Sunday, June 15, 2014

Mosaic Monday: Kensington Gardens

So we took a last-minute trip to London at the beginning of June, and here are some photos from the Kensington Palace sunken gardens.  We stayed in a fabulous flat that we rented from onefinestay, located a few blocks from the palace.  I would highly recommend onefinestay -- they provided great customer service, and living in a flat for a week makes you feel like a native.  It was a wonderful experience!

I love the fact that anyone can walk right up to the gates of the palace in Kensington Park, too.  There were families picnicking, office workers walking through the park on their lunch hour, and tourists like us just enjoying the beautiful day.  We couldn't actually go in the sunken garden, but you could view it from above.  I do have some photos from the King's State Apartments in the palace itself.  I will share them at a later date.

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  1. Mary, London is an exciting place to visit. Lovely photos from the Kensington gardens.Looking forward to seeing more photos from your trip. Thanks for hosting, have a happy week!

  2. Mary, what a glorious place, and your photographs are beautiful as always.

  3. I enjoyed your photos so much.....thank you for sharing! Hugs, Penny

  4. Wow! What I wouldn't do with a trip to England!!!! Great collection from across the pond...:)JP

  5. A treat to see Kensington Gardens Mary.

  6. Absolutely beautiful - I love formal, well manicured gardens like that. Thanks for sharing with us.
    Thanks for hosting.

  7. Wow Mary what a lovely place you stayed in!! I used to work at the Town Hall in Kensington, so I know the area quite well. Very central and near a few parks, eg Holland Park. I remember when Princess Diana died visiting Kensington Gardens and how all the flowers were laid out by the gates, unbelievable how many were there and how many people visited.
    I had afternoon tea in the Orangery once with a work colleague, wonderful!!

    Looking forward to seeing your other photographs.. Thank you for hosting Mosaic Monday, have a good week, Jackie in Surrey, UK.

    1. Jackie, we loved Holland Park as well! And Hyde Park and St. James Park... our first day there, I think we must have walked eight miles! We walked all through Kensington and Hyde Parks, past Buckingham Palace, through St. James Park to Westminster Abbey, then across Westminster Bridge to the Eye, then all the way down the river to Millennium Bridge... back across the river and got the tube at St. Paul's... Whew! ;)

  8. Just a little weeding and I can get my garden up to speed to look just like that! :) lovely! Off to see the link to the flat! :)

  9. the Palace gardens are so beautiful. This whole area is really lovely and Hyde Park is such a beautiful park to stroll through. It was in walking distance from our hotel when we were in London 8 years ago. I like the idea of the rented apartment. If we ever go again I will look into that option. Lovely to be back at Mosaic Monday. I have missed it while you have been away. I look forward to seeing more pics of your trip.

  10. Oh those gardens are so beautiful! Thanks for sharing them with us,Mary.

  11. Oh those gardens are so beautiful! Thanks for sharing them with us,Mary.

  12. Just amazing!! (Big pause.... can I just say that? and no more? I don't know - it seems to cover it.)

  13. Beautiful! I didn't get to go to Kensington Palace when I was in London, so enjoyed your photos!

  14. Stunning photos. What a grand place to visit. I love the views with the palace in them.

  15. What a treat that must have been! It's been years since I was there, but I remember it well. We stayed in a gorgeous old town house within a very short walking distance. Lovely memories - lovely photos.

  16. What a gorgeous garden. You did a great job capturing it. I was able to spend 5 days in London a few years ago and loved every minute of it. Thank you for taking me back for another visit.

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