#AtoZChallenge H – Hampton Court

I took some lovely photos on my visit to this wonderful Royal Palace over the Easter holidays. It was a great family day out, filled with history and fun.

At times I was choked thinking about the people who had lived their often short lives at the palace. I came away wanting  to read and absorb every Hilary Mantel and Philippa Gregory book. I haven’t read any before, but my beta readers rave about them, and I really would like to see the past brought to life on the page. (Just bought a 4 book set of P.Gregory)

I decided to keep this post visual and use my favourite shots of the day.

Impressive outside

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On the worn cobbles of the courtyard, I was transported back in time. I imaged the feet and hooves that have trodden this same path.

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Couple of close ups

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Inside

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I love this shot – walking into the light.

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Gardens

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These Hyacinths smelt divine.

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Meet Aragon and Matt.

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And of course, my lovely Hampton Court swan.

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Hope you’ve enjoyed your quick tour of Hampton Court Palace. It’s worth a visit if you get the chance.

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After a day of rest, I’ll be back with some Inspiration.

Check out my other AtoZ challenge posts here

 

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27 thoughts on “#AtoZChallenge H – Hampton Court

  1. Hampton Court is so great. I did the audio-tour …. There I met a servant who sneaked me into the building while a feast was prepared… One of my best memories of my visit in London. It was one of the days I had to leave London to get somewhere more calm. 😉

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  2. I’ve not been there yet but it looks wonderful and I’d love to go. I’m fascinated by the fact that the front and back look like they’re from different time periods, I saw a documentary on it :).

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  3. Pingback: Check out Suzanne Rogerson’s great snaps of Hampton Court – ReallyCoolPigeons.com

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