Succour and relief

December 14, 2010 § Leave a comment

Founded in 1682 by King Charles II and intended for the ‘succour and relief of veterans broken by age and war’. I walked amongst the cultivated roses, grapevines carefully nudged to life by veterans from the first world war. Listening to stories from another life, brought out and dusted off in a perfect English garden. He cut me down a peony, presented it with a flourish.

“The Royal Hospital Chelsea will be here for todays young soldiers on the front line when they retire.”

The Royal Hospital Chelsea
London, England


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