Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Holidays in England: Dunster Castle I

An ancient castle and comfortable country home
with dramatic vistas and subtropical gardens

Dramatically sited on a wooded hill, a castle has existed here since at least Norman times, with an impressive medieval gatehouse and ruined tower giving a reminder of its turbulent history.

The castle that you see today became a lavish country home during the 19th century for the Luttrell family, who lived here for 600 years.

The castle boasts spectacular views toward the Bristol channel, the Quantock hills and up to the moors of Exmoor. (via)


Monday, August 20, 2012

Holidays in England - Rapparee Cove

Rapparee Cove
On the night of 9th October 1796, at half after eight, the transport ship London of "the ganges convoy" is coming for this harbour. It was taken by a heavy squall which took and forced her upon the rocks below in the rapparee cove. She was carrying St. Lucian prisoners of war, and upwards of 40 brave souls where lost, along with courageous local people who went to their assistance.

Friday, August 10, 2012

That's photography for me

"Taking pictures is savoring life intensely,
 every hundredth of a second."

 Marc Riboud

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Gilbert of Salisbury

Do you know Gilbert?
Therefore I would like to introduce him......

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Holidays in England - Salisbury

I want to invite you too a trip through south-west England!

Welcome to Salisbury!

The city is located in the south-east of Wiltshire, near the edge of Salisbury Plain.
In 1219 Richard Poore, the then Bishop of Sarum, decided to establish a new town and cathedral on an estate in his possession in the valley, on the banks of the River Avon.
The town was laid out in a grid pattern, and work started in 1220, with the cathedral commencing the following year. The town developed rapidly, and by the 14th century was the foremost town in Wiltshire. The city wall surrounds the Close and was built in the 14th century.
There are five gates in the wall; four are original, known as the High Street Gate, St Ann's Gate, the Queen's Gate, and St Nicholas's Gate. A fifth was created in the 19th century to allow access to Bishop Wordsworth's School located inside the Cathedral Close.(via)

Sunday, August 5, 2012

not stressed anymore

If I'm stressed and over-worked I could not take any pictures. Now, after my holidays, I could not wait to share some pictures with you!!!

Thanks to Charlie from keinezeitfuerlangeweile for award me the "Liebster Blog Award"!

Look forward to my "Holidays in England" Posts!!