Kensington Palace (2)

We spent the late afternoon in the gardens of Kensington Palace, admiring the planting of the parterres by Todd Longstaffe-Gowan and the dark smooth brickwork of the original Wren building, including the long range of the Queen’s Gallery added to the north, and the brighter, but still immaculately smooth brickwork of the Orangery, thought to be by Hawksmoor when he was Clerk of Works, with possible ornamental flourishes by Vanbrugh:-






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