Just back from the Lake District where the weather was a bit drier than last year. I decided to take on the traffic and hordes of visitors’ umbrellas and sketched Bridge House. I was offered theservices of an umbrella holder but declined this as she had injured her ankle just before we went away, not the best preparation for standing around on a busy pavement.
A sort of holiday, at least a couple of days out of the office, to sketch and measure Claife Station. It belongs to the National Trust and is being studied as part of a project by EH on lakeland villas.
It was designed by Carr of York and overlooks Windermere lake. I will probably be doing a reconstruction drawing or two, hence the need to measure it. Some of the sketches were done after the first day’s measuring, at the hotel before dinner.
Nice work. Do you think that the traditional approach is better in this case? I do, its just that you used to see a lot of (very expensive) close range photogrammety used for this kind of survey a few years ago. I wonder if its fallen out of use.
I’m surprised that this site wasn’t covered in photogrammetry targets. Then again the ruin needs some work doing to it to prevent more bits falling off onto people so perhaps a detailed condition survey is deemed a waste of time.
According to the National Trust people we met on site there a strong lobby to get the building restored, not just consolidated.
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