Picture of the Week #682

Stained glass window in Norwich Cathedral. Photo May 2015.

When I was looking for a photo of stained glass to use today, this one jumped out at me since I liked the decoration around the edges. And then when I looked at the details, I realized it’s perfect for the lead-up to Christmas since it shows (from bottom to top): The Annunciation, Joseph and the the Angel, The Presentation of Jesus at the Temple, and the Adoration of the Magi.

Picture of the Week #679

Kitchen at Blickling Hall. Photo May 2015.

Although the property as a whole has Tudor connections, the kitchen in this photo was moved to the current location in the 1930s and has furniture and fittings ranging from the Jacobean period through the 1980s. (Not all of which you see in this photo.) But fitting with the Food Theme for this month and with Thanksgiving on my mind, I kept thinking about this kitchen and the massive Turkey Day meal you could prep in it. 🙂

Picture of the Week #678

Hampton Court Palace Kitchens. Photo May 2015.

I mentioned last week that I would have a food theme this month and that it would mostly be fake food, but this photo isn’t! When I stopped by to visit @tudorcook at work in the Hampton Court Kitchens he was doing some tests with roasts and various cooking times on the cooking fire, some of which you can see here.

Picture of the Week #677

Small dining scene at the Shakespeare Birthplace. Photo May 2015.

I’ve decided it was time for a theme month again and since November is the month of Thanksgiving here in the US (and because Turkey Day always gets the short shrift), this month will feature FOOD! Mostly fake food in kitchen and dining displays, but it’s the thought that counts.

Picture of the Week #672

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. 🙂