Hard to pick just a few to describe an amazing chunk of history that I explored on my way to The Isle Of White.
I stopped for a couple of days in the city of Portsmouth as I wanted to see the HMS Victory, and also the Mary Rose ... 2 historic ships. The other place I wanted to see was the D-Day museum (Having been to the beaches in May, I certainly wanted to see the stunning embroidery that was here.
So pleased I stopped - and here is a brief glimpse ....
THE MARY ROSE - Launched 1511, sunk 1545 (watched by Henry VIII) with most of the crew drowned, and raised in 1982 (yes, I remember watching it on the TV)
Some of the many artifacts
This dog belonged to the ship's carpenter, and the 2 bodies were found together.
HMS VICTORY - Nelson's flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar October 1805 (and where he died)
Marking the spot where Horatio Nelson died
HMS M33 - used during The Gallpioli Campaign in 1915
THE GARRISON CHURCH - bombed during WW!!
THE CATHEDRAL (they have actually buried one of the sailors here as a memorial to the whole ship)
THE NAVAL WAR MEMORIAL
THE SQUARE TOWER - This is where Henry VIII stood and watched his prise ship go down