Rochester Castle

I visited Rochester in Kent recently with family on an afternoon out. On arrival we decided to have a look around and came across the grand looking Cathedral which is the second oldest in England.

Inside there were lots of pretty stain glass windows and statues as well as other historical artifacts and features.

After looking around we turned towards Rochester Castle, which was built in the 1080s and still looked like it was standing strong despite being a ruin.

The castle stands on large grounds where lots of families were having picnics, playing games and just enjoying the good view and weather. Inside the castle you could the large building blocks that made it, giving an indication of just how old it was. I can imagine it must have been cold and dark in the evenings and difficult to get around with its steep, narrow, spiral staircases, and long hallways.

As we carefully climbed the staircases we reached the roof and could see a lovely view of River Medway on one side and walking around to the other, Rochester Cathedral which sits across from the castle.

It didn’t take us too long to see the whole castle as there weren’t any rooms, mostly corridors and landings from one staircase to another but it let us imagine what it would have looked like when it was in use. It was a nice afternoon out and we enjoyed experiencing and learning about something new.

Number 10

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Its finally Election day here in the UK. It’s been a neck and neck race between the major parties up until now so it’ll be interesting to see who wins and occupies Number 10. I haven’t casted my vote yet but will do once I finish work. May the best man (or party) win

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Sign Says

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So, I thought I’d have a go at the weekly photo challenge on WordPress this week. This is a photo I took when walking around London, and I thought it was a cheeky alteration to the ‘stop’ sign, so took a quick snap
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I also found this Banky picture on my wonderings which is also very apt, and I love Banksy artwork, so I had to include it

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