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Friday, 21 January 2011

Kew Gardens in the winter

I went to Kew Gardens today, it was a bit chilly but lovely and sunny and I thought it was a good opportunity to play with the new camera.  

I started with a visit to the Palm House and once the mist had cleared from the camera (and my glasses) I went up the spiral staircase to the top and took a few photos.

Then I took a stroll down the end of the gardens to the Pagoda


And then I went up to the Treetop Walkway, the lift was not working to I had to walk to the top, but the view was lovely.

Finally I walked back to the Palm House and the cafe and enjoyed a scrummy chocolate cake and a cup of tea.

View from the Palm House 

Check out the flickr photostream for the rest of the photos.

1 comment:

  1. I've only been to Kew Gardens once - can you imagine (it's not so far from here...) and that was the first year I was in England! I can vaguely remember the Palm House and the Pagoda, but not the Treetop Walkway. I definitely want to go again...
    Great photos BTW! That blue sky with the pagoda is stunning! And did you play with your AVs and TVs?