Spencer House

Nous avons la chance d’etre alle au Diner de Gala organise pour les alumnis de Columbia a La Spencer House, tres belle demeure situee a Green Park non loin de Buckingham.

Pour en savoir plus sur Spencer House :

From its conception, Spencer House was recognised as one of the most ambitious aristocratic town houses ever built in London and is, today, the city’s only great eighteenth-century private palace to survive intact.

Spencer House was built in 1756-66 for John, first Earl Spencer, an ancestor of Diana, Princess of Wales (1961-97). Situated in the heart of St James’s, Spencer House is a short distance from St James’s Palace, Buckingham Palace and the Palace of Westminster, and has a splendid terrace and garden with magnificent views of Green Park.

“I do not apprehend there is a house in Europe of its size, better worth the view of the curious in architecture and the fitting up and furnishing great houses, than Lord Spencer’s in St James’s Place…
I know not in England a more beautiful piece of architecture…in richness, elegance and taste, superior to any house I have seen.”    
Arthur Young 1772
 
22/11/2009
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