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Updated: Jan 1, 2021

We’ve been locked down for months now, but we start the year with amazing locations close to us that we can explore.

Wherever you are, there are always nice spots you can get to explore. Today, I have visited some amazing locations Syon House and the Richmond Riverside towards Kew Gardens.

First stop was crossing the Richmond Lock Footbridge from St Margarets to Old Deer Park in Richmond upon Thames.

When cycling towards Kew Gardens a couple minutes walked down one get's to see the beautiful building The Pavillion the Pavilion. It was built by the Second Duke of Northumberland commissioned Robert Mylne to design the Pavilion Boathouse in 1803, as a surprise for the Duchess on her return to Syon after an absense.

The Pavilion Boat House was built close to the menagerie, with an adjoining boathouse for the Northumberland state barge.

The family watched regattas from the central windows. On Tuesday 31st July 1832, King William IV and Queen Adelaide paid their first visit to Syon to watch a rowing match for a new wherry, named, The Royal William and Adelaide. King William watched the race from the pavilion windows.

Today the mission was to get a shot of the Syon Park House so we could commission a watercolour of it. Soon I will share the results with you.

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