So – yet again -, this is not the post what I want to publish for 2 days now, but still couldn’t finish. It’s something different, not so fashion related (has my outfit of the day though!) but nice enough to share. Also maybe this post, with full of pictures and less text is better for a lazy Sunday evening, isn’t it? I think so. 🙂
Anyway, we had a beautiful and warm summery day and took many pictures, so it wasn’t easy to pick just a few and I couldn’t do it either as you’ll see 37 photos in total :), but still these are the pictures which are my favorites due to the object or just because I think it’s nice or interesting. Enjoy!
The main entrance with a lion and unicorn. I loved the view already, especially the dozens of chimneys. As you can see the weather was great too.
And of course my outfit; summery ensemble with the same tee that I wore in the Wetland Centre, Levi’s cutoffs and high top Converse. But note the roses in the background too. 🙂
We started on the north side of the court (actually in the cafeteria, but that’s not so interesting I imagine). There’s a Rose Garden and Kitchen Garden too, but one of my favorites on this side was the Magic Garden, which is quite new, but the best for families and children. Almost like a beach but with dragons and little or bigger tents. The children were clearly enjoying themselves (and this is just
the best a part of it).
Going towards The Wilderness and having some fun (which resulted a nasty bruise on my knee, lol, I can’t even recall when was the last time I collected a booboo. 🙂
In the Maze. It was not so complicated but fun nonetheless.
One of the most interesting parts was Henry VIII’s Kitchens. Yes, in plural. I didn’t count how many room we’re talking about, but there was a lot.
The ingredients were eggs, herbs, flour and lots of meat, to make breads, roast meat and meaty pies.
Going further there was the Wine Cellar (of course) and the Chapel Royal. On the picture you can see the Fountain Court.
The Georgian Story with paper animal centrepieces and clothes (too bad they’re not real or at least realistic copies of the real deals).
William III’s Apartments with huge beds. I love the warming pan is still on the bed on the left hand side. 🙂
The Clock Court, in our way to Henry VIII’s Apartments.
And Henry himself.
The Great Fountain Garden…
With a cool succulent statue of Henry VIII’s again, and where we spent some quality time on the lawn, strictly without shoes (my feet started to hurt at this point). 🙂
Swans are everywhere in London and Hampton Court is no exception, but we saw deers as well in the Home Park.
The Privy Garden, on the southern part of the court.
And the Pond Gardens with the Banqueting House in the background.
A nice apple tree, full with apples. The view from the Banqueting House. I still love the chimneys. 🙂
And finally the Great Vine. It was planted in 1768 and it still produces grapes every year!
A glamorised image of harvesting from the 50s, when it was only logical to harvest in summer dresses and heels. Nice one! 🙂
Phew, that was it. Actually we could spend even more time there, but around 5 PM we were kicked off. 🙂 It’s a huge place with a lots of interesting things, especially if you love history and/or parks and gardens. Yet another place worthy to visit in London (in late spring, summer or early fall I guess).
Hope you enjoyed it!