Tatton Gardens: The Lily Pond
Tatton Gardens: Golden Brook
Japanese Garden: Cranes. Cranes are a symbol of good fortune and longevity, both of which appear to have been bestowed on the Tattons since they planted their metallic birds in the water a century ago.
Japanse Garden: Lily Reflections. This shot captures some of the tranquility of the Japanese Garden on a hot June day.
Tatton Gardens: Lilies in the Japanese Garden
Japanse Garden: Kwanon Stone. Don't be too hard on this lump of rock because it honours the benevolence of Kwanon, the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy. Incidentally this was shot on a Canon camera who originally launched with the name 'Kwanon'.
Japanse Garden: Zig-Zag bridge. Devils and Spirits can only walk in straight lines, so the zig-zag bridge enables you to shake them off if they are chasing you.
Japanese Garden: Paths. The white chipping paths ensure that the Japanese Garden is safe to walk in day or in night, but I wouldn't try to get in after 6pm as Tatton Security won't be so tranquil !
Japanese Garden: Flying Goose Bridge. Another device to ward of enemies as this bridge can only be crossed in single file and riders must dismount because the slopes will spook a horse. Also known as the 'almond eye bridge' because when reflected in the water, as in my lovely shot(!) it shows an almond-shaped eye.
Honda NSX. Late model NSX had these 'open' xenon headlamps, the earlier models had pop-up lamps. Chief Designer for the Honda NSX was Nicholas Zander and the engineer was Shigeru Uehara.
Honda NSX. Like its inspirational Ferrari 328/348, the Honda NSX tail features a mid-mounted engine. The Prancing Horse gave its Berlinettas a V8 engine, whereas the silver 'H' made do with a VTEC V6 of 3.0litres (3.2litres in late models)
Honda NSX. Developed from 1984-91 the NSX was targetted at the Ferrari 328 and 348 buyers, but failed to catch on; 18600 NSX were sold against 17000 Ferraris, but that doesn't include the Ferrari 360 models which were on sale in the last years of the NSX.
Honda NSX. The Honda NSX (New Sportscar eXperimental) was available from 1991 after having been in development since 1984.
Honda NSX. Yes, it's a Honda, or an Acura if you lived in North America.