Just about a month ago, Windsor was full of tourists all keeping a watch out for the Royals. However I think, the best time to visit Windsor Castle is when there are very little tourists and spring is painting the landscape green.
The Windsor Castle is one of the mightiest castles which stands as sturdy as any newly constructed building.
This mighty fortress was built in the 11th century by William the Conqueror. Since then it has seen many Monarchs come and go.
Windsor Castle is also one of the Queen’s residential Palaces. This makes it the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world!
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Chepstow Castle at Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales is the oldest surviving post-Roman stone fortification in Britain. Located above cliffs on the River Wye, construction began in 1067 under the instruction of the Norman Lord William FitzOsbern. Originally known as Striguil, it was the southernmost of a chain of castles built in the Welsh Marches, and with its attached lordship took the name of the adjoining market town in about the 14th century.In the 12th century the castle was used in the conquest of Gwent, the first independent Welsh kingdom to be conquered by the Normans. It was subsequently held by two of the most powerful Anglo-Norman magnates of medieval England, William Marshal and Richard de Clare. However, by the 16th century its military importance had waned and parts of its structure were converted into domestic ranges. Although re-garrisoned during and after the English Civil War, by the 1700s it had fallen into decay. With the later growth of tourism, the castle became a popular visitor destination.
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“Las Meninas” is the masterpiece that Diego Velazquez painted in 1656. They were the children of noble families who lived at court in the service of the Queen. When childhood, as we know it today, didn’t exist.
As a tribute to Velazquez, 80 artists have reinvented Las Meninas, that have left the Prado and populate the streets of Madrid ... (Here three of them).
Louvre Museum, Paris 🇫🇷 I’ve been posting a lot about Paris lately but what can I do, this city is just so beautiful!
This picture is from the Napoleon II’s apartments in the Louvre Museum. Just look at this mantelpiece clad in gold!! Unfortunately there’s no time for a detailed explanation today, I’m busy putting the finishing touches on this week’s article. I’ll be publishing it in a couple of hours to stay tuned for the link or head over to the website (link in bio) and take the quiz!!