Chatsworth House has other hidden corners just as restful but a bit more modern. The Revelation Water Sculpture is a hypnotic and stunning fountain, designed by sculptor Angela Connor, installed at Chatsworth in 1999.
The most famous water feature at Chatsworth is definitely the Cascade, 300 years old, a picturesque liquid ribbon flowing down 24 stone steps cut into the landscape above the House.
|The Cascade in the grounds of Chatsworth House originally completed in 1696 and fed by four lakes|
Its in the form of a flower bud opening and closing its petals. Its motion is down to the pressure of water flowing from the sculpture. These photos I took show the stages of its dance:
|Closed bud with water flowing over its shiny surfaces|
|Gradually the weight of water within causes the petals to unfold outwards...|
|...revealing the golden heart within.|
|As the flower fully opens, the water drains back into the surrounding lake|
|Letting the flower close again|
|Ready to start the cycle again, drawing visitors away from the rush of life to share the healing heartbeat of nature|
|Chatsworth's sculptures blend with the natural landscape beyond|
|Water and stone in harmony|
|Chatsworth's formal and natural gardens and buildings set in the splendour of the Derbyshire Peak District|
|Pseudoacacia Robinia 'Frisia', an Australasian visitor holds its own special sunshine at Chatsworth|