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!!*Photography* Challenge Group!! Happy Holidays :-)

This group is all about Themed Photography Challenges

Palaces and Palatial Stately Homes (NOT castles)

This challenge closed over 5 years ago.

The Challenge

To honour the 1st members day of the world famous “Hampton Court Flower Show” I decided to launch a challenge for PALACES… flowers can wait. :-)

Now… if it has not already been done, castles can be for another time…(NOT this time!) we want:

  1. Palaces
  2. Palatial Stately Homes (Please specify where it is and why it is significant if it is not internationally famous)

From Wikipedia A palace is a grand residence, especially a royal residence or the home of a head of state or some other high-ranking dignitary… (read more)…


Hampton Court Palace
Buckingham Palace
Chatsworth House

Outside of the UK

The White House (technically NOT a palace but accepted for this)
The Taj Mahal and many more in India
Tokyo Imperial Palace
Several “Istana” in Malaysia
Ca’ da Mosto
Pena Palace
Peterhof Palace
Royal Palace of Madrid

This list is not exhaustive by a long way!!

Judging / Voting Criteria

Please vote for your favourite(s), as many as they are. Every vote counts!

Rewards & Prizes

  1. Bragging rights
  2. Banners for top ten photos
  3. Features for the Top 10 and 2 host choices (or as many from the top 10 that are in the group, plus the remaining places as ‘hosts’ choices’).
  4. Top ten will be invited to participate in next month’s Avatar challenge

Additional Information

  1. Works not added to the group cannot be featured when they end in the top 10 (‘computer says NO’). Adding to the group once the challenge is over will be too late. Please add your work to the group as you add it to the challenge! :-)

Cover Image: Hampton Court Palace - The Drive by Colin William...


The Top Ten

Longleat House-Wiltshire-England by naturelover

Longleat House-Wiltshire-England by naturelover was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 6 votes.

  • Chandeliers & Vines  by dansLesprit
  • Drottingholm Palace, Sweden by Maggie Hegarty
  • Eaton Hall by AnnDixon
  • Villa Reale - Monza by Luca Renoldi
  • By the Bosphorus by su2anne
  • Schönbrunn - VIEW LARGER! by bubblehex08
  • Festetics kastély (palace) by zumi
  • Pishiobury House by Nigel Bangert
  • Coughton Court by hjaynefoster

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