Windsor Castle-Libby Grimm and I went to Windsor by train and visited the majestic Windsor Castle. The weather was beautiful so it was a perfect day to walk around the castle where Queen Elizabeth spends most weekends. Some of the highlights of the trip to Windsor include Queen Mary’s Dollhouse, which was truly a work of art. The scale model with working electricity and plumbing is kept in a darkened room so as not to damage the miniature art pieces, fabrics, and tapestries. Everything inside the elaborate doll house is made to be as realistic as possible, and it does look amazingly real. There is even a library with tiny hand-made books on the shelves. No expense was spared in creating this work of art and it was a delight to see it along with the rest of the castle.
Shakespeare's Grave at Holy Trinity
A poet to the very end...
The garden at New Place
Monday, July 9 London Alive: British Museum
When I went on my first London Alive excursion, I made sure to visit the area of the British Museum that contained Celtic and early artifacts from the British Isles since that area of the museum was significant to The Dark is Rising Sequence. In Greenwitch, the third book in the sequence, the story begins with the Drew children standing before an empty display case in the British Museum reading a newspaper article about several aritifacts that had recently been stolen from the museum. The children know immediately who is responsible for the theft of a very important item that is needed to give The Light an advantage in its age-long struggle with The Dark. Even though the story is fictional, it was interesting to stroll through that section of the museum and picture everything just as Susan Cooper described in the book.