Sunday, October 18, 2009

Tudor Chim-cheroos

The famous Tudor brickwork chimneys on Hampton Court Palace. Although the palace was built by Cardinal Wolsey, it was grabbed by 'Enery the Eighth after Wolsey's fall. English monarch's hung out here by the Thames, west of London for a couple of hundred years after that time, Henry probably gazed up at these chimneys whilst planning his extensions to the palace, or maybe when contemplating smashing another monastery, or his latest marital adventures.

1 comment:

Endlessly restless said...

I often wonder what our ancestors were up to - putting so much effort into something as ordinary as chimney pots. But then again, beautiful and practical is a wonderful combination.