Cliveden House was built more than 300 years ago by the Duke of Buckinghamshire.The fame of Cliveden skyrocketed when it was purchased by William Waldorf Astor, in 1893 the richest man in America. Apparently, Queen Victoria was not well pleased. Astor gave it to his son and daughter-in-law, Waldorf and Nancy Astor, who turned it into one of the early 20th century's most important political salons.
1973 Album cover shoot for Aladdin Sane, photographed by Brian Duffy. The lightning bolt represented the duality of the mind, although Bowie later explained that the "lad insane" of the album's title track was inspired by his brother Terry, who was diagnosed as a schizophrenic. Photo By Brian Duffy