Osborne House, Isle of Wight
You may be surprised to learn it is in England.

It’s been a while since I shared a clock so thought I’d make up for it today with a rather splendid clock tower and glorious blue sky. Have you guessed where it is? A clue – in September I shared with you a little bit of pink from the gardens.

Still pondering? Well this belvedere tower is one of two attached to what was once a royal home. It was built in the 19th century by Thomas Cubitt, a London builder and architect. The home isn’t in London though, and Mr Cubitt wasn’t the lead designer. This Italian renaissance style was the creation of Prince Albert, who thought the location reminded him of Naples and so wanted a building to match. The home they created became Queen Victoria’s much loved rural retreat on the Isle of Wight. You’ve guessed it; this is Osborne House. It is also going to be my last clock face for the #timesquare challenge, as for our final week I have all sorts timed!

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