Monday, May 21, 2007

Windsor Castle

The Queen's Garden
Originally uploaded by ecuk07.

Today, the 21st of May, the class took a trip to Windsor to visit Windsor Castle. It is the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Britain. Originally made of wood, the castle was built by William the Conqueror in 1080 to guard the western approaches to London. King Georgr V took his surname from the Castle, showing his deep affection for it. Windsor Castle is an official residence of the Queen and her family who stay there often. In fact, she was residing in the castle when we visited!

We were able to wander through the State Apartments, St. George's Chapel, and we were able to see Queen Mary's Dollhouse, a masterpiece designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and given to Queen Mary in 1924. At Windsor we were also able to witness a smaller scale, bu just as impressive, version of the Changing of the Guards.

1 comment:

Barbara said...

The pictures of the queen's garden are beautiful...I have to say I guess I like the garden too!
(Nancy's Mom)