I keep wondering why I don’t live in a castle with servants and my own lady’s maid. I suppose it’s because I don’t have any money to speak of. The one thing I do have is an imagination which I use quite often to pretend I live in a castle and honestly that’s good enough for me. I love my life but once in a while I wonder what it would be like. This is why I have been watching Masterpiece Theater period pieces.
This week I watched the first season of Downton Abbey. It takes place in a castle in England around the year 1914. If you haven’t seen it make a point of putting it on your list of things to watch on TV. I really am enjoying it. It also gives you a chance to see how the upper class lived during that period when “War was just an inconvenience”.
The above photograph shows the main Saloon of Highclere Castle where Downton Abbey was filmed. Last Night I roamed around for an hour on the website for Highclere Castle. Today I watched the 1996 version of “Jane Eyre”, one of my favorite movies of that type. This was filmed at Haddon Hall . Of course, I had to visit that website too.
Now I am on a binge to watch more period pieces and to check out the castles where they were filmed. If I can’t live in one I am happy to visit them online. Maybe someday I will get to visit England and tour a castle.
Years ago I read all of Jane Austen’s books along with all the books by Emily, Charlotte and Anne Bronte. I have always been interested in classic literature. Masterpiece Theater has put many of those books to film and I intend on watching them all. When I go on a binge about some subject you can’t stop me. I think I may have to make up a Bucket List.