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Kensington Palace

17 pics.  From Queensway Underground station, across the main road, through the main gates and along the broad avenue facing south through Kensington Gardens.  After a short walk, a small clock tower and the Elfin Oak ⇐ can be seen on the right.  A little further on, also on the right, is Kensington Palace.  The palace was built in 1605.  More of its history, from Wiki, can be found here ⇐.  The official website, with admission prices etc, can be found here ⇐.

Non-commercial photography is permitted but the lighting is dim and there is a certain amount of glare. As a result it was necessary to use a higher ISO setting than I would normally wish and gives a brighter impression than is really the case.  Nevertheless, if you like old houses, it is the most atmospheric that I have come across so far.

It is well worth using the map, provided with your ticket, and finding the Queen’s rooms. They are located behind a large wooden door and you may have to ask an attendant for access.  However, the staff are very friendly, informative and helpful.

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Kensington Palace Ceiling

 

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Kensington Palace Room

 

Kensington Palace Shadow Dancers

If you wait a little while, the shadow will dance accompanied by the sound of shoes upon the hard wood floor and occasionally a little music.

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Above is Princess Amelia, a favourite daughter of George III.   The shadow dancers will occasionally move into each others space and dance together.

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One can only wonder at how many, during the long past, have gazed at this view from the window and of their thoughts and dreams.  You might spare a moment to join them.

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And, hats off to the artisans who built this for their skill and diligence.

You might also like to see some of Kensington Gardens Flowers ⇐ or perhaps what the local Water Fowl ⇐ do for fun.

6 responses

  1. Magnificently captured with the photos!

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    December 8, 2014 at 00:52

  2. Those interiors are just magnificent!

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    December 9, 2014 at 05:45

    • It’s a pity that so few places permit photography but it has been interesting finding them. 🙂

      Glad you enjoyed. 🙂

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      December 9, 2014 at 08:01

  3. The third photo and the dresses are what captured me the most, but they are all stunning!

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    July 13, 2015 at 22:37

    • Thank you. You might have noticed from the glare that it was a bit of a ^£%*@ to photograph, but worth the effort. 🙂

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      July 14, 2015 at 12:10

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