This is not one of my best photographs. This isn't even the photograph I went to take but Easter Sunday in the middle of England was overcast at best and wet at worst - and wet is not good for cameras. Nothing daunted I drove across the county to see if the weather was better twenty miles south of here, only it wasn't much. I wanted to take a picture of the front of this house but you have to pay to get into the grounds and it was over £8! I'm sorry y'all but I declined to cough up as I've been there, seen that, and didn't want to pay to get one picture. So I took a photo of a wing at the back of the house and hope that you will all accept that much, especially you Americans for whom I drove through constant drizzle in the first place. This is the rear of Sulgrave Manor. And why should that appeal to the Americans? Well, Sulgrave Manor was the home of a man called Lawrence, whose great-great-great-great-great-grandson was called George. This is the home of the Washingtons.
The house is now run by a trust, and is dedicated in perpetuity to the peoples of both the United Kingdom and of the United States. Sulgrave is one of the few places in the UK where the Union Flag and the Stars & Stripes fly side by side, day in day out. Only you can't see the flags, they're at the front.