Spiral staircase at Seaton Delaval Hall, Northumberland.
Seaton Delaval Hall was built between 1719 and 1732 and is a great English baroque villa designed by Sir John Vanbrugh for Admiral George Delaval. It has formal gardens with colourful borders and is much more than an architectural masterpiece. For 900 years, the estate has been a stage for drama, intrigue and romance, while the surrounding landscape has fuelled industrial revolution. The Hall has survived terrible fires, military occupation and potential ruin. It becam a national Trust property in 2009.
This image earned me first place in a camera club's monthly competition.
Location: Seaton Delaval Hall, Seaton Sluice, Northumberland
Photographer: brian swales