Field of Light

Went to Waddeson Manor (National Trust, Buckinghamshire) yesterday to see their Christmas displays. There was also a Christmas market on, which was attracting plenty of people. We arrived mid afternoon, and the place was packed. Once we’d got past the annoyances of parking and crowds it was pretty spectacular. The house itself is very impressive, and once it got to dusk and the special light show kicked in it was amazing to look at. The house was bathed in different colours with accompanying music completing the display. By then it was too dark to appreciate the gardens properly, but the special installation “Field of Light” by Bruce Munro illuminating part of the garden was fantastic to see. Using fibre optics, thousands of lights filled the space. Individually each light was pretty, a small glass sphere with a light inside. Collectively they were stunning, lights stretching into the distance, building up layers of colour. With the changing colours, and the gentle quality of the lights, the whole thing had an ephemeral, magical feel. Unfortunately the house interior has ticketed access with limited numbers, and we weren’t able to go in. But there’s plenty of time for a return visit…


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