Orchard in the walled garden areas of Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk. Photo May 2015.
At the entrance to Kenilworth Castle. Photo May 2015.
Window in Castle Rising Castle, Norfolk. Photo May 2015.
This narrow, deep-set window is of the kind you’d expect to see in a largely defensive medieval structure, but there are larger windows in other parts of the castle that has caused some disagreement among historians about just how much the castle was designed for defense. The large earthworks seemed pretty imposing to me – but I was there as a tourist and not an invading army. 🙂
Model of Rochester Castle. Photo May 2015.
Unfortunately I didn’t take a photo of the information plaque on the model, but I’d guess this is representing the what the castle looked like sometime from the 12th to 13th centuries.
Palmer’s house at Mary Arden’s Farm, Wilmote (near Stratford-upon-Avon). Photo May 2015.
Castle Acre Priory Gatehouse, Castle Acre, Norfolk. Photo May 2015.
On top are the Royal Arms and the Priory Arms are below.
Windsor Castle. Photo May 2015.
Even though it’s just tourists besieging the place these days, the outer parts of Windsor Castle are still pretty imposing!
Tomb of Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk at St Michael’s, Framlingham. Photo May 2015.
Last week was the anniversary of the death of Thomas Howard so I had to pull a photo of his tomb. I seem to recall that it was hard to get a photo of his part of the tomb figures (without crawling over ropes) but I managed to get an angle that shows that epic carved beard.
Another view of the Bosworth Battlefield. Photo May 2015.
Even though I’ve already used a couple of photos with this view, I couldn’t pass up using another one on the actual anniversary of the battle!
The Hathaway Bed at Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, Shottery, near Stratford-upon-Avon. Photo May 2015.
This bed was made sometime between 1580 and 1650 and if this was the (in)famous “second best bed” left to Anne in Shakespeare’s will, then that’s not too shabby! There might be more images of beds in the next few weeks since I’ve started going back into the office 3-4 days each week and I’m getting less sleep now. 🙂
Mosaic pavement in Norwich Cathedral. Photo May 2015.
This mosaic reminded me of the magnificent Cosmati Pavement at Westminster Abbey although the one at Norwich is not actually a Cosmati and is much ‘newer’ since it dates from the 19th century. A younger, more ambitious version of me (or maybe a future, retired version of me) would make a quilt of this!
Cooking fireplace at Hall’s Croft. Photo May 2015.
I think this week’s photo choice was inspired by all of the cooking documentaries I’ve been streaming lately.
Privy Garden at Hampton Court Palace. Photo May 2015.
The current garden is a restoration of William III’s from 1702, but this was also the area where Henry VIII had a privy garden in Tudor times.
Robert Dudley’s marble fireplace in Leicester’s Gatehouse at Kenilworth Castle. Photo May 2015.
This is a little bit closer view of a POTW from back in December 2015.
Ornate fireplace in the Library at Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk. Photo May 2015.
Stained glass window at the Church of St Michael, Framlingham. Photo May 2015.
I tried to do a little digging to figure out whose arms are in the center of the window but I didn’t have any luck. If anyone knows, please leave a comment!
Ruins of Castle Acre Castle, Norfolk. Photo May 2015.
Path through the gardens at Blickling Hall, Norfolk. Photo May 2015.
Stairs at Harvard House. Photo May 2015.
As I’ve mentioned before, I have a thing for old wooden staircases. 🙂
Quire of Rochester Cathedral. Photo May 2015.