Saturday, November 10, 2018
This year the LMP was on a damp day.
I went in with the Talbot Family.
Clayton and the Kids enjoyed the day watching the parade
There were many Bands
the LM himself
afterward, we took the kids along the Southbank.
where they enjoyed food and food.
The kids did well. that day.
Saturday, November 03, 2018
Friday, November 02, 2018
Saturday, October 27, 2018
At the moment I am walking the Thames.
Today was the Maidenhead to Winsdor. This little one I had missed, time to do it.
looking at old bridges
new bridges that looked old.
Grand new Houses
Grand Old Houses
old forgotten churches
Castles from new angles
but the Windsor Dock was busy.
Friday, October 26, 2018
Monday, October 22, 2018
When we finished in the Gravesteen we explored Ghent
House that were large and 400 years old
Bakeries that produce very nice buns, and yes we ate some.
The bakeries were everywhere
but it was the old churches
But all but a few were closed.
it's now the winter season.
Gravensteen is part of Ghent attraction
It is a 10th Century castle
yah it is old.
Even the entrance looked like a regular castle fortress.
Once in the entrance, the catsle was still small but impressive and a defensible fort.
Turrets and towers all around it
inside it showed it had wooden structures were attached.
this was castle for a Count
inside was a small shop
the first fireplace known in castles.
that you couldn't break into
The display was impressive
swords and weapons of the period.
Some very big swords as well
The kids group were cute being all dressed up.
outside was the moot, (canal actually.
the view was impressive
from here you would have been able to see your enemy miles away.
now it is all the church steeples.
Many are grand.
back inside the castle not tour went on.
describing how the host killed the evil infantry
and many stairs
with big doors.
the fireplaces were grand enough for heating the whole place.
we got walk around the wall.
soem parts had no walls
this was the chapel. obviously very early. NO decorations.
The castle looked like a castle as well.