Thursday, September 7, 2017

Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle is the oldest and the largest occupied castle in the world, whose outer walls are still those constructed by William the conqueror during his reign in the 11th century. 

On the way to the castle from the main public entrance, you pass through the Windsor Railway Station (now known as Windsor and Eton Central Railway Stn) In 1849 when the station opened, there was considerable opposition from the Eton College who were convinced that the proximity of a railway station would lead the Eton boys astray.
A locomotive is on display, which is a full scale replica of the GWR Achilles class 4-2-2-locomotive No. 3041 It was renamed “The Queen” especially to pull the six new carriages of the Royal Train. 

The Windsor Royal shopping and the train station are connected. Most of shops were yet to open as we were there early. 

The Castle itself is a photographer’s delight. This delivery girl also was tempted to take a quick shot of the tower. 

On the way to the castle, we stumbled upon this Ancient well.  

As people assume that many must have used this well as a wishing well, a special board has been put on the well 

As we walked on our friend Melvyn nodded his head to a small alley on the left and said “that is the shortest street”  I had a look at the street and indeed it was. Queen Charlotte Street is the shortest street in Britain measuring only 622 inches. 

And this is the street 

Finally we reached that part of the Castle from where we could see “The Long Walk” which is about three mile long starting at George IV Gateway at Windsor Castle and ending at the magnificent copper Horse statue. 

All thought that it was an ideal place for a group photo with the castle as the background.

On the way back we found this cute Pub on Park Street by the name of The Two Brewers which is Windsor’s smallest pub with only nine tables inside.

Earlier in the day we just about managed to cross the city before the London Cycle Race got into full swing. Did see some of the cyclists as we left the city. You can see it in the video. 


Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
What a fabulous trip you are having and how amazing that you are getting the best of the weather as you move round! YAM xx

Gaurav Dutta said...

Lovely clicks Joe.

Barbara Casillas said...

I love England. It sounds like you had a great day seeing the castle and such a fantastic pub. It looks like a wonderful place to sit and talk about what you have seen. So nice for you that you had such beautiful weather also.

Jan said...

Facinating and beautiful post! I enjoyed it very much...thank you 💮

Theresa Mahoney said...

Lovely snaps. I bet the castle is even more beautiful in person! Sounds like a fabulous trip so far!

Anvilcloud said...

Nice post and video with an interesting collection of people. Motley -- that's the word.

Anonymous said...

That eighth picture is an interesting composition- looks a bit like lego-land on a massive scale! Cheers. - Bruce Robertson.

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

So excited to see you post! My husband and I along with two of our daughters and oldest grandson visited Windsor Castle this past June. We met up with blogging friends that live north of London and had a wonderful day. Your pictures brought that wonderful memories

Antonina said...

Shakespeare's "The Merry Wives of Windsor" came to mind at once :)
enjoyed the castle through your lens, thanks for sharing!

Lowcarb team member said...

You really are having a fabulous trip.
I'm enjoying your posts and seeing your photographs.

All the best Jan