This is the Chinese Pagoda in Kew Gardens. Completed in 1762 it was the tallest reconstruction of a Chinese building in Europe, standing at 163 feet high. Unfortunately it’s not open for the public to go wandering up in order to check out the view of Kew Gardens (instead we have to rely on the Treetop Walkway for that, but that’s a pretty poor structure with nothing much to see).

Last time I was at Kew the sun was shining brightly in a very blue sky, so I was happy to be able to revisit and take a photo of this while it had some cloud cover.

This is the second Pagoda I have photographed in London; the first one, the Peace Pagoda in Battersea Park, is much smaller.

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  1. I totally agree! It’s a shame that we can’t go up, the view for sure would be amazing. It’s an amazing building still. I have to return to kew Gardens once the sun is out 🙂

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