Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Moats, these days

The old tower of Windsor Castle is surrounded by much more "Windsor Castle" now—and outside all those walls are real guards with real machine guns.

So the moat has been made into a beautiful garden.

When it was a watery moat, for however long, it was creating some very rich "topsoil" (then bottomsoil), no doubt.

The castle's "chapel" is a full-sized freestanding church, but it does seem small in proportion to the castle and its grounds. Wikipedia says "It is both a royal peculiar and the chapel of the Order of the Garter."

I love terminology like "a royal peculiar." The only photos I took were of this peculiar (yet familiar, because I've seen him in books) guy:

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