I’ve been enjoying life in London and its surrounds, with mini excursions during the week and explorations further afield on the weekends. For most of trips, I’ve been content to leave my bulky DSLR behind, trusting instead in my much less conspicuous phone camera to capture the memories.
The delightful thing about the UK, however, isn’t so much the photo opportunities, but the ability to immerse in whatever period of history catches my fancy for the day, and to explore in-situ the architecture and read about events of the past centuries that have so shaped current affairs today.
One of my favorite day trip was to Hampton Court Palace, where Henry VIII consorted with (and then disposed of) his many wives. It’s beautifully kept through the centuries, and expanded upon during the Stuart, and Georgian periods.