Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Mum's Birthday

The 12th of February was Mum's birthday. We went to William Shakespeare's birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon and saw Kenilworth Castle from the outside. 

Here are the photos:

This picture is of Kenilworth Castle. You can see us in front of the gate.

This is a picture that Mum took through the bars of one of the windows.

This is the view across the causeway toward the castle.

Here is a photo of an arrow-slit in one of the towers.

This is us walking around the castle walls on a path through the snow.

Here I am taking a picture, with my two sisters.

Here is another tower of the castle.

These are photos of us at Shakespeare's birthplace.

This is a Tudor knot-garden at New Place, on the site of the house where Shakespeare lived from 1610. A knot-garden is a square garden with small hedges that form intricate shapes with flowers and herbs in between them.

This photo is of my sisters and me standing beside the site of an archaeological dig at New Place.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, what a wonderful day Jake. I bet you loved Kenilworth castle. The arrow slits are fantastic. You can imagine the soldiers defending the castle against attackers. Can you just see King Henry's forces attacking the castle in 1266 with their siege towers? Love Grandad