I’m not a big fan of the winter months. I don’t mind the cold too much, but the lack of daylight hours and sunshine, gets me down a bit. I’m at my most happy spending hours outdoors wearing pretty dresses and enjoying the fresh air. In the winter I usually feel like hibernating and I spend far too much time indoors. In an effort to stop myself getting into a funk, I decided to go out and get some air today. So I headed to Hampton Court, one of the most spectacular palaces in England and home to many of England’s former Kings and Queens.
I headed to Hampton Court for several reasons. Firstly I have a membership, so I don’t have to pay every time I visit. Secondly it offers a great mix of, history, heritage and beautiful gardens to walk around and explore. Thirdly my brother works there as a curator, so I get to catch up with him and enjoy a spot of lunch. It was lovely going in the winter, during the week because the palace was quite quiet and I had a lot of the rooms to myself. It was so quiet I could hear the clocks ticking and appreciate the music playing in the background without other people being there.
I headed off, camera in hand and spent a lovely few hours taking in the beautiful architecture and breathing in some much needed fresh air. I feel so much better for it. I thought for todays post, it would be nice to share a few of the pictures I took today. I’ve been so often that I didn’t take any pictures of the exterior of the palace itself, although I’m sure there are some on the blog somewhere if you look hard enough.
I hope you like these pictures. I took loads more, but I’ll save them for another day. I’m going to make more effort to take a few hours to myself every now and then, especially if it means visiting beautiful places. What do you do when you need a break?
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