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Hampton Court (6): Georgian Palace

After William’s death, the British crown passed to the Hanoverians. The advent of this new royal family saw a decline in the use of Hampton Court. 133 more words


Hampton Court (5): Astronomical Clock

The clock, designed by Nicholas Cratzer and built by Nicholas Oursain, was originally installed on the gatehouse to the inner court in 1540. It is 15 foot in diameter and has 3 separate dials all rotating at different speeds. 13 more words


Hampton Court (4): Wiliam III's apartments

The accession to the throne of William III saw a programme of new royal building works including the building of Kensington Palace.

In 1689 William III commissioned Sir Christopher Wren to build a new palace wing at Hampton Court, although Wren was eventually replaced by one of his assistants as the King deemed Wren’s plans too expensive. 227 more words


Drinking Wine in London, A Lot of Champagne, Discovering Grillo

A short vacation in London.

And a lot of good wine.

I bought a bottle of “grower’s” champagne from a local Co-Op (high street grocer) which was palatable and pleasant and came through on my credit card statement at $28 Canadian.  329 more words



Nå er det et halvt år siden jeg har vært hjemme i Norge, så da gjør det godt at familien kommer på besøk her.

I oktober kom mamma og Nathalie (og minibæver i magen) på besøk. 198 more words

Hampton Court (3): Tudor State Appartments

The highlight of the remaining Tudor State apartments is undoubtedly the Great Hall.

Next to the Great Hall is the waiting chamber , where people waited for the chance to be able to talk with the King. 111 more words


The historic Hogsmill river

Documented evidence from 1253 indicates that then the southern boundary of Kingston was considered to be the Hogsmill River. The river was named after an important local figure, John Hogg (1179), who had dealings with law, trade and industry – including water mills. 322 more words

St John's Church