I guess you’re a little upset with me about yesterday’s TOUGH TEASER huh? Well, I wanted to challenge you for the first one in the new year and it would seem that I did. I did love watching all the comments coming in though – lots of you really worked hard on this photo – examining every possible clue and angle and looking at all the details. Here’s the photo again:
A very beautiful light fixture don’t you think? Let me say that when I saw this photo from my Guest Teaser I thought long and hard about using it instead of my usual landscapes/monuments/parks/landmarks kind of pictures. But I think a lot of people notice details on things – architectural details for instance. And if any of you have been to Hampton Court Palace you just might have looked up at one of these fixtures and admired the scrollwork and beautiful old brick and the way the light dances off the walls and ceiling!!!!! Here’s some info on Hampton Court Palace for your reading pleasure (from Wikipedia).
Hampton Court Palace is a royal palace in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, Greater London, in the historic county of Middlesex, and within the postal town East Molesey, Surrey; it has not been inhabited by the British Royal Family since the 18th century. The palace is 11.7 miles (18.8 kilometres) south west of Charing Cross and upstream of central London on the River Thames. It was originally built for Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, a favourite of King Henry VIII, circa 1514; in 1529, as Wolsey fell from favour, the palace was passed to the King, who enlarged it.
The following century, King William III‘s massive rebuilding and expansion project intended to rival Versailles was begun. Work halted in 1694, leaving the palace in two distinct contrasting architectural styles, domestic Tudor and Baroque. While the palace’s styles are an accident of fate, a unity exists due to the use of pink bricks and a symmetrical, if vague, balancing of successive low wings.
Along with St. James’s Palace, it is one of only two surviving palaces out of the many owned by King Henry VIII.
Today, the palace is open to the public, and is a major tourist attraction, easily reached by train from Waterloo Station in central London and served by Hampton Court railway station in East Molesey, in Transport for London‘s Zone 6. The palace is cared for by an independent charity, Historic Royal Palaces, which receives no funding from the Government or the Crown.
When I googled Hampton Court Palace I was exploring some of the website I visited when I saw a “Ghost Tour” link and saw this photo………………..maybe this is where that light fixture is located? Sure looks familiar don’t you think?????
I know several of you guessed “London” but that wasn’t QUITE enough information to win the Teaser this week…..sorry about that!!!!!!!!!
I want to thank my Guest Teaser, Miss Isobel – human companion for my ginger friend MasterB who resides in London, England. THANK YOU Miss Isobel, for your wonderful photo which fooled everyone, I’m sending you a Sammy Hug and this charming Guest Teaser badge!
Because nobody guessed correctly this week ALL of you win the 2015 BIG GREENIE badge………………..and let’s just hope that next week someone will win the FIRST OF THE YEAR First Guesser’s Badge……meanwhile I’m keeping it warm here so it will be ready next week………..who knows………maybe YOU will be the winner?????