passing through Windsor, England

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statue of a queen in front of Windsor Castle, England

Windsor Castle would be my first tourist stop.  The prominent “No Photography” signs at the entrance left me a bit chagrinned, but I did sneak one shot of the dining room ceiling above the massive 50+-seat table in a large hall.  Beautifully displayed weaponry and armor adorn the expansive walls in different rooms and life-sized marble statues of former royals sit among the tourists.  One of the guards informed me that the Queen lives here some of the year, as do “lots of people… It’s always been lived in,” though not so the areas included on the tour since the mid-1800s.  A grand hall wallpapered with shields led to the rooms of gold treasures and gold leaf décor.

 

Done with the castle by 11:30, I was back on the streets.  I took a picture of the entrance to Windsor Station and found the shutter stuck.  Fortunately, it would not become a recurring problem.  Back to Windsor and Eaton/Riverside I went, to then wait for the delayed 11:55 train.  In my travels throughout the day, the diverse sounds of foreign languages demonstrated the European flavor of England.

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Evans at Windsor Castle, England
Evans at Windsor Castle, England
Evans in front of the oldest part …
Evans in front of the oldest part…
Windsor Castle dining room ceiling…
Windsor Castle dining room ceilin…
Evans at the courtyard of Windsor …
Evans at the courtyard of Windsor…
Windsor Castle, England
Windsor Castle, England
the entrance to Windsor Station, E…
the entrance to Windsor Station, …
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