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The Great Dance

With a little music at the end, for the dance. 🙂

Once again, hats off to the builders, makers, artists and musicians.  There is also Hall Place Gardens, Hall Place Interiors and nearby Danson House.


Wild Fowl at Hall Place

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Welcome to Cray river at Hall Place park.

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Let me take you on a brief tour. Please walk this way.

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Here we have Ducksville.

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   ….  and of course our newest inhabitants.
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.. and so it’s good night from him and good night from me.  Do come again there’s loads of us, innit.  😀


Inside Hall Place

The interior of Hall Place may see a little empty at first, but it does give the impression of being recently vacated and still vibrant with the presence of it’s previous occupants.  One might imagine the graceful elegance of past days, romance and gentle intrigue.  More about Hall Place, admission and gardens can be found here.

Hall Place

Above is  a view of the hall from the side gallery and below is the musician’s gallery as seen from the floor of the main hall.

.Minstrels Gallery at Hall Place

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Hall and Chair
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Chandelier at Hall Place
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Fire Place at Hall Place
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Ceiling at Hall Place


Hall Place Gardens

Hall Place is a little north of Bexley (not Bexley Heath) to the east of London.    The gardens are free, there is a large car park, the rail station is not far away, there is small butterfly house, entrance to the hall is £8 and it makes a great day out.  The hall dates back to about 1540 and was built on the site of a manor house built about 1240.  More at The Hall Place Website,  Hall Place Interiors  and  History of Hall Place.
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Hall Place, Bexley

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Topiary at Hall Place
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The Queens Beasts

More about the Queens Beasts
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The Queen's Beasts - Topiary
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The Cray River at Hall Place
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Views at Hall Place
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Hall Place Gardens
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… and this is part of their very interesting  art gallery
Art Gallery at Hall Place

 


Butterflies at Hall Place, Bexley

The butterfly house at Hall Place is very small and hot but one can re-enter on the same £4 ticket.

This lady is definitely dressed for the summer ball.

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Chocks Away.

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The Black Night does battle with the invaders.
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The next one got away (they really won’t keep still) but the flowers are nice.
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Thank you for your visit and I hope you found it enjoyable. There will be more from the magical Hall Place later.
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Flora at Hall Place, Bexley

12 Pics – Hall Place

In the hot house and shop.

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Extraordinary Flower

This one comes in peace, offering tokens of jelly beans.

Happy is the tiger with a badger as guardian angel
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Heart of Orchid

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Snoopy Orchid

Hang on Snoopy, snoopy hang on, de dup de dup, dee do do, de dup .

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Whaaaa, surprise.

In the Garden

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She’d not pulled a double a double rose, a rose but only two, When up came young Tam Lin says “Lady pull no more.”

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In the House

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Hall Place Flowers

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Vase of Flowers in the Hall

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Thank you for visiting and there will be more about the house and gardens later.