August 14th, 2019

James - totally fascinated

Warwick Castle

Last Monday, I had the day off work and Christine and I went to Warwick Castle. We did a coach trip, as it was a long drive ... but an absolutely fascinating place, with some of the earthworks dating back to 1068, and was probably the first castle that William the Conqueror ordered built.

The rooms were set up in a few sections ... one part showing the history of "Waryck, the Kingmaker", a few rooms to do with the Black Prince, a tableaux of Henry VIII and his wives, and a huge section to do with a Royal house-party that had been held here in 1898, where the future Edward VII started an affair with the owner's wife.

Overall far too many images to try to show you (although I did take "one or two" photos!!). Outside you could climb the towers (as we did) and try your hand at archery, watch jousting ... or as we did, watch a 1/4 hour re-enactment of the Wars of the Roses ... a great day out, as the official web site tells you

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Riding DJ

Rapid History

Part of the display that we saw at Warwick was the history of "The Wars of the Roses" ... all condensed into a quarter of an hour!

We weren't in the best position to take photos, but I managed to get a few images.  (one advantage of carrying a second camera lens with me!!)Collapse )
Umm ...

And Here Are The Next Four

11 In 40 years time what will people be nostalgic for?
People rely on their phones for everything now ... it's one of my pet hates!

12 If freedom is simply being able to do what you want, are animals freer than humans?
Maybe ... but there again, do they realise they have freedom in that way?

13 Would you rather be reincarnated as a fly or just cease to exist after you die?
As I don't believe in reincarnation ... sorry. And, you don't just cease to exist .. so a no-go question for me!

14 Is social media a force for good or evil?
As I said earlier too many people spend their lives on their phones and miss out on actual life.