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a sunny day at Hampton Court

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Anne Boleyn’s clock in the inner courtyard.

A re-enactment in the great hall, with its phenomenal Abraham tapestries

Another inner courtyard – reminded me of la Place des Vosges in Paris

King Henry plays with one of his musicians

One of the cooks gives a lesson in roasting meat on a spit

A part of the gardens – on this glorious day, an explosion of spring

Happy to be outside and not in the rain! A miracle.

A side view of this amazing place.



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