Pashley Manor, is a quite splendid building but unfortunately we only had access to the gardens. A bit of a let down because we all like a nose at other peoples' possessions, don't we.
There was some compensation for this in the form of an Arts and Crafts Fair run by a Contemporary Design Association.
After being processed through the entry point, and receiving the statutory lecture on do's and don't's, and the positioning of the facilities, we set-off for the, almost mandatory, visit to the convenience.
On the way we met this figure, and I'm not sure whether this was done by designed, but the siting of this sculpture struck me as being very carefully and cunningly thought out. It is a very clever piece of positioning, as it stands in place just outside the WCs., with a look of spiritual, cerebral and physical strain and contemplation and carries the titled, I think of "Reflection". The sitting pose, with knees drawn up, hints at a discomfort that to needs to be (to use an old one) worked out with logarithms or a pencil.
We eventually got home, and the letters of complaint will (are), no doubt, duly be(ing) written and the organisers will come to some arrangement, but I wonder was the experience of more value as a story to be told the grand kids, or anybody else that will listen, than any compensation we receive?