Friday, April 30, 2010

Wine Bar, à la 16th Century

A working replica of a sixteenth century wine fountain has been unveiled at Hampton Court. The fountain was modeled on those depicted in a painting of the Field of Cloth of Gold, the opulent meeting between Henry VIII and François I staged in 1520. Wine may be purchased from the fountain at a cost of £3.50 per glass from May 1. Now you, too, can "faire bonne chère" at Henry's pleasure palace. Articles, with photos, here and here.


Marg said...

Oh, that would be cool to see!

Allie ~ Hist-Fic Chick said...

I love this!! Don't you wish you could have one in the center of the parking area of your driveway? If I had a driveway (I live in NYC), I totally would! Thanks for sharing. Really enjoyed the articles.