So where to today? Well I met up with Tricia, from a forum i'm a member of, to look around Ham House in West London.
Ham has a lovely location sat by the side of the Thames. Ham is considered to be on of the countries finest Restoration House. There is a distinct difference between thte ground and first floor. The ground is relatively intimate whereas the first floor is more "impressive". Ham has some fine ceiling paintings by Verrio. The grounds are not extensive but this is not a problem as you can stroll along a rather fine stretch of the Thames.
Oh I was playing with the camera today. I was using Manual mode so if they not as good as normal....
The cafe is in a walled garden and there were a number of bird feeders. A number of Coal Tits and Nuthatches. Also for this part of London the obligatory Ring Necked Parakeets.
After looking around Ham we went for a stroll along the river.
Marble Hill House, somewhere else I want to visit.
Just along from Ham House we found St Peter's Petersham which is on my list annoyingly it was locked. Well a keyholder was listed and we got the key so....
655 St Peter, Petersham
It's an odd church. Normally I take a shot looking up the nave BUT here a small older church has been added so this next photo is actually across the nave. The church is wider than it is long. The chancel looks noticeably that the nave with its georgian fittings and dates to the church of 1266. The nave was rebuilt in 1505 and extended in 1600 with transcepts added early in the seventeenth century.
a real bonus that! It contains the grave of George Vancouver
The weather was lovely (its October!!), I only need a long sleeved t-shirt, and the company excellent.