Here are the day four photos…

We’re just about to go for a stroll around the Hever estate before having our final breakfast here. What an Experience!

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20 thoughts on “Day Four Experience Photos”
  1. The photo of the Anne portrait is hauntingly lovely – never saw that particular version before today – many thanks for sharing!

  2. LOVE the pics- cannot wait to go there next year! I am glad that this trip was such a success for you- you have worked so hard, and should be proud. =) Keep up the good work, Claire!

  3. Maybe I’m crazy but is there something strange looking in picture #103-0653? (lower right) Could it be a double exposure? It looks like a figure of a person walking in a different area of the grounds because of the building. There is also a white area around the person.
    Beautiful pictures.
    Thanks Claire.

  4. What beautiful pictures! Hever is more like heaven! Oh, I am SO jealous!! This is just amazing! So glad you shared with us–thank you!

  5. Great picutres Claire. Thanks for sharing the trip with those of us who could not make it.
    I felt that Hever looks warmer than I thought it would be. I pictured it to be cold and stone looking, but from the pictures, it seems to be warm and comfortable.

  6. I don’t know what I’m doing wrong but twice now my comments have not shown up.
    Anyway….Beautiful pics Claire.
    I’m not sure what it is, but in the picture #103-0653 there is something odd. I don’t know if it’s a camera fault or what, but on the right side of the picture there is a person walking through the arbor.The person is in a different part of the grounds because there is a building in that part of the frame. And it’s not supposed to be there. The person is framed in white and there is white behind it.
    Just wondering if others saw it?

  7. Hi Sharon,

    That photo was taken through glass so it’s just a reflection but there were lots of orbs in the photos taken in the castle last night by other people.

  8. Claire, I’m so jealous! I so wish I could have made it, but it looks like you all had SUCH a great time!! I hope that I can make it next year!
    Thanks for posting the pictures, they are so amazing! I particularly love how you snapped a shot of the “AH” carvings that remain, I want to see them!
    Please tell us more about the whole experience, I’m dying to hear.
    And you looked gorgeous in your Marquis of Pembroke dress!
    Was this your first time to see the Tower?

  9. Thanks, Claire! I love the pictures, which are quite beautiful, but I would like to know what I am looking at, in context.

    Wow, this sounds like you and all the attendees had a lot of fun. Even though I wasn’t there, it seems to have gone by way too fast.

  10. can you make it slightly cheeper nxt year so poor people like me can go 🙂 im soooooooooo jelous it looks amazing! I do live near hever though and do go offten its beautiful but i wanna do the whole anne experience x

  11. Thank you for posting the pics Claire! So glad to hear you had a wonderful time and so happy that you chose to share your experience with those of us that couldn’t go. 🙂

  12. Oh, Claire, I don’t ‘know You’ …but I most certainly know how You must have felt while being in this ‘sacred’ ground. That’s what I consider it! I remember just leaning my whole self against the stone walls at The Tower of London…oh if they could talk! If we could only see everything & everyone we want to know through them~ You want to just absorb it all into your soul! Are we all completely daft or is there really some soul connection??? I believe the latter. This had to be the experience of a lifetime!! I’m SO happy for you, that you got to go and see, feel, learn and absorb.
    Not yet been to Hever Castle or Hampton Court myself, only to T.O.L. so far!… but can only imagine! I look forward to my own visit! Keep up the wonderful work!! XO Lynette in Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania, USA

  13. PS…..Awwwwwww!!! Disappointed there was a logical explanation for the potential wee ghostie in the pic!! Doggone it! Love that there were orbs in some though! 😀 Cheers!

  14. Fabulous pictures. When visiting Hampton Court one is transported back in time and I for one feel as if I can hear the court members talking, the noises going on around them and even smells if I allow my imagination to really go wild, which I enjoy doing. Your pictures were as if we were looking using Henry and Anne’s eyes. Pictures become ones windows to the past and actually transport you there when looking at them. For example, I do not look at the intertwined initials of Henry and Anne as, doesn’t this look great for 2010, rather, I see Henry and Anne looking at these same initials and my mind takes me immediately to the time period they were placed there, why and by whom. I know that much that was Hampton Court is gone, I believe replaced by Queen Mary II and King William. But I also feel enough remains for us to follow the footsteps of King Henry VIII, his wives and even Cardinal Wolsey. When you have a passion for history, especially Tudor history, you want to be as close as possible to anything and everything that was theirs to help satisfy your imagination since we can not physically go back into time. Touching and seeing helps make the mental visuals come alive and that is the closest any of us will ever get to the real thing.

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