Söder Estate, garden façade
Söder Estate, showing — a remarkable coincidence — precisely the rounded green area, the pasturing sheep, and the water feature (essentially a moat) about which Caroline writes:
“Before the house especially [i.e., on the garden side], there is an infinitely, horribly large, round, green area surrounded by a water feature where white lambs graze, which are then multiplied in the reflections in all the mirrors of the transparent house, and when the sunshine is added to all this, it seems as if one is standing in a grand crystal delicately beveled on all sides.”
Line drawing privately owned by Jobst-Heinrich Lampe, Schloss Söder; illustration reproduced in Stefanie Anders, “Schloss Söder 1742–1796. Baugeschichtliche Studien zu einem repräsentativen Landsitz der Familie von Brabeck im Fürstbistum Hildesheim,” diss. Osnabrück (2011). With the kind permission of Jobst-Hienrich Lampe, Schloss Söder.