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.
Decorative plaster at Harvard House, Stratford-upon-Avon. Photo May 2015.
As promised back in Picture of the Week #634, here’s a close-up of the plasterwork in the dining room of Harvard House.
Tower of St. Mary’s Church, Bury St. Edmunds. Photo May 2015.
Another view of the English Royal Arms above the grave of Catherine of Aragon at Peterborough Cathedral. Photo May 2015.
The Garrick Inn, Stratford-upon-Avon. Photo May 2015.
Framlingham Castle. Photo May 2015.
Sorry I missed posting last week! I was finishing up my move across town and wasn’t able to sit down and prep an image to post.
Leicester’s Gatehouse at Kenilworth Castle. Photo May 2015.
Entrance to Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk. Photo May 2015.
Pond gardens at Hampton Court Palace. Photo May 2015.
This is the other garden next to the Pond Garden I posted in Picture of the Week #439 and looking back towards the Palace so you can see Mary II’s Orangery. These sunken areas were fish ponds in Tudor times and then were drained and made into gardens under William & Mary.
Garden center at Castle Acre Priory, Norfolk. Photo May 2015.
This is another view of the garden that I showed in Picture of the Week #608. I said then that if I had a house with a yard, I would do something like that and… well… I’m about to move back into a house with a yard. I’m pretty sure I won’t be able to started until next fall/winter (summer is too hot in Texas for a lot of landscaping!) but I’m definitely planning to get some gardens going!
Lupines in the gardens at Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, Shottery, near Stratford-upon-Avon. Photo May 2015.
Windsor Castle. Photo May 2015.