Mary Berry in Hampton Court Palace, Richmond Upon Thames - 21 September, 1842, in the afternoon

from Diary of Mary Berry, September 1842, page 479:

Amidst the pale and failing sensations of old age, it is refreshing to find any scene, or any moments, leaving an agreeable impression on the mind and on the feelings. Such is the remembrance of the afternoon of the 21st of September, in the apartments of Hampton Court Palace. The music of the regiment on guard was playing under the palace windows; a brilliant sunset was lighting up the high trees bounding the parterre in the gardens; the pictures in the room in the windows of which we were sitting were interesting in various ways—so that the senses, both of hearing …   more >>

cite as

Mary Berry, Diary of Mary Berry, September 1842. In Lady Theresa Lewis, Lady Theresa Lewis and Lady Theresa Lewis (ed.), Extracts of the Journal and Correspondence of Miss Berry from the Year 1783 to 1852, volume 3 (London, 1865), p. 479. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1543093999005 accessed: 27 November, 2022

location of experience: Hampton Court Palace, Richmond Upon Thames

Listeners

Mary Berry
Author, literary hostess, Playwright
1763-1852

Listening to

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music played by a military band performed by a regimental band

Experience Information

Date/Time 21 September, 1842, in the afternoon
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Sat, 24 Nov 2018 21:13:19 +0000
Approved on Tue, 04 Dec 2018 12:30:17 +0000