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Old 03-27-2018, 05:37 PM
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Now used as a gallery as part of the Maritime Museum.
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Old 04-07-2018, 02:54 AM
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Alas Eltham Palace was closed when I called.

That which I could see, certainly made me want to try again if I ever get the opportunity.

Old Royal palace through to Art Deco mansion, lovely moat and gardens, and pretty lanes to approach it.

Here are a few photos I took.

(And wiki has all the details.)
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Old 05-24-2018, 11:52 AM
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Today, for the first time, I saw part of the lost palace of Whitehall.

I was lucky enough to have privileged access to its site, under the Ministry of Defence. So here is Henry VIII’s wine cellar, dating from the 1530s.
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Old 07-23-2018, 08:20 AM
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Jousting at Arundel Castle,with its medieval walls and appearance it would an ideal location.

https://www.wscountytimes.co.uk/news...week-1-8573038
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Old 10-21-2018, 05:33 AM
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A frosty morning picture at Kew Palace

https://scontent.fath3-3.fna.fbcdn.n...32&oe=5C54ED76


A chandelier at the Banqueting House

https://scontent.fath3-3.fna.fbcdn.n...e6&oe=5C8A49D5
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Tasmania has many grand historical homes - most of which are still in private hands and are not open to the general public.

One such place is Mona Vale - known to older Tasmanians as "The Calendar House" as it is said to have three hundred and sixty-five windows, (365 days per year), fifty-two rooms, (52 weeks per year), twelve chimneys, (12 months per year), four staircases, (4 seasons per year) and seven entrances, (7 days per week).

It has hosted many famous people such as Noel Coward and Lord Kitchener over the years, and not only a son of Queen Victoria, (who was the Duke of Edinburgh at the time), but also the future King George VI and future Queen Mother, when they were the Duke and Duchess of York.

The Duke and Duchess spent a couple of private nights at Mona Vale/The Calendar House in 1927 and planted two oak trees in the grounds of the estate.

These oaks were grown from acorns taken from the oak tree that had been planted by the Duke of Edinburgh during his visit to the property back in the 1880s.

(The bed he slept in was also used by Albert and Elizabeth.)

The Duke went on a kangaroo hunt while staying there and repeated the experience the next day as it had been so enjoyable.

To thank the staff of the house for their service during the visit, the Duke and Duchess presented the butler with a gold tie-pin and the cook with a brooch, with the royals initials in diamonds, and a signed menu card.

(In diamonds!!! Wonder if that still happens.)

There were passenger trains running in Tassie in those days, so the Royals departed for Hobart by rail as their hosts and others sang "For They Are Jolly Good Fellows" to them.

In fact, the train was greeted along it's way south - the house is in what is called the Midlands of Tasmania, just south of Ross - and the Duke and Duchess appeared, to acknowledge the locals as they travelled through various towns.

As it is a private residence, the only photos on the internet are old black and white ones from the National Trust - but still worth a look if you find architecture, and the history of fine buildings, interesting.

Taking a little relative on his first choo-choo train ride today in North-Western Tasmania, I got a bit of a suprise when checking out the other carriages stored at that station.

Stored at the same, otherwise disused, train depot is the Royal Carriage.

This is the very carriage that transported the future King George and Queen Mum on their visit to the state as detailed above.

It was also used by the future Duke of Windsor and by Prince Henry, the Duke of Gloucester on their visits.

Not advertised or promoted, it is in splendid conditon, just sitting among many other carriages, engines and other railway paraphernalia.

Here are some of the photos I took -
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One end of the carriage contains a desk. The next section is the bedroom, then a bathroom with porcelain fittings and parquetry flooring. At the other end is the sitting room.

Some more photos -
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Some more photos of the carriage - and of the Royal couple aboard.
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Archaeologists are trying to locate the lost Collyweston Palace in Northamptonshire which was the residence of Henry VII's mother,Lady Margaret Beaufort,Countess of Richmond and Derby.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-...shire-48170646
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Why is the Great Garden of Stirling Castle referred to as the King's Knot?
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Dear Sun Lion wonderful photos thank you.
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Why is the Great Garden of Stirling Castle referred to as the King's Knot?
It refers to the kind of gardens. There is also a queen's knot.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knot_garden

It is believed that it was remodeled for Charles I in honor of his Scottish homecoming and coronation, hence the name.
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When Queen Mary moved from Buckingham Palace to Marlborough House, she took the silk wall coverings from two of her sitting rooms, the Green Tea Room and the Boudoir with her. They had to be replaced at a cost of 550 pounds to the public purse.
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