The Major Axis bisecting the Main Courtyard was the subject of last week's blogging. Today is about the Minor Axis that runs through the Water Walk, linking the Main Courtyard with the West Wing Bedroom Garden.
This minor axis runs northeast-southwest, meaning that on Midwinter Day, June 21, the rays of the rising sun fall directly along this axis.
The Minor Axis intersects with the Major Axis, at an angle of forty five degrees, in the centre of the Courtyard where a pond will eventually be built. The actual point of intersection is indicated in this photograph by the yellow circle and could be effectively highlighted by a fountain or sculpture, ideally relating to the theme of the Sun... perhaps a golden orb surrounded by mists and jets of water?