passing through Windsor, England
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Windsor Castle would be my first tourist stop. The prominent â€śNo Photographyâ€ť 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 â€ślots of peopleâ€¦ Itâ€™s always been lived in,â€ť 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 dĂ©cor.
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.