OSBORNE HOUSE: SUMMER ROYAL RESIDENCE TO PRINCE ALBERT & QUEEN VICTORIA IN ISLE OF WIGHT, UNITED KINGDOM
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
The house was built between 1845 and 1851 for
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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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.
As Always- STAY ZEN! BE ZEN!
Check where to stay in ISLE OF WIGHT
PORTRAITS & PAINTINGS
STATE ROOMS & FAMILY ROOMS
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.
SOURCE: MILLER’S ANTIQUES ENCYCLOPEDIA, 2002 EDITION,
PUBLISHED BY CHANCELLOR PRESS, LONDON.