Friday, August 16, 2013

UK Trip Blog #40: Hampton Court: Perfect Statue

Goofing at Fountain Court
After the haunted "King's Closet" room in Hampton Court Palace, we continued on. We stopped at Fountain Court for a goofy picture. 
FOUNTAIN COURT - Why they called it Fountain Court when there were no visible fountains, we don't know. It was quite beautiful, though with columns around the walkway on all four sides (it was a court in the center of the palace.  It was part of the 18th Century rebuilding of parts of the Tudor Palace by William and Mary.
GHOSTLY REMINDER - Last year, this was where I (Rob) felt a ghostly sword slicing through my shoulder- a message that a ghost who was killed that way was still walking the halls.  To Read that story from our 2012 trip: http://rob-tom-dolly-franklin.blogspot.com/2012/06/england-trip-day-4-part-4-hampton-court.html
 

Full view of Fountain Court... without fountains










We found the perfect garden statue!









THE PERFECT GARDEN STATUE -  As we were walking the William and Mary side of Hampton Court, we came across the perfect statue for our garden. We're on a quest to find a statue of a scantily clad, muscular man like the one we stumbled upon here. In fact, I've made a special insert of TOM'S FACE so you can get the feeling for how we felt. FUNNY!!!
Look at Tom's face posing next to that hot statue!

















CORRIDORS - We were fascinated with the workmanship of the haunting corridors that ran at the base of the palace. If you're a fan of the Tudors Television program, you will notice that the corridors they walked through looked just like this! 




William and Mary's side of Hampton court palace 
NEXT: HAMPTON COURT'S GHOSTLY PET LEGENDS

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

Great Books by our friends

Great Books by our friends
Check out these great books (yeah, Rob's are in there, too)

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next

Podcast of Rob's 50 min. interview on Paranormal Filler Radio 7/13/14