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OSBORNE HOUSE: SUMMER ROYAL RESIDENCE TO PRINCE ALBERT & QUEEN VICTORIA IN ISLE OF WIGHT, UNITED KINGDOM

     

OSBORNE HOUSE: 

SUMMER ROYAL RESIDENCE

TO PRINCE ALBERT & QUEEN VICTORIA

IN ISLE OF WIGHT, UNITED KINGDOM |

TRAVEL | LIFESTYLE | SUMMER |

HOLIDAY | UNWIND | HERITAGE | HISTORY |

BRITISH ROYALTY | ARCHITECTURE

   
 
 
 

Osborne House is a former royal residence in

East CowesIsle of Wight, United Kingdom. 

   

The house was built between 1845 and 1851 for

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

as a summer home and rural retreat. 

   

Prince Albert designed the house himself

in the style of an Italian Renaissance palazzo. 

The builder was Thomas Cubitt,

the London architect and builder 

whose company built the main facade

of Buckingham Palace for the royal couple in 1847. 

   

An earlier smaller house on the site was demolished 

to make way for a new and far larger house, 

though the original entrance portico survives 

as the main gateway to the walled garden.

     

Queen Victoria died at Osborne House on 22 January 1901. 

Following her death, the house became surplus to royal requirements 

and was given to the state, 

with a few rooms being retained

as a private museum to Queen Victoria. 

 

From 1903 until 1921 it was used as a junior officer training college

for the Royal Navy

known as the Royal Naval College, Osborne. 

 

In 1998 training programmes consolidated

at the Britannia Royal Naval College

now at Dartmouth, thus vacating Osborne House. 

The House is now open to the public for tours.

  

  

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Source:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osborne_House

  

  

ISLE OF WIGHT, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
Photo by Leandra Bischofberger on Unsplash

  

 

ISLE OF WIGHT is a beautiful piece of ENGLISH COUNTRYSIDE.

This island is best explored during the BRITISH summer months

as the sun, sand, and sea are surely not going to disappoint you.

   

On top of those,

there are several festivals such as

MUSIC FESTIVALS, BOAT RACES, etc.

   

ISLE OF WIGHT is so cute (lol)

that you can drive around the ISLAND (or  BUS TRIP) on a single day.

   

We recommend you spend at least 3 days in the island

to soak in that ISLAND LIFE

and shed away your MAINLAND NERVES

which we know you have an abundance of (:)

   

In case you are travelling by car (or any private means)

you can check online which ferry to board

because there is a roll-on roll-off ferry service available.

It would be calling in PORTSMOUTH– not sure.

   

For FOOT PASSENGERS

you can either board the ferry (from PORTSMOUTH or SOUTHAMPTON?)

or via the HOVERCRAFT, which a lot of adventurers

and mainland workers take. 

 

One word of caution, as you are in the UK,

you always need to check the WEATHER FORECAST

well ahead of your trip.

 

Nothing more spoils an ISLAND DREAM GETAWAY

than a ROTTEN WEATHER

and a ROTTEN COMPANION.

We DON’T WANT NONE OF THOSE LOL

    

 

So ENJOY!

   

 

As Always- STAY ZEN! BE ZEN!

   

 

Check where to stay in ISLE OF WIGHT

   

   

 

OSBORNE:
ENGLISH HERITAGE

OSBORNE HOUSE:
PORTRAITS & PAINTINGS

    

Shop ISLE OF WIGHT PAINTINGS here. 

    

Larger than Life Portrait of a Young Queen Victoria
Family Portrait of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert
One of the Royal Children. Engraved on the frame: E. WINTERHALTER | PRINCE PHILIP OF WURTEMBERG | 1841
One of the Royal Children. Engraved on Frame: E. WINTERHALTER | PRINCESS CHARLOTTE OF BELGIUM | 1842
Above: INDIAN IMPERIAL TIES. Engraved on Frame: MAHARAJAH SIR PARTAS SINGH | 1857
INDIAN IMPERIAL TIES. THE MAJARAJAH DULEEP SINGH
The Young Royal Family. Portrait in Opulent Larger than Life Gilt Frame.
No expense spared in this room. Ceiling works are extremely ornate and MAXIMALIST, typical of the VICTORIAN ERA.
Alexandra of Denmark was Queen of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions
and Empress of India from 1901 to 1910 as the wife of King-Emperor Edward VII.
Source: Wikipedia
A Sweet and Delicate Young Queen.
Visitors admire the Portrait of the Young Royal Family

OSBORNE HOUSE:
ART COLLECTION

Busts and Statues are a common feature of the OSBORNE HOUSE Collection.
They were either gifted or were purchased on deep Imperial Pockets.
A Lifesize EGYPTIAN Marble Statue
A Larger than Life Statue of a Lady Angel

OSBORNE HOUSE:
STATE ROOMS & FAMILY ROOMS

A Glass Dome features as a CENTREPIECE of the table.

This carved giltwood French sofa is sometimes known as an assemblage

It is formed by combining two one-seater elements 

with a two-seater settee to form a three-section seating unit. 

Both elegant and comfortable

this example features Rococo Revival giltwood cresting 

outlining the padded back and seats 

and also has scrolled arms with padded elbow rests

The 19th-century French cabinet-makers’ 

predilection for giltwood and light-coloured upholstery 

gave their Rococo Revival sofas a lightness and playfulness

that was in marked contrast to the heavy, 

often over-extravagant Rococo Revival sofas 

produced at the same time in Britain and the USA. 

  

VALUE: £4000-£6000

   

 

SOURCE: MILLER’S ANTIQUES ENCYCLOPEDIA, 2002 EDITION,

PUBLISHED BY CHANCELLOR PRESS, LONDON.

 

The room is heavy with Valuable Art, Furnitures, and Luxurious Furnishings.
A Grand Crystal Chandelier brings this room to life!
Mini Version of Table and Chairs for the Royal Children.
Wash Bowls and Jugs can be seen everywhere in this bedroom.
Glass Domes are also typical VICTORIAN Ornaments.
Cots / Cribs sit side by side in this Royal Nursery.
Note how every available space is utilised in this room.
Maximalist Interiors are quintessentially VICTORIAN.
This is the DURBAR ROOM.
This is where the Head of the BRITISH EMPIRE Empress & Queen entertains her Imperial Guests.
The Feel and Decor of the room have heavy influence of Indian Aesthetics.
This is not unusual as the EMPRESS OF INDIA Queen Victoria have heavy ties with the Maharajahs of India.

OSBORNE HOUSE:
GROUNDS & GARDENS

The View from the House is Breathtaking.
If the view gives you more of Mediterranean Vibe because it does,
it was because PRINCE ALBERT designed the place and wanted to replicate
the Feel of the Italian PALAZZOS of the Mediterranean.

OSBORNE HOUSE:
QUEEN VICTORIA'S BEACH

This was Queen Victoria's Private Bathing Wagon.
This would have been wheeled out to sea when the Queen
wants to have a dip as any self-respecting Lady
would not wish to be seen in the Open Sea
with just their bathing suits / clothes on.
That is History anyway.

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