Dover, England

April 2002

 

In April, Nancy and I went away for a night to check out the white cliffs of Dover and Dover Castle.  It was great just to get out of London and taste the sweet sea air.  Will have to do it more often.

 

What was really cool about the castle was seeing the secret underground tunnels used in WW2 to organise the evacuation of Dunkirk.  After WW2, the tunnels remained vaguely secret and was used as some sort of shelter in case of nuclear attack.  

 

Outer Walls Of Dover Castle

Moat, walls, gate and barbicans

 

Nancy posing for the camera.

 

"Give us a kiss."

 

The Keep

Walls of keep and mortar.

 

Flag at half mast for the Queen Mother.

 

Entrance to the keep.

 

The main keep.

 

Cool stained glass window shot #1

 

Cool stained glass window shot #2

 

On top of the keep.

 

Nancy and me.

 

St Marys Church (left) and the Roman light tower (right).

 

The Roman Pharos (light tower)

 

Stained glass window of a roman soldier inside St Mary's Church.  The window faces the Pharos.

 

Streets of Dover

Castle shot.

 

Castle from waterfront.

 

White cliffs of Dover (vaguely underwhelming).  Apparently, it's much better viewing if you are out to see a bit.

 

Seagull.