Why, hello there.
I’m a Musician, London Junkie (not the crack fox type). I write and record Instrumental music & take a pic or two.. thousand! ~
london phone snap of the week
Winter skies over Kensington Palace
Covid lockdown evening exercise thru Kensington gardens/Hyde park. Almost always a moody sky to the West on the loop back home.
Kensington Palace was once a small and suburban villa, known as Nottingham House. New monarchs William III and Mary II chose this modest mansion in 1689 to be their country retreat. Over the years, Stuart and Georgian monarchs transformed the palace into a fashionable home for Britain’s young royal families.
Queen Caroline shaped the palace and gardens, and Queen Victoria spent her childhood here. She left to live in Buckingham Palace in 1837. Kensington later became home for minor royals, including her daughter, the talented sculptor Princess Louise.
More recently, the palace has been home to Diana, Princess of Wales, Princess Margaret and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex. It is also the London home of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children.