Henry Moore at Kew

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On Sunday we decided to pay another visit to Kew Gardens, we did not allow for engineering works on the Underground, we had to leave the train and take a replacement bus, I asked the driver a question about our destination and he said ‘dunno!’ well I guess he didn’t because he got lost Kew Gardens with Henry Moore 010twice and had to back this big old bus up a side street lined with parked cars, we had a bumpy ride through the heart of the East End at twice the speed of sound, to places I have never been before, it took over 3 hours to do the journey, so when we arrived we headed straight for our favorite restaurant

After a good lunch and a bottle of wine and great company supplied by this little white cat we went to the gardens which were showing the Moore at Kew exhibition.   The sculptures were dotted all over the gardens so we could not hope to see them all, this was called Reclining Figure – Angles.   In fact most of his pieces are called reclining figure.

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There are lots more pictures of the sculptures in the photo album, please do look.  

It was such a beautiful day and the light was good to show of the spectacular Autumn colours, so many people were visiting but it was not

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over crowded, children were allowed to climb on the pieces and everybody seemed it be in a happy mood.  The fountain in the lake in front of the Palm House was of great interest and the lake had it’s usual population of geese and swans .Kew Gardens with Henry Moore 034  

There is so much to see here you really need several visits to see it all, but if you wish there is a little train which will take you round the garden with a commentary which offer a great over view of the garden.

 

This sculpture , I think attracted the most attention, possibly because it was outside the Orangery which served tea.   The lines were so smooth and you could walk inside it and climb over it if you wished, also the spaces were here for you to fill with your own vistasKew Gardens with Henry Moore 088.

We also visited the princess of Wales Conservatory  which is divided into climatic zones and you can see a variety of plants from cacti to orchids, as I showed you many orchids from our last trip here is something a little more Kew Gardens with Henry Moore 115 

SCARY

I do hope you have enjoyed this little trip around the

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

and you will come with me again soon

 

Suki x

 

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18 Responses to Henry Moore at Kew

  1. Deborah says:

    I enjoyed this trip to the Kew as much as the last one.  Great pictures.  Sorry you had such a surly inept bus driver, but it probably made lunch all the more delicious and relaxing.  The wine surely helped ease any tensions.  Sounds like a spectacular day.
    Blessed be,

  2. Embrace says:

    You have a wonderful photo shoot. Love all the photos here. Great job.
    We are heading into winter now soon. Almost all the leaves are off the trees.  I see your trees are starting to chang alittle. I will have to go to flickr later tonight and see your photos.
    Love Lisa
     

  3. Kuskulana says:

    I have enjoyed the trip around the garden, and I’ll be back to view the album.
    That sculpture by the orangery is intriging.
    It sounds like a very pleasant time, the darned engineering delay aside (snicker)
    Take Care Susie

  4. Sailing says:

    just pass by here.
    really beautiful views and good photos. ^o^
    nice days!

  5. Magick says:

    Hmmmm…a bus driver who gets lost??  That’s not very professional…lol.  What a beautiful place…I don’t blame you for wanting to go back again and again.  Thanks for sharing those lovely pics that you take.
    Hugs and Love,
    Diane

  6. Tani says:

    Well,your imbedded pix didn’t come through,so I will be off to the album.
     
    The bus ride there sounds interesting to say the least. Tempted to get off and call a cabby I bet.LOL
     
    The gardens must have been lovely in fall,and isn’t it interesting the modern sculptures and how they fit into garden views.

  7. Christine says:

    Hello, I just thought I would stop by an see your space.  Very nice pics.  The trip to the gardens sounded fun, and I love the cat pic.  I think cats are wonderful.  All the pictures are very nice, and I enjoyed my visit.
     
     
    Christine

  8. Kenneth says:

    Henry Moore… no  thank you.  the sculpture in the fountain, now that is real art.

  9. Dusty says:

    Another super blog with fantastic photos Suki – looked  a great day out.
    Om Shanti
    Dusty
    x
     

  10. Cheryl says:

    WOW…it was a beautiful tour. Next time I am takingthe train ride to listen in. 

  11. Sheila says:

    Suki,HA! came by to thank your for you kind words of support and encouragement.  I thought of you this morning and wanted you to know I DID IT!!!love and hugs,Sheila
    (will be around to snoop my Sunday morning after I have rested up!)

  12. Robert T says:

    Hello Susan,Only 10 of the 28 have ‘reclining’ in the title!!Such a pity you had insufficient time to view them all. There is such variety – far more than I knew of in his work.Next time you have trouble with reaching Kew by the District line take the Central line from Stratford or Liverpool Street through to Ealing Broadway and the Kingston bus from just outside the station. A good ride on the top deck along to Kew.Best wishes,Robert Thttp://www.flickr.com/photos/verysimply/sets/rjt1 at mac dot com

  13. John says:

    Hi ya Suki!!! I’m spreading the challenge. You have to write a blog containing six words!!!
     
    No pics allowed. I’ve selected these wee ones for you hee hee hee 😀

    raindrop, fence, bungalow, bowl, fridge, grass

  14. John says:

    Time limit…Oh…Yeah LOLOL Err..err…tomorrow night. Hee hee 😀

  15. swamp says:

    Evening Suki. Doing the rounds of ‘catch up.’  Some good shots of Kew; never been before, but I think I will be tempted now.
    Glad you liked the software; I use it all the time now.  lol
    Have a good week  🙂

  16. Coffee With Kate says:

    Good Morning Suki,
    I loved my little trip around Kew Gardens, the lovely pictures and not to mention the hilarious mind boggling picture over the bus cavorting at the speed of light. Brought a big smile to my face!
    Take care xxx

  17. pookie says:

    wow, the sculptures wasn’t there when me and mine visited….nice seeing them on here beautiful

  18. Yours Truly says:

     
    Hi Suki,
    What a wonderful visit to the garden.  Thank you for taking me along.  I enjoyed it very much.  How nice someone thought of the children when placing the statues.  I’m sure they like to climb on them.  I hope your day is going well.
    ~Truly
     

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