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Today we left our luxurious accommodation at Fredrick's Maidenhead and headed to Windsor for a look at Queen Betty's Castle. We arrived in time to see the Changing of the Guard where we had a more intimate view of the pageantry than at Buckinghuge Palace.
Windsor Castle is the largest inhabited castle in ...
... of the park (for the first walkthrough see Day 3 - The One With All The Parks), we wanted to take in more of the grounds, see a few of the monuments, statues, and other all around cool stuff the English felt like dropping into the park. The pictures below will cover the highlights of what we saw, but the best part for me, personally, were the squirrels.
Despite the royal proclamation (or whatever) that declared feeding them to be ...
Hope everyone is well and thank you for reading this blog. I have been busy working on doctorate assignments so have fallen a bit behind with the blogs. So here are a bunch one right after the other.
The first one is from my trip to England that I took at the beginning of this month. I currently teach IB Courses (the European version of AP kind of) and my school sent myself and a colleague to England ...
... for much of the way, to the highest point we could get to without a guide at 2900m. It was very windy and quite cold at that altitude, and by the time we reached the turn around point, the peak of Etna was partly covered by passing cloud which prevented us getting a really good close up photo. Only about 10 of us climbed the first 5km, with the rest taking a gondola to the half-way point. More walked the second ...
... was so much to see and so much of it more splendid than the next thing round the next corner. For me seeing the memorial to Shakespeare just left me speechless, the detail in the design was so intricate and showed so much detail.
Half way thought our audio tour we went in to the knave of the church for the communion service. I had wanted to do this since I first arrived all those weeks ago and it was with a glad heart I sat there in the ancient pew and joined in with the ...