Sunday, July 27, 2008

Hampton Court Palace

On this muggy, warm Sunday I decided to revisit Hampton Court Palace. I was last there on a cold November day in 1989. Easily accessible by train about 45 minutes from Waterloo station, Hampton Court sits upriver on the Thames, where it starts to be more the gentle, pastoral river we might imagine from romantic 19th century novels.

The front of the palace with its sweeping front lawn.

The famous astrological clock.

An impressive staircase mural that blends wall with ceiling.

The manicured grounds, which also features a popular maze (which frankly is not as interesting as I had imagined).