This is the third time we’ve been to the UK, but the first time to visit Windsor Castle. I know I’ve HEARD of it, although I couldn’t remember much, if anything about it. But, we’re looking to round out our knowledge of London, so we headed out, thinking we’d look around for an hour or so, and perhaps head down to Greenwich via a boat ride on the Thames.
It is a short train ride away from downtown London, but when it was built, it was considered the country. Now, it is the weekend get-away home for the Queen, as well as home to many family celebrations.
All I could say was WOW!
And seriously, my camera (and its new lens) were smokin’. And in case you were wondering, no, there was no trip down the Thames. We spent the whole day at Windsor. The castle that is. We never even looked around at downtown Windsor, and that looked pretty awesome, as well.
The castle is very impressive. As well it should be. Many a King in the past has added to the original structure to make it more intimidating.
You may have realized that I have become an architecture freak…I just can’t get enough of it. The combinations of building materials, the colors, the textures, the lines and angles – I love it all.
This first photo cracked me up…notice the McDonald’s “golden arches” in the shadow of the castle…
The rest are much more traditional…
Okay, so not ALL of them are. I like the airplane soaring over the castle…
It’s really an incredible place.