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Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Hampton Court (& Shadow Shot Sunday)

When we first arrived to the UK Hampton Court was on our list of places we must visit before returning home. Some 3 years later and with tickets booked back home to Sydney we realised we still hadn't made our way out to Hampton Court!

Why is it that we always leave everything to the very last minute?!?! Having unusually awesome weather here in London we finally woke up one morning and jumped on a train to Hampton Court. The sun was shining and it was actually quite hot!


We checked out the various buildings and rooms - the tudor kitchens being one of my favourite bits, cause I love to imagine all the hustle and bustle going on in those big kitchens, wood fire roasting pits and the like, when the King is in for dinner!



Stepping out into the formal gardens was really really pretty. Manicured lawns, trees and flowers of all colours surrounded us with a lovely fountain smack in the middle. The best bit was there wasn't really any restrictions on where you could walk and we could plonk ourselves right on the manicured lawns and relax for abit.


We read somewhere that Hampton Court is meant to rival Frances Versailles. Well we'll soon see as we're off to visit there this weekend!

Oh and as i'll be away this weekend i'll post my Shadow Shot for next Sunday. Here it is - some of the perfectly manicured trees at Hampton Court.


14 comments:

kim* said...

i like the trees, looks like the perfect place for a picnic.

Judi FitzPatrick said...

Hampton Court sounds like a great place to visit, and those trees (and your pic of them) are fantastic.
Enjoy your weekend in Versailles.
Peace, Judi

Morrgan said...

Oh my, those are some great photos!

High Desert Diva said...

What a lovely place.

I'll be looking forward to your Versailles photos!

Those trees do cast a perfect shadow...

T.Allen-Mercado said...

What a sweet shot; it'd be so worth the water bill if I could get my trees like that!

La Alicia said...

Love your photos. The manicured trees have me looking for a gnome or a fairy to pop out! ;)

Sandra Ree said...

What a gorgeous place! Love, love your shadow shot of the Hampton Court trees! :D

M.Kate said...

Absolutely fantastic SSS, esp the last picture :)

Rescued For You said...

Wow! Love your site! Ya don't see trees manicured like that here in Iowa!
Smiles, Lorie

Sweet Repose said...

Beautiful shot, it has always been a dream of mine to visit the estates of the English kings...what an adventure.

sharon

annette said...

Wow, what an amazing place, lucky you got there before you leave!! Extremely unusual trees and great shadows!! Enjoy this weekend in Versailles :0)

Hey Harriet said...

Oh what lovely trees! I'm wondering if they decorate them at Christmas time :)

katelynjane said...

Very cool!! I'd love to visit this castle, it's stunning!!

Gina said...

Stunning trees and shadows! :D