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The very mention of Hever Castle conjures up memories of Anne Boleyn, the bewitching young girl for whom Henry VIII divorced... More..

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Photo © Victor Naumenko (9th February 2013)
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"Golden Yew Chess Set in the Tudor Garden"

The Topiary Chess Set is formed from Golden Yew and is based on the style of chess pieces used in the time of King Henry VIII. It was planted in 1905 for William Waldorf Astor. Standing in front of the chess set is an armillary sphere sundial dating from 1710. This astronomical instrument was used to measure the altitude of the sun, moon and stars, from which it was possible to estimate both time and latitude.

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Photographer: © Victor Naumenko (Gallery)(9th February 2013)
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Golden Yew Chess Set in the Tudor Garden

The Topiary Chess Set is formed from Golden Yew and is based on the style of chess pieces used in the time of King Henry VIII. It was planted in 1905 for William Waldorf Astor. Standing in front of the chess set is an armillary sphere sundial dating from 1710. This astronomical instrument was used to measure the altitude of the sun, moon and stars, from which it was possible to estimate both time and latitude.
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Camera Make: SONY Model: DSC-W200
Exposure Program: Program, Focal length: 7.6 mm, ISO: 400, Exposure time: 1/1000 sec, Metering Mode: Multi-Segment, Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Date/Time Creation: July 3, 2012, 4:42 am
ImageID:1168551, Image size: 2048 x 1536 pixels

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Comment by Mike Freeman(10th February 2013)

I like this one Victor.Some great shots in this set

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