Tuesday, May 17, 2011

MENTMORE




Here's the turreted pile that Hannah's Papa left to her on his death. She was rather fond of it but unfortunately died at the age of 39, not enough time to really enjoy it.

And if you think it's familiar, it was used as a movie set for The Mummy Returns and as Wayne Manor in Batman. Roxy music recorded "Avalon" and Enya has been known to warble throught the halls.

13 comments:

R.H. said...

I wouldn't like to live in a huge place like that, someone else could be living there too and you wouldn't know it. The RH Temple of Extreme Thought has only two bedrooms. I check the spare one every night.

JahTeh said...

Robbert, wouldn't you like to ramble throught the turret rooms, never know what you might pick up, bwicas, boggarts, brownies.

River said...

That's an impressive pile of rocks, but i bet it's a bitch to heat in winter and let's not mention the hours needed to vacuum...

Kath Lockett said...

I'll take a sitting/writing room in the east tower, thanks.

Ann O'Dyne said...

Kath! get back to the packing.
I have moved today from one place to another and it's something I know a lot about.

Coppy, Mentmore is just frightening.
WW1 wiped out that style of living when it decimated the workers.
Just like poor Hannah gone at 39, I just know if I got a fabulous life tomorrow, that next week I would discover terminal illness.
As for Enya warbling the halls, i would call Dawsons pest removal.

Gerry said...

JT, what is this fascination with things you can't afford or shouldn't have? Tsk, tsk, tsk...

R.H. said...

Miss Brownie?
Don't worry, I know the danger. I'm on the lookout all the time.

R.H. said...

I thought your old wedding posting was the best posting I've seen anywhere.
Then I found this:
ANOTHER BAD SCAN.
Friday February 12. 2010.

It's just too good.

R.H. said...

THE THREE WISE MEN.
Jack Dyer. Bob Davis. Lou Richards.

There's only Lou left now.

Miss Brownie: "Robert."

RH: "Yes?"

Miss Brownie: "Shut up."

RH: "Right."

Anonymous said...

never mind Batman, Ali G In Da House was in that house, and Inspector Morse, Eyes Wide Shut, and Johnny English ... and here's the rest.

JahTeh said...

River, this is where we need house elves and a dragon in the cellar. That was one of my son's favourite books, 'The Finches Fabulour Furnace".

Kath, will you need an elevator for the chocolate deliveries? Maybe you'd go for the house elf method as well.

O'Dyne you must have a rotten life lined up, you haven't left us yet. All you need is to outlive Magoo, the official handing over the last will and testament and the bus ride to David Jones Perfume counter, the one with the snooty bitch then you can find the terminal illness.
AND what's wrong with Enya, you Punk Princess?

Dear Bear, I'm so low, the only place to go is up and if I'm going up, I might as well aim bloody high. Although I draw the line at marrying a Windsor unless Harry has a hankering for fat old bags.

Robbert, keep reading about my marriage and you'll be damaged for life. I put up a good post in 2010, damn I'll have to check that.

Word verification was grackgs, so true, it's the sound I make hitting any chair.

JahTeh said...

Thanks anon who isn't. I love the Mummy movies and Babs Cartland's Duel of Hearts.

Nadia said...

If I ever became a millionaire or billionaire, and If i could, I would buy it, just cause it was used in "The Mummy Returns" I love the series and Egypt.