9 Feb 2009

Alba

My Father's family came from Scotland ( Alba - in Latin) in the mid 1800's and were one of the very early settlers to Wellington, New Zealand. This is where they came from, my great, great, great etc grandfather was the Factor (Estate Manager) of Inverary Castle. My parents have been there and saw the graves of my ancestors - strange but wonderful. It looks amazing I can't wait to visit.





Drawing Room



Dining Room











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4 Comments:

Blogger Joyce said...

Hi I came over from the laurel hedge blog. Your rose logo caught my eye. Very beautiful! I paint on porcelain and have for years tried to paint a rose- still with no luck! LOL...
Beautiful pictures.

9 February 2009 at 11:52  
Blogger ness lockyer said...

I am very jealous. I would love to go back there again. My whole Family on both sides is from Scotland, I am the only one born here, so I have a weird sense of belonging. Your trip will be great.
Ness xx

9 February 2009 at 15:25  
Blogger Terri said...

Stunning Vanya - I would love to visit there! What a lovely family story...! When are you going?

9 February 2009 at 15:33  
Blogger Sarah said...

So Amazing! I could not even in my wildest dreams image living in a castle...that's really splendid! Thanks for sharing!

9 February 2009 at 15:51  

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