Today the destination was Twickenham. Having a couple of hours to kill before the main event, I ambled down towards the river Thames. What a beautiful spot! So peaceful, no hustle and bustle.
I thought I would head towards Marble Hill House even though it wouldn't be open for viewing until April. I'll have to come back another day to explore that. As I pootled by the river I inadvertantly entered York House Park, the well-looked-after gardens of York House which is currently used as Twickenham Town Hall and looks a great place for weddings. I spent quite a while wandering round the Park, mainly because I couldn't find the way out again. There's a bridge over the road from the river side to the house side.
When the weather warms up a bit, I'm sure it will be very colourful there flowerwise. The magnolias were just starting to open.
Then, the most amazing fountain caught my eye! It was so big I couldn't get it all in the photo.
You'll just have to go and have a look ! This website has some better photos.
The road by the river is lovely.
|Orleans House Gallery - for another visit|
Marble Hill House is the white Palladian villa above which was built for King George II's mistress but now belongs to English Heritage.
I'll leave you here til tomorrow!