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Saturday, 11 April 2009

I'm taller than you

Fun at Somerset House. 55 of these fountains dance and tease in the courtyard. The building itself is huge. The palace of the Duke of Somerset built in the 1500's. Since the 1800's, thanks to King Georg III the home of the Royal academy of arts.It was also from around this time the place the general register office. A place where certificates of births, deaths and marriages could be found. Until they moved out in 1970.

Brief posts will appear over Easter while I am away exploring other parts of the UK.

17 comments:

Peter said...

These kinds of fountains seem to get popular all over; even nicer during hot summer days!

Angie said...

Wonderfull capture of water having fun! You have a great time exploring.

Gillian said...

Another lovely moment

lamejormusica said...

Wow!

Ivy said...

I love all the history you give us with each beautiful pic. Enjoy your travels.

Not quite there yet... said...

You do give us a lot of history and the pictures are great! Thank you! Hope you have a lovely time!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

definitely a fun photo for today. Happy Easter. I am glad you enjoyed the cactus and Chihuly on my site. I agree that I could have take many more photos of this bizarre saguaro cactus. I will have more Chihuly and cactus coming up and a tour of Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West over the next few weeks. I hope you like the Wright series about his historic desert camp.

marley said...

Cool water shot. I like the added hoody too! Lol! Enjoy your adventure.

The Lone Beader said...

Have a happy holiday weekend!

Babzy said...

Very nice capture , the standing water is great !have a nice Easter wherever you are ..... :)

sas said...

Somerset House also host concerts and outdoor plays in the summer - its very much keeping with its history as beign part of the community.
happy easter :)

Maggie P. said...

I love Somerset House! I go to summer school at Courtauld and ran through the fountain quite a few times on hot days.

George Townboy said...

Awesome shot!

Babooshka said...

Great timing on both the water spray and the boy. Funny title too which all comes together nicely.

Candie Bracci said...

Really cool!

Krishnan Athikkal said...

awesome!

/t. said...

beautiful, mo!

liquid frozen by time

/t.

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