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Ahhhhhhh – I have been to Hampton Court Palace, near London in England to see what CURLY TAIL ANIMAL inspiration was contained within the historical artefacts displayed there.

BOY, DID I FIND SOME GREAT IMAGES!

Curly Tail Animals is off on vacation until Mid-August, but before I go I thought that I would tell you about the images from Hampton Court that I am going to be posting until I get back.

Obviously, most people know the history behind Hampton Court (Henry VIII and all that wife trouble!) – but for the visitor today the most spectacular aspects of the Palace are not so much its contents (which are quite sparse) but its architecture and gardens.  Both of these are spectacular.  The interior of the buildings show some furniture and artefacts and have walls covered in the most amazing tapestries.  It is these that have provided a lot of inspiration for my Curly Tails.  The Royal Chapel is a great place – but photographs are not allowed and the working Palace kitchens are so interesting and atmospheric.  Even though I am a local and go to the Palace frequently, every time I go I still find tons of different things to interest me.

These camel faces will be used in new designs because they are great.

I thought that this tapestry image of the double-headed bird is unusual.  It does not look like a depiction of a double-headed eagle which is the usual two-headed bird, but it must symbolise something.

HOPE YOU ENJOY THE UP AND COMING HAMPTON COURT POSTS – WILL BE BACK SOONER THAN YOU CAN SAY “CURLY TAIL ANIMALS ARE SUPERDOOPER”.

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