Thursday, July 20, 2017

Hampton Court....

Henry VIII's majestic palace....


just a little entrance gate .....


not a very good picture but real mistletoe with berries.... (and yes, I insisted on a kiss!)


very hard to capture the scale of this place....


... and the gardens while standing at the same spot....


lots of space to go for royal strolls....


the stair case at the entrance.... those wall paintings seem 3 dimensional...


... and lots of ceiling painting too....


enormous tapestries against the walls..... 


behaviour of utmost importance!!!


enormous works of art..... 



I did get a crick neck looking up at the works....


there was lots else devoted to Henry and his many wives - very interesting.  The art and tapestries, silk covered walls etc was amazing too....

So much to take in.  Both Hubz and I do enjoy the Historical places - it's the type of place you could visit often and still see something new....

That was on our last day of our trip .... so I will be back to normal stitching posts.

Of course the main enjoyment of our holiday was with our lovely family..... very very special and just doesn't happen often enough...

Righto, Gotto Go.... creating to do!!!

10 comments:

I am said...

Good morning Fiona,wow this is an amazing place i love those paintings,gee what a big place to keep clean,lol,love those gardens i can just imagine strolling around there,thankyou for sharing my friend and yes the best part was catching up with your beautiful family xx

Raewyn said...

Fabulous Fiona - what an adventure - great that you had the time to sightsee as well as visit your loved ones. I've enjoyed your travel posts :-)

WoolenSails said...

I do love historical places, as well. I think you would need months to explore all that is there, but fun to see the places you visited.

Debbie

Jeanette said...

Lovely. What a fabulous place to visit. Hugs, xx

Jennifer said...

Very ornate.....a sensory overload! You would be scared to live in a place like that....

Michelle Ridgway said...

Oh my goodness! Amazing place. Always fascinated by Henry! The artwork must have been incredible! Loved seeing your piccies x

marina said...

Was great fun to tag along on your trip and see the sights.
Shame you couldn't book into Hampton park for a short stay, nice b&b? Lol
I thing you're regal enough....

sunny said...

How amazing to see all that beauty and history!!!

Sheila said...

I really enjoyed seeing all the amazing places you were able to visit, I love historic buildings . 💖

Jane Galley said...

hope you managed to behave yourselves while you were there :)

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