houghton House before we needed to head back, since Isobel had a lecture at 12. It was a bit rushed, but I am happy with the photos we took. This is a place we could revisit!

Many thanks to Charlie and Isobel for a fun photoshoot!

For more dance photos, check the Dance category on the blog.

— Johannes

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