Woburn Luminaries 2015 | Woburn Abbey

November 29, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Woburn Luminaries 2015  

Luminaries Woburnensis at Woburn Abbey | Woburn Bedfordshire 
 
Woburn Luminaries 2015, the 4th year running and the 4th year I was photographing the Event for Woburn Abbey and something I am looking forward every year. 
 
The historic Woburn Abbey Gardens were again lit up after dark with lanterns and fire. Also to see on the evening the amazing Ice Art by Glacial Art, award-winning ice sculptors, commissioned  by Her Grace the Duchess of Bedford. Some lovely stalls, a local beer brewery, tasty German sausages plus mulled wine and the Woburn Sands Band were adding to the atmosphere.
 
Unfortunately the weather wasn't playing its part at this year's Woburn Luminaries and thanks to hard winds and heavy rains, lighting up candles was a bit tricky, also open fire and wind plus ice and rain are not the best friends.
 
But you can see from my photos the event was still beautiful and everyone worked very hard before and did their best on the day for all the visitors bracing the elements. So forget the bad exposed mobile phone photos you see on the internet, this is how Woburn Luminaries looked like during the night. These are the real photos from the event. 
 
Woburn Abbey, near Woburn in Bedfordshire, England, is a country house and the seat of the Duke of Bedford. Woburn Abbey was originally founded as a Cistercian abbey in 1145.
 
 
Woburn Luminaries at Woburn Abbey & Gardens | Woburn, BedfordshireWoburn Luminaries at Woburn Abbey & Gardens | Woburn, BedfordshireLuminaries Woburnensis at Woburn Abbey Garden’s

www.woburnabbey.co.uk

Illuminating Woburn’s stunning Abbey Gardens after dark, an evening of enchantment and adventure. With the historic gardens taking on a whole new look thanks to the warm glow of the lights, experience the historic gardens aglow with the light of the luminaria lanterns, be entranced by ethereal sculptures, lose yourself in the labyrinth and watch award-winning ice sculptors create works of art.

Award-winning ice sculptors, commissioned especially for the event by Her Grace the Duchess of Bedford, createing magnificent ice sculptures.

This unique experience will kick off with an exclusive glimpse of the Chinese Dairy – usually out of bounds to the public – where you will be launch a lotus flower lantern out onto the lake on arrival to create a stunning spectacle.

Woburn Abbey, near Woburn in Bedfordshire, England, is a country house and the seat of the Duke of Bedford.
Woburn Abbey, comprising Woburn Park and its buildings, was originally founded as a Cistercian abbey in 1145.
Taken from its monastic residents by Henry VIII and given to John Russell, 1st Earl of Bedford in 1547, it became the seat of the Russell Family and the Dukes of Bedford.
The Abbey was largely rebuilt starting in 1744 by the architects Henry Flitcroft and Henry Holland for the 4th Duke.
Anna Maria, the wife of the 7th Duke, originated the afternoon tea ritual in 19th-century England.
The art collection of the Duke of Bedford, is amongst the finest in private hands, and encompasses a wide range of western artwork. The holdings, comprise some 250 paintings, including works by Rubens, Van Dyck, Canaletto (24 paintings (View of the Entrance to the Venetian Arsenal, c. 1732 - one of Canaletto's greatest works)) and Velasquez.
Woburn Luminaries at Woburn Abbey & Gardens | Woburn, BedfordshireWoburn Luminaries at Woburn Abbey & Gardens | Woburn, BedfordshireLuminaries Woburnensis at Woburn Abbey Garden’s

www.woburnabbey.co.uk

Illuminating Woburn’s stunning Abbey Gardens after dark, an evening of enchantment and adventure. With the historic gardens taking on a whole new look thanks to the warm glow of the lights, experience the historic gardens aglow with the light of the luminaria lanterns, be entranced by ethereal sculptures, lose yourself in the labyrinth and watch award-winning ice sculptors create works of art.

Award-winning ice sculptors, commissioned especially for the event by Her Grace the Duchess of Bedford, createing magnificent ice sculptures.

This unique experience will kick off with an exclusive glimpse of the Chinese Dairy – usually out of bounds to the public – where you will be launch a lotus flower lantern out onto the lake on arrival to create a stunning spectacle.

Woburn Abbey, near Woburn in Bedfordshire, England, is a country house and the seat of the Duke of Bedford.
Woburn Abbey, comprising Woburn Park and its buildings, was originally founded as a Cistercian abbey in 1145.
Taken from its monastic residents by Henry VIII and given to John Russell, 1st Earl of Bedford in 1547, it became the seat of the Russell Family and the Dukes of Bedford.
The Abbey was largely rebuilt starting in 1744 by the architects Henry Flitcroft and Henry Holland for the 4th Duke.
Anna Maria, the wife of the 7th Duke, originated the afternoon tea ritual in 19th-century England.
The art collection of the Duke of Bedford, is amongst the finest in private hands, and encompasses a wide range of western artwork. The holdings, comprise some 250 paintings, including works by Rubens, Van Dyck, Canaletto (24 paintings (View of the Entrance to the Venetian Arsenal, c. 1732 - one of Canaletto's greatest works)) and Velasquez.
Woburn Luminaries at Woburn Abbey & Gardens | Woburn, BedfordshireWoburn Luminaries at Woburn Abbey & Gardens | Woburn, BedfordshireLuminaries Woburnensis at Woburn Abbey Garden’s

www.woburnabbey.co.uk

Illuminating Woburn’s stunning Abbey Gardens after dark, an evening of enchantment and adventure. With the historic gardens taking on a whole new look thanks to the warm glow of the lights, experience the historic gardens aglow with the light of the luminaria lanterns, be entranced by ethereal sculptures, lose yourself in the labyrinth and watch award-winning ice sculptors create works of art.

Award-winning ice sculptors, commissioned especially for the event by Her Grace the Duchess of Bedford, createing magnificent ice sculptures.

This unique experience will kick off with an exclusive glimpse of the Chinese Dairy – usually out of bounds to the public – where you will be launch a lotus flower lantern out onto the lake on arrival to create a stunning spectacle.

Woburn Abbey, near Woburn in Bedfordshire, England, is a country house and the seat of the Duke of Bedford.
Woburn Abbey, comprising Woburn Park and its buildings, was originally founded as a Cistercian abbey in 1145.
Taken from its monastic residents by Henry VIII and given to John Russell, 1st Earl of Bedford in 1547, it became the seat of the Russell Family and the Dukes of Bedford.
The Abbey was largely rebuilt starting in 1744 by the architects Henry Flitcroft and Henry Holland for the 4th Duke.
Anna Maria, the wife of the 7th Duke, originated the afternoon tea ritual in 19th-century England.
The art collection of the Duke of Bedford, is amongst the finest in private hands, and encompasses a wide range of western artwork. The holdings, comprise some 250 paintings, including works by Rubens, Van Dyck, Canaletto (24 paintings (View of the Entrance to the Venetian Arsenal, c. 1732 - one of Canaletto's greatest works)) and Velasquez.
Woburn Luminaries at Woburn Abbey & Gardens | Woburn, BedfordshireWoburn Luminaries at Woburn Abbey & Gardens | Woburn, BedfordshireLuminaries Woburnensis at Woburn Abbey Garden’s

www.woburnabbey.co.uk

Illuminating Woburn’s stunning Abbey Gardens after dark, an evening of enchantment and adventure. With the historic gardens taking on a whole new look thanks to the warm glow of the lights, experience the historic gardens aglow with the light of the luminaria lanterns, be entranced by ethereal sculptures, lose yourself in the labyrinth and watch award-winning ice sculptors create works of art.

Award-winning ice sculptors, commissioned especially for the event by Her Grace the Duchess of Bedford, createing magnificent ice sculptures.

This unique experience will kick off with an exclusive glimpse of the Chinese Dairy – usually out of bounds to the public – where you will be launch a lotus flower lantern out onto the lake on arrival to create a stunning spectacle.

Woburn Abbey, near Woburn in Bedfordshire, England, is a country house and the seat of the Duke of Bedford.
Woburn Abbey, comprising Woburn Park and its buildings, was originally founded as a Cistercian abbey in 1145.
Taken from its monastic residents by Henry VIII and given to John Russell, 1st Earl of Bedford in 1547, it became the seat of the Russell Family and the Dukes of Bedford.
The Abbey was largely rebuilt starting in 1744 by the architects Henry Flitcroft and Henry Holland for the 4th Duke.
Anna Maria, the wife of the 7th Duke, originated the afternoon tea ritual in 19th-century England.
The art collection of the Duke of Bedford, is amongst the finest in private hands, and encompasses a wide range of western artwork. The holdings, comprise some 250 paintings, including works by Rubens, Van Dyck, Canaletto (24 paintings (View of the Entrance to the Venetian Arsenal, c. 1732 - one of Canaletto's greatest works)) and Velasquez.
Woburn Luminaries at Woburn Abbey & Gardens | Woburn, BedfordshireWoburn Luminaries at Woburn Abbey & Gardens | Woburn, BedfordshireLuminaries Woburnensis at Woburn Abbey Garden’s

www.woburnabbey.co.uk

Illuminating Woburn’s stunning Abbey Gardens after dark, an evening of enchantment and adventure. With the historic gardens taking on a whole new look thanks to the warm glow of the lights, experience the historic gardens aglow with the light of the luminaria lanterns, be entranced by ethereal sculptures, lose yourself in the labyrinth and watch award-winning ice sculptors create works of art.

Award-winning ice sculptors, commissioned especially for the event by Her Grace the Duchess of Bedford, createing magnificent ice sculptures.

This unique experience will kick off with an exclusive glimpse of the Chinese Dairy – usually out of bounds to the public – where you will be launch a lotus flower lantern out onto the lake on arrival to create a stunning spectacle.

Woburn Abbey, near Woburn in Bedfordshire, England, is a country house and the seat of the Duke of Bedford.
Woburn Abbey, comprising Woburn Park and its buildings, was originally founded as a Cistercian abbey in 1145.
Taken from its monastic residents by Henry VIII and given to John Russell, 1st Earl of Bedford in 1547, it became the seat of the Russell Family and the Dukes of Bedford.
The Abbey was largely rebuilt starting in 1744 by the architects Henry Flitcroft and Henry Holland for the 4th Duke.
Anna Maria, the wife of the 7th Duke, originated the afternoon tea ritual in 19th-century England.
The art collection of the Duke of Bedford, is amongst the finest in private hands, and encompasses a wide range of western artwork. The holdings, comprise some 250 paintings, including works by Rubens, Van Dyck, Canaletto (24 paintings (View of the Entrance to the Venetian Arsenal, c. 1732 - one of Canaletto's greatest works)) and Velasquez.
Woburn Luminaries at Woburn Abbey & Gardens | Woburn, BedfordshireWoburn Luminaries at Woburn Abbey & Gardens | Woburn, BedfordshireLuminaries Woburnensis at Woburn Abbey Garden’s

www.woburnabbey.co.uk

Illuminating Woburn’s stunning Abbey Gardens after dark, an evening of enchantment and adventure. With the historic gardens taking on a whole new look thanks to the warm glow of the lights, experience the historic gardens aglow with the light of the luminaria lanterns, be entranced by ethereal sculptures, lose yourself in the labyrinth and watch award-winning ice sculptors create works of art.

Award-winning ice sculptors, commissioned especially for the event by Her Grace the Duchess of Bedford, createing magnificent ice sculptures.

This unique experience will kick off with an exclusive glimpse of the Chinese Dairy – usually out of bounds to the public – where you will be launch a lotus flower lantern out onto the lake on arrival to create a stunning spectacle.

Woburn Abbey, near Woburn in Bedfordshire, England, is a country house and the seat of the Duke of Bedford.
Woburn Abbey, comprising Woburn Park and its buildings, was originally founded as a Cistercian abbey in 1145.
Taken from its monastic residents by Henry VIII and given to John Russell, 1st Earl of Bedford in 1547, it became the seat of the Russell Family and the Dukes of Bedford.
The Abbey was largely rebuilt starting in 1744 by the architects Henry Flitcroft and Henry Holland for the 4th Duke.
Anna Maria, the wife of the 7th Duke, originated the afternoon tea ritual in 19th-century England.
The art collection of the Duke of Bedford, is amongst the finest in private hands, and encompasses a wide range of western artwork. The holdings, comprise some 250 paintings, including works by Rubens, Van Dyck, Canaletto (24 paintings (View of the Entrance to the Venetian Arsenal, c. 1732 - one of Canaletto's greatest works)) and Velasquez.
Woburn Luminaries at Woburn Abbey & Gardens | Woburn, BedfordshireWoburn Luminaries at Woburn Abbey & Gardens | Woburn, BedfordshireLuminaries Woburnensis at Woburn Abbey Garden’s

www.woburnabbey.co.uk

Illuminating Woburn’s stunning Abbey Gardens after dark, an evening of enchantment and adventure. With the historic gardens taking on a whole new look thanks to the warm glow of the lights, experience the historic gardens aglow with the light of the luminaria lanterns, be entranced by ethereal sculptures, lose yourself in the labyrinth and watch award-winning ice sculptors create works of art.

Award-winning ice sculptors, commissioned especially for the event by Her Grace the Duchess of Bedford, createing magnificent ice sculptures.

This unique experience will kick off with an exclusive glimpse of the Chinese Dairy – usually out of bounds to the public – where you will be launch a lotus flower lantern out onto the lake on arrival to create a stunning spectacle.

Woburn Abbey, near Woburn in Bedfordshire, England, is a country house and the seat of the Duke of Bedford.
Woburn Abbey, comprising Woburn Park and its buildings, was originally founded as a Cistercian abbey in 1145.
Taken from its monastic residents by Henry VIII and given to John Russell, 1st Earl of Bedford in 1547, it became the seat of the Russell Family and the Dukes of Bedford.
The Abbey was largely rebuilt starting in 1744 by the architects Henry Flitcroft and Henry Holland for the 4th Duke.
Anna Maria, the wife of the 7th Duke, originated the afternoon tea ritual in 19th-century England.
The art collection of the Duke of Bedford, is amongst the finest in private hands, and encompasses a wide range of western artwork. The holdings, comprise some 250 paintings, including works by Rubens, Van Dyck, Canaletto (24 paintings (View of the Entrance to the Venetian Arsenal, c. 1732 - one of Canaletto's greatest works)) and Velasquez.
Woburn Luminaries at Woburn Abbey & Gardens | Woburn, BedfordshireWoburn Luminaries at Woburn Abbey & Gardens | Woburn, BedfordshireLuminaries Woburnensis at Woburn Abbey Garden’s

www.woburnabbey.co.uk

Illuminating Woburn’s stunning Abbey Gardens after dark, an evening of enchantment and adventure. With the historic gardens taking on a whole new look thanks to the warm glow of the lights, experience the historic gardens aglow with the light of the luminaria lanterns, be entranced by ethereal sculptures, lose yourself in the labyrinth and watch award-winning ice sculptors create works of art.

Award-winning ice sculptors, commissioned especially for the event by Her Grace the Duchess of Bedford, createing magnificent ice sculptures.

This unique experience will kick off with an exclusive glimpse of the Chinese Dairy – usually out of bounds to the public – where you will be launch a lotus flower lantern out onto the lake on arrival to create a stunning spectacle.

Woburn Abbey, near Woburn in Bedfordshire, England, is a country house and the seat of the Duke of Bedford.
Woburn Abbey, comprising Woburn Park and its buildings, was originally founded as a Cistercian abbey in 1145.
Taken from its monastic residents by Henry VIII and given to John Russell, 1st Earl of Bedford in 1547, it became the seat of the Russell Family and the Dukes of Bedford.
The Abbey was largely rebuilt starting in 1744 by the architects Henry Flitcroft and Henry Holland for the 4th Duke.
Anna Maria, the wife of the 7th Duke, originated the afternoon tea ritual in 19th-century England.
The art collection of the Duke of Bedford, is amongst the finest in private hands, and encompasses a wide range of western artwork. The holdings, comprise some 250 paintings, including works by Rubens, Van Dyck, Canaletto (24 paintings (View of the Entrance to the Venetian Arsenal, c. 1732 - one of Canaletto's greatest works)) and Velasquez.
Woburn Luminaries at Woburn Abbey & Gardens | Woburn, BedfordshireWoburn Luminaries at Woburn Abbey & Gardens | Woburn, BedfordshireLuminaries Woburnensis at Woburn Abbey Garden’s

www.woburnabbey.co.uk

Illuminating Woburn’s stunning Abbey Gardens after dark, an evening of enchantment and adventure. With the historic gardens taking on a whole new look thanks to the warm glow of the lights, experience the historic gardens aglow with the light of the luminaria lanterns, be entranced by ethereal sculptures, lose yourself in the labyrinth and watch award-winning ice sculptors create works of art.

Award-winning ice sculptors, commissioned especially for the event by Her Grace the Duchess of Bedford, createing magnificent ice sculptures.

This unique experience will kick off with an exclusive glimpse of the Chinese Dairy – usually out of bounds to the public – where you will be launch a lotus flower lantern out onto the lake on arrival to create a stunning spectacle.

Woburn Abbey, near Woburn in Bedfordshire, England, is a country house and the seat of the Duke of Bedford.
Woburn Abbey, comprising Woburn Park and its buildings, was originally founded as a Cistercian abbey in 1145.
Taken from its monastic residents by Henry VIII and given to John Russell, 1st Earl of Bedford in 1547, it became the seat of the Russell Family and the Dukes of Bedford.
The Abbey was largely rebuilt starting in 1744 by the architects Henry Flitcroft and Henry Holland for the 4th Duke.
Anna Maria, the wife of the 7th Duke, originated the afternoon tea ritual in 19th-century England.
The art collection of the Duke of Bedford, is amongst the finest in private hands, and encompasses a wide range of western artwork. The holdings, comprise some 250 paintings, including works by Rubens, Van Dyck, Canaletto (24 paintings (View of the Entrance to the Venetian Arsenal, c. 1732 - one of Canaletto's greatest works)) and Velasquez.
Woburn Luminaries at Woburn Abbey & Gardens | Woburn, BedfordshireWoburn Luminaries at Woburn Abbey & Gardens | Woburn, BedfordshireLuminaries Woburnensis at Woburn Abbey Garden’s

www.woburnabbey.co.uk

Illuminating Woburn’s stunning Abbey Gardens after dark, an evening of enchantment and adventure. With the historic gardens taking on a whole new look thanks to the warm glow of the lights, experience the historic gardens aglow with the light of the luminaria lanterns, be entranced by ethereal sculptures, lose yourself in the labyrinth and watch award-winning ice sculptors create works of art.

Award-winning ice sculptors, commissioned especially for the event by Her Grace the Duchess of Bedford, createing magnificent ice sculptures.

This unique experience will kick off with an exclusive glimpse of the Chinese Dairy – usually out of bounds to the public – where you will be launch a lotus flower lantern out onto the lake on arrival to create a stunning spectacle.

Woburn Abbey, near Woburn in Bedfordshire, England, is a country house and the seat of the Duke of Bedford.
Woburn Abbey, comprising Woburn Park and its buildings, was originally founded as a Cistercian abbey in 1145.
Taken from its monastic residents by Henry VIII and given to John Russell, 1st Earl of Bedford in 1547, it became the seat of the Russell Family and the Dukes of Bedford.
The Abbey was largely rebuilt starting in 1744 by the architects Henry Flitcroft and Henry Holland for the 4th Duke.
Anna Maria, the wife of the 7th Duke, originated the afternoon tea ritual in 19th-century England.
The art collection of the Duke of Bedford, is amongst the finest in private hands, and encompasses a wide range of western artwork. The holdings, comprise some 250 paintings, including works by Rubens, Van Dyck, Canaletto (24 paintings (View of the Entrance to the Venetian Arsenal, c. 1732 - one of Canaletto's greatest works)) and Velasquez.
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