Sunday, 27 May 2012

Day 6: A Man for All Seasons: Hampton Court

Today we dedicated the whole day to exploring Hampton Court. Virginia liked to walk by the river here and mentions the palace in her novel The Waves. All of us found the wooden statues of drunk people by the wine fountain highly amusing and took lots of pictures of them. We also took pictures with the stone "spirit animal" statues at the entrance to the palace. One of the coolest and nerdiest things about Hampton Court was that we got to wear velvet cloaks while we took the tour, I think we pulled them off quite well. "Henry VIII" called us bold and saucy and we discussed gun laws in South Carolina with his companion.      The audio guide led us around the court and we got to see everything from Queen Caroline's rooms to the kitchen.

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