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Roses are Red

Roses are red
Violets are blue
Look what a window
I’ve found for you…

…the Rose Window from the west gable of the Great Hall of Winchester Palace.

Rose Window, Winchester Palace

This palace was built in the early 13th century as a home to the powerful Bishops of Winchester.  It was largely destroyed by a fire in 1814.  All that is left a few walls of the Great Hall; luckily these include the fabulous rose window that adorned the west gable.

from an 1844 etching held by the Guildhall Library in the City of LondonRemains of Winchester Palace

Located on the south bank of the Thames, it is easily accessible from London Bridge and Monument underground stations, and is one of the sights on the Queens Walk.

Posted as part of the Thursday Lingering Look at Windows challenge.

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