It's always the way, isn't it? you live in a city and take it for granted saying that next week you'll go and see what these bloody tourists are all looking at, and the day never comes.
Well, I finally went inside and it's bloody marvellous.
Kensington palace is sort of split into three historical periods. And, by chance we viewed it in, what we now believe in hindsight to be, the right order...
Actually this is a bit silly me posting about this and showing you pictures because I think the reason I loved it there so much is because I had no preconceptions whatsoever.
Oh well... sorry... here goes...
|Next to the Queens apartments. Simple and functional and homely.|
Then... crash bang wallop!!! into the Kings Apartments – trompe l'oeil agogo!!!
Shown here is the famed staircase (the Queen's one has plain wooden panelling on the walls).
|Almost every room had a splendiferous ceiling and faux columns on the walls.|
I caught Malcolm sitting on the throne.
|And lots of paintings, some large and fruity and others pocket-sixed and exquisite. |
We played tried out some old dice and card games.