I totally failed at Travel Tuesday yesterday, but on the bright side, here are some more long-awaited picture from our London and Ireland trip! Today’s pics are from our favorite daytrip while in England–Windsor Castle. This small village gem is the Queen’s current weekend home, but many of the rooms have been restored to what they would have looked like in the 1700’s when the castle was first inhabited!
The sun was playing hide and seek all day, but the weather was sunny and the sky clear for the majority of our pictures, if only for a few moments. Sadly, there was no photography allowed inside the castle itself :-(. This was a real disappointment because the well-preserved baroque architecture was simply breathtaking.
One thing that sort of made up for this letdown was the audio guide, surprisingly enough. Josh and I have never been huge guided tour people, but this audio guide really impressed us. There were sound effects, music, very engaging and intelligent-sounding narrators (who doesn’t sound intelligent with a British accent?), and audio clips from actual British monarchs and their associates.
All in all, it was a very rewarding day. Our only regret is that we had to leave too soon.
Title is from the song “Windsor” by Michou.
More pics of Windsor after the jump!