Monday, 25 August 2014

Flower Pot Gate, Hampton Court Palace

Of all the landmarks that I passed to and from my late father's house to his care home by the Thames, the Flower Pot Gate always made me smile. Other gates at Hampton Court Palace may be more imposing; with lions and unicorns and many, many more swags, but to me the charming Flower Pot Gate steals the show.

The lead boys and their flowerpots were produced by the workshop of John Nost c1700.

The boys and their flowerpots stand on  the piers of the gate at the road end of the Broad Walk