Hampton Court Kitchens. Photo May 2015.
Even with the relatively small Thanksgiving meal we had this year, I still could have used a few extra pots and cooking surfaces. Maybe not on this scale though. 🙂
Cooking fire at Mary Arden’s Farm. Photo May 2015.
Somehow we managed to skip fall here in Texas and went straight from summer to winter, so this fire looks quite cozy to me right now.
Staircase at Oxburgh Hall. Photo May 2015.
Kenilworth Castle. Photo May 2015.
Graveyard at St Michael’s, Framlingham. Photo May 2015.
Once again I tried to find something kind of Halloween-ish this year, but since I’ve never been to Britain in the fall (someday!!), I’ll have to make do with trees that have autumnal-colored new growth instead.
St. Nicholas Church, Blakeney, Norfolk, England. Photo May 2015.
This is the west tower of the church – I’ll eventually post a photo that also shows the eastern tower, which may have been used as a beacon. The church is up on a hill and it easily visible from the beach, so it’s likely this tower and/or the eastern tower were used a navigation points when the town was a very active seaport from medieval times up to the 20th century.
Garden through the hedges at Hampton Court Palace. Photo May 2015.
This is the view from the opposite side shown in Picture of the Week #702.
Reconstruction of Richard III at the Richard III Visitor Centre, Leicester, England. Photo May 2015.
I could have sworn that I had already used this photo but apparently I hadn’t so I thought I would post it today for Richard’s birthday.
Carving on the tomb of Henry Fitzroy, Duke of Richmond and Somerset at St. Michaels, Framlingham. Photo May 2015.
I know this looks like I made it a black and white photo, but I didn’t!
The Long Walk at Windsor Great Park. Photo May 2015.
Royal Standard above the Round Tower at Windsor Castle. Photo May 2015.
I was trying to think of a good picture to mark the passing of Queen Elizabeth II this past Thursday and chose another view of the Royal Standard at Windsor Castle, since both of the times I visited the castle she was in residence.
Stained glass window at Hampton Court Palace. Photo May 2015.
I need to find a good reference to all of the stained glass in the Great Hall at Hampton Court so I can remember what all I took photos of 7 years ago…
Village of Collyweston in Northamptonshire, England. Photo May 2015.
Something a little different this week – an evening view of the village and landscape out of the window of my room at The Collyweston Slater (highly recommended place to eat, drink, and/or stay if you’re in the area!). Collyweston was the site of the grand house of Margaret Beaufort, although little of it remains today. Unfortunately I didn’t really have time to explore the area but since the village was in a convenient place along the route I was driving I couldn’t resist at least staying the night there. Hopefully I’ll have a chance to get back there and explore the area a bit more.
Part of the view of the Bosworth Battlefield. Photo May 2015.
It will be no surprise to anyone who regularly follows this blog that I chose something from Bosworth today on the eve of the anniversary of the battle.
Norman keep and entrance to the Elizabethan gardens at Kenilworth Castle. Photo May 2015.
Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, Shottery, near Stratford-upon-Avon. Photo May 2015.
Since we’re in the grasp of an even-more-atrocious-than-normal Texas summer and all of our lawns are brown and crunchy, I needed to see some green! This shot of the cottage is a really hard one to get without a lot of tourists in the way, so here’s where I’ll confess to Photoshopping a couple of people out of it. Content-aware-fill FTW!
Three Lions carving at Windsor Castle. Photo May 2015.
Window at Framlingham Castle. Photo May 2015.
Even though I just used a Framlingham Castle photo in early June, I had to use one this week since it’s the anniversary of Mary I asserting her claim to the throne and ending Jane Grey’s 9-day reign. I think there is some debate about the effectiveness of the castle’s defenses (at least by the mid-16th century), but this narrow, deep-set window shows that it seems to have some defensive strengths.
Castle Acre Castle, Norfolk. Photo May 2015.
Fish Court, Hampton Court Palace. Photo May 2015.