Thursday 10 January 2013
Wollaton Hall: Gothic Mansion (AKA Wollaton Gothic)
It's also the home of Batman, insofar as it was used as a location in the recent Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises. I find it pretty apt that Batman has a roost in Nottingham, because the village of Gotham (famed for its residents who pretended to be insane) is in Nottinghamshire.
This view - based on a couple of photographs taken in autumn last year - seems apt for the Batman theme. Oh, did I mention the deer? Wollaton Park is home to herds of Red and Fallow Deer - that's a Red Deer stag ambling across the hill in front of the house.
Oil on canvas, 55 x 33 cm