On Wednesday, Mom, my sister, and I had the opportunity to tour Windsor Castle and have afternoon tea nearby before catching the train back home.
Since my trip here has proven that my super teacher immunity is no match for British germs and I’ve had a day in, I put together this blog post to give you a taste of our time there.
My mom and I took my nephews to Windsor Castle last time I was here in October 2015 (you can see photos from that visit here, here, and here), but I found this trip to be equally fun with the addition of Christmas decor and tea with my mom and sister. I hope you enjoy these!
Christmas crackers don’t often make it into American decor, so I enjoyed seeing these at the Windsor train station.
I love the walk up to the Castle.
These photos were taken during our little detour as we waited in line on side streets to buy tickets to the Castle.
I really enjoyed all the festive decorations. They do a lot, considering the Queen doesn’t even spend Christmas in this home!
A close-up of St. George’s Gate and other views around the castle grounds. We unfortunately weren’t allowed to take photos inside the state rooms.
St. George’s Chapel
A close-up of St. George’s Chapel with animal guards. 🙂
The guards dress a bit differently in the wintertime.
Then we walked across the street to afternoon tea at Clarence Brasserie and Tea Room.
It was great getting some quality time with my sister and my mom!
What afternoon tea is all about, really.
We were able to go back past the castle on our way out to see the evening light on it.
Evening light on Windsor Castle
The Queen Victoria Statue next to Windsor.
Unique Christmas decorations by the shops next to Windsor…
The shops at the train station and awaiting our train back.
Good evening, all!
Some of you may have noticed I took a bit of a hiatus from blogging recently. 2015 was a rough year for me and I cut down on a few things, like blogging, to cope. My hope is to get back on track in the next few months so I can share more of my fun travels and recent photo sessions here. I hope you enjoy!
I didn’t quite finish blogging the photos from my trip to London in October of 2015, so the next few posts will be devoted to the fun that I had in England with my mom, sister, and her family.
Here are a few more photos from Windsor Castle and then some bonus photos from around my sister’s home. Stay tuned for Big Ben and Hampton Court Palace soon!
The Queen Victoria statue right outside of Windsor Castle.
It was so fun to walk this street again with fond memories of it from our visit when I was eight-years-old.
A shopping area outside the Windsor Castle train station.
It’s been a few months, but I think this is the Paddington train station. 🙂
Sundown on Farm Lane
I loved the evening light hitting the plants outside my sister’s home.
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It was a beautiful evening for a walk with my nieces!
Such a ham.
Twice the fun!
A thistle… pretty close to Scotland.
I love evening light.
Hello, my long lost friends! In an effort to be a better teacher and good friend, I’ve cut back on blog posts recently. I do hope to wrap up sharing about my October trip and have quite a few fall family photo sessions to share with you one of these days.
I’ll start small with this little post from our visit to Windsor Castle. I’m a big fan of doors, windows, and entryways. So much so that I took enough pictures at Windsor Castle to warrant a blog post.
Here are some highlights from the largest occupied castle in the world!
I’ll start with this little recreation I attempted. The top photo is from my first visit to Windsor in 1989 with my dad on the left and our family friends, the Welches. The photo below is my nephews coming through the same gate.
My nephews hanging out with a Windsor Castle guard.
What’s that you say? You’d like to see more phone photography from me? Well, if you insist…
While I usually prefer to only post the best of my best on this blog, I’m sort of using this as my trip log and in turn I am exposing my sometimes poor quality phone photography to you all. I’m assuming you’re not as picky as I am about such things and hopefully appreciate the glimpse of London these pics provide. After this post, I will have legit fancy camera photos to share… get excited! 🙂
We had the privilege of attending a children’s program at the famous Royal Albert Hall with my nephews.
Then we took a walk to Kensington Gardens. Fall sure is beautiful in London!
We stopped briefly to admire Kensington Palace (on right) and then continued on…
Have I mentioned that I love fall?
… to our destination. The Diana, Princess of Wales’ Memorial Playground in Kensington Gardens was so well done with lots of fun hidden gems for the kids to discover.
We had an adventurous trip home in the rain, taking many steps deep into the underground to catch the tube then a bus home.
Finally got a sister photo!
The next day Mom and I took the boys to Windsor Castle on the train.
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