Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Happy Birthday Kew Gardens

The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew in west London is celebrating its 250th anniversary. One of the celebrations is an exhibition of orchids, so of course I immediately thought of Dean.

The photos that follow are of the Temperate House, the Palm House and the Pagoda.

There's also a recently restored royal palace, much loved of George III (as in The Madness of King George).
By the way, did you know that the original play of the film was called The Madness of George III, but it was changed because it was thought that Americans would wonder what happened to the films The Madness of George I and II!
No disrespect intended - but it is funny...


SnarkAngel said...

Lovely photographs, and I laughed my ass off at your comment about Americans "wondering." Probably because it is so true. When it comes to history and geography, most Americans have an I.Q. of zero (and that's being generous).

Gunga Dean said...

Mr. and Mrs. King!

I reaaly need toget back to Merry Ol'

I get totally emersed and lost in this kind of stuff

Gunga Dean said...

And I missed all of this on my last trip

val said...

It may be a small country, but there's an awful lot to see.