Barbara Heninger Two-Week England Tour
Featuring London and The Lake District


August 29, 2015 through September 13, 2015
  2015, Herbert E. Lindberg

Day 5, Hampton Court Palace, Page 1 of 4

This page is part of the following day by day tour. The full tour is also given in four full-screen, high definition YouTube videos which you can jump to from Tour Videos. The pictures here allow you to focus back on specific items that interest you from the videos. The page numbers in the table below are links to jump to the page. Also,  when you are marching through all the pages you can use links at the bottom of each page to jump to the logically following page to view the entire trip in chronological order.

1. London -- Westminster, St. James's Park Page 1    Page 2
2. London -- Trafalgar Square, National Gallery
Page 1    Page 2
3. London -- Science Museum, Churchill War Rooms
Page 1 
4. London -- Thames River Cruise, Tower of London
Page 1    Page 2   Page 3
5. London, Half-hour Train Ride to -- Hampton Court Palace
Page 1    Page 2    Page 3   Page 4
6.   Lake District -- Arrive at Two-Views Cottage
Page 1 
7.   Lake District -- Steam Gondola Lake Cruise
Page 1    Page 2
8.   Lake District -- Troutbeck and Windermere
Page 1   
9.   Lake District -- Beatrix Potter Hill Top, Tea at Broadoaks
Page 1    Page 2
10. Lake District -- Wordsworth Home, Troutbeck Townend
Page 1    Page 2   Page 3
11. Lake District -- Wordsworth Church in Grasmere, Castlerigg
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12. Lake District -- Herb & Mary Walk from Two-Views Cottage
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13. Lake District -- Chatsworth--home of the Duke of Devonsire
Page 1    Page 2   Page 3

Our trip to Hampton Court Palace began with a Tube ride to the London Waterloo Train Station.   (Click for Large)

Our destination was a station just across the Thames from Hampton Court Palace, about a half hour ride.
Here we're on a bridge with the Palace on the left.   (Click for Large)

Just on the other side of the bridge is the main entrance.

The older Tudor part of the castle is straight ahead. The long building on the left used to be the stables.   (Click for Large)

Another angle.   (Click for Large)

Tudor architechture and chimneys stand out as we walk nearer.   (Click for Large)

One of ten statues of heraldic animals, called the King's Beasts, this one a lion.
  They represent the ancestry of King Henry VIII and his third, and favorite, wife Jane Seymour.

Another "Kyng's Beeste" -- The Dragon.

The black bull of Clarence (the Duke of Clarence).

About to enter the main archway and be greeted by Gemma in her red uniform.   (Click for Large)

First interior courtyard, West Court.   (Click for Large)

Mary approaches a fountain (recently re-installed) that once ran with wine, as signified by statues of two drunks.   (Click for Large)

Delving deeper into the castle complex.   (Click for Large)

The door near the center leads to Henry VIII's kitchens, where these women and we are headed.   (Click for Large)

On the way to Henry VIII's kitchens.

One of several huge cooking fireplaces, this one with hooks for hanging pots at a wide choice of heat levels.

Individual fire boxes for cooking vegetables and soups at independent heat levels.

Wood supply and another fireplace.  These kitchens provided two meals a day for about 600 people on the royal palace staff, plus feasts for guests.

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1. London -- Westminster, St. James's Park Page 1    Page 2
2. London -- Trafalgar Square, National Gallery
Page 1    Page 2
3. London -- Science Museum, Churchill War Rooms
Page 1 
4. London -- Thames River Cruise, Tower of London
Page 1    Page 2   Page 3
5. London, Half-hour Train Ride to -- Hampton Court Palace
Page 1    Page 2    Page 3   Page 4
6.   Lake District -- Arrive at Two-Views Cottage
Page 1 
7.   Lake District -- Steam Gondola Lake Cruise
Page 1    Page 2
8.   Lake District -- Troutbeck and Windermere
Page 1   
9.   Lake District -- Beatrix Potter Hill Top, Tea at Broadoaks
Page 1    Page 2
10. Lake District -- Wordsworth Home, Troutbeck Townend
Page 1    Page 2   Page 3
11. Lake District -- Wordsworth Church in Grasmere, Castlerigg
Page 1    Page 2
12. Lake District -- Herb & Mary Walk from Two-Views Cottage
Page 1   
13. Lake District -- Chatsworth--home of the Duke of Devonsire
Page 1    Page 2   Page 3