Monday, December 19, 2011

The underwater mysteries of Witley Park

I think this classifies as a water feature ;)  The tale of Witley Park is a rather sad one and the original house was destroyed by fire in 1952, but the grounds are still kept by the original owner and the ballroom under the lake survives intact, along with other intriguing architectural delights.

The underwater ballroom in the lake of Witley Park

The only sign from above ground of the structure below is this statue in the lake:

Witley Park statue in the lake lit from below

A spiral staircase leads down to the rooms below the lake: 

Witley Park staircase