In my first attempt to write a novel, I set the story in England. I've always loved the sense of history there and the beautiful geography. I love to watch Pride and Prejudice as much for the scenery as for the story. When I went to England this summer, one of the main things I wanted to do was check out some of the sites I utilized in my story. I didn't get nearly as much done as I planned because I was just plain exhausted. There's a 5 hour time difference and it took about 3-4 days just to get on British time and not want to fall asleep during the day!
Victoria, one of my main character's is a garden enthusiast and what better place to take her on her first date than to the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, better known as Kew Gardens. That is exactly what Thomas, her love interest does. I envisioned them running up the beautiful spiral staircase in the Palm House, which is one of the glass palaces in the Garden. I had to see this staircase in person and it did not disappoint. It was perfect. When they reach the top they steal hot kisses among the exotic foliage. It's an awesome setting. I took pictures of course and that is what I'm posting here. Judge for yourself. Looks like a great place for romance and clandestine kisses to me.
This is their view on the upper walkway at the top of the staircase. Awesome isn't it?