Lord Marlborough overlooking Blenheim Palace
We thought this was a big gate... must be the main gate? No. This is the servants entrance.
This place is really really really big. David would say it is obnoxiously big. Patrick thinks it's brilliant.
The grounds of Blenheim Palace.
This little village is the servant's quarters. Seriously.
This place is really big. Have we mentioned that?
The formal gardens off the right as you come in the front door (and walk a quarter mile).
More of the formal gardens of Blenheim Palace.
Well, we couldn't take photos in the palace, so we are off to Oxford. As you'll no doubt notice, we have no pictures of Oxford. It was raining most of the day.
We couldn't tell which college this was from this side of the water, but you can see it on the map here: http://tinyurl.com/ktycg3
Next time we are in Cambridge, we will take a boat tour and come when finals are not underway.
Corpus Christi College
Ice cream and old buildings... a brilliant combination!
We've arrived in Windsor village.
And around the corner, Windsor castle.
Windsor castle is a remarkably beautiful building.
One of the many towers in Windsor. This one is occupied by the many people who work at the castle.
This is the tower and the core of the castle defenses.
This is the core of the castle defense. It is called the Round Tower. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windsor_Castle
Ben is learning about Windsor from HRH Prince Charles, Prince of Wales.
Edward III Tower and the south wing.
Exterior of St George's Chapel where we could not take pictures.
On our way to the State Apartments.
The Quadrangle where Henry VIII occasionally held jousts.
The Quadrangle and the South Wing.
Patrick and Ben at the foot of the Round Tower.
Clearly, Windsor is more a palace these days than a fortification. Even so, it seems it would be a difficult tower to take in battle.
Goodbye Windsor! We hope to see you again.
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