Travel: Blenheim palace, a stroll back in time…

marte_marie_forsberg_20130314IMG_4308These last weeks have gone by in a whirlwind of a speed.

Iceland (here and here) feels like a dream and I still have loads of photographs to go through.

I did a story for a Norwegian food magazine right after I came back from Iceland and before heading off to London where I had a photo-shoot and interview with Julian Biggs the global creative chef for Bill Granger.

I love when work becomes a treat, and I´m constantly inspired by the wonderful creatives I meet and get to work with.

Then finally, my english gentleman and I went on a well needed three day getaway to the Cotswolds.

You seriously need to put that area on your list of places to visit.

We lounged in charming tea rooms, strolled the cobbled stone streets, went to Cheltenham for a horse race, went antique shopping in Tetbury and dined in our thatched cottage in front of the fireplace at night.

One afternoon my english gentleman took me to majestic Blenheim palace.

As we slowly made our way through the rooms, it felt like passing through history.

Did you know that Churchill was born in one of the rooms of the palace?

It truly is an incredible place…

Many a movie has been filmed here, and the family still actually lives in parts of the Palace…

It will blow your mind…

marte_marie_forsberg_20130314IMG_4314marte_marie_forsberg_blenheim_palace_03_2013-3marte_marie_forsberg_20130314IMG_4313We gazed, held hands and took it all in with slow deep breaths.

It´s such an aw-inspiring building, and I kept thinking about that very first stone that was put in the ground to start it all off…




marte_marie_forsberg_20130314IMG_4304You can easily spend a day in Blenheim´s embrace, and when your feet are tired and your mind is buzzing from all the grandness, pop into their champagne bar or have afternoon tea in their cafe.

We upgraded our ticket to an annual pass, and I´m already planning a summer picnic on the “lawn”…





Elswhere recently:

Bon Appetit magazine  recently including me in their 8 best food accounts to follow on Pinterest. Go check out the other accounts, so many drool worthy boards!

A story I did for Pure Green magazine´s wanderlust issue just came out and was so fun to see as I photographed a beautiful bed and breakfast in England. Such a treat to work on that story.

If you follow the great site My little Paris, I’m happy to have contribute with a story on a little village in Dorset for their February issue of their print Magazine.

Love when work has me photographing such beautiful places!

Happy Tuesday!



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