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Saturday, March 01, 2008

Birds, Churches and Palaces

It was a tadge windy last night!

Well on my list of churches still to visit is one in Esher and as Trica lives in Esher.....

We started out going to Bushey Park.






The London parks are rather nice for photographing birds, the birds get used to people. Oh there are a few exotics.



A real surprise to see these cute little Eygptian Geese chicks.




















We strolled across the road to Hampton Court Palace. The gardens and the palace are superb. The Palace was originally built by Cardinal Wolsey in the 1520s and was extensively expanded by William & Mary at the end of the 17th century.





















When you got out of the wind the sun had some power!

Anyway on to Esher (no pound shops here, they have brances of Killik & Co stockbrokers in the high street) and 659 St George Esher.

It has a fine monument to Charlotte and Leopold. She would have been queen after George IV if she hadn't died in childbirth. There pew over looks the nave.











A rather rewarding and pleasant day all in all

11 comments:

Tricia said...

Really enjoyed the day Pete - thank you :)

oldcrow61 said...

What can I say...pictures are wonderful. And those baby ducks, beautiful.

Mary said...

You pack a lot into a day! The chicks are adorable.

Liz said...

It looks like you had a wonderful day!

The goslings are lovely, very early??

Mary said...

Wow, Pete. Your photos are glorious - please share more often.

Exotic birds, for sure!

I can't get over those Eygptian Geese chicks!

Mary

Island Rambles Blog said...

Hi, I am catching up with you Pete and you have out done yourself with ...ah all my favorites...a little tufty, a coot, some baby Egyptian geese, so cute, some Spring Flowers (early aren't they??) even horses. Then love the history of Hampton Court and Esher, with the little bits of historical gossip always good to know. I had a lovely time here and think I will come back and re-read it again!!!! I like to click each picture bigga.

Pete said...

hi liz welcome. I'm told they aren't that early!

island - the flower aren't that early maybe a week or so. lovely to see colour isn't it.

Mary (US) - I only get to go out with the camera at weekends. However come april holiday season starts! Oh and we have easter coming up.

Mary/Tricia/OC - ta very much

Toffeeapple said...

Oh, gorgeous chicks and adults too!

I haven't been to Hampton Court Palace in eons. Lovely to see it again, thank you Pete!

Great photos, as always...

Toffeeapple said...

I forgot to say how pretty the rainbow in the fountain is!

st said...

One of these days i'll see those chimneys.
Nice post and chicks!!!!!
OH, still taking that tame heron out with you.

Pete said...

tf - you're welcome.

st - yeah that Heron is safely back in the car now :D