I. It b so simple that it seems almost a deliberate renunciation from architectural competition with the Versailles of Loub XIV, or perhaps a puritanical rebuke to that overweening Catho! Ic ostentation, the defeat of which William's plan, to be eooummated after hi death by Marlborough, were busy encompassing. It is part by Wren (Queen‚„s Staircase and Gallery and the south front especially) and part, later m the 1720‚„s, by Kent, considerably more grandiose and considerably less well made. It has no grand entrance, and is set amongst a most domes tic almost cosy lay out of stables, yards, and, behind it to the west, a stretch remarkably like a village green.
To the north, however there i one object of the most toothing elegance, the Orangery, a sun trap, excellently empty except of ordered space and light, quiet as after music, beautiful in iu immaculate brick; it is ascribed lo Hawksmoor.
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The Palace is fronted on the east by a hedge along the Broad Walk (against which b an odd, rejuvenated, limp, rather do.
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