Weekend in Warwick

(plus a little of Stratford Upon Avon)

Warwickshire, England.

September 2008

 

After doing the Porsche vs. Ferrari Experience on Saturday morning, Chrissy and I spent the remainder of the weekend checking out Warwick, Warwick Castle and a little bit of Stratford Upon Avon. 

 

Despite the terrible weather, we had a good weekend.

 

Warwick and Warwick Castle

There really are parking spaces for Minis

 

School door.

 

A fascinating gatehouse come church in Warwick.

 

 

 

Nice post box.

 

Chrissy looking up at the gatehouse come church.

 

Another lovely old wonky building.

 

Tourist centre and home to a military museum which we checked out.

 

Old Dispensary now art gallery

 

Tea house.  We had dinner at a really lovely restaurant nearby.

 

A very atmospheric looking Warwick Castle with rain clouds overhead. 

 

The rain was very heavy.  Definitely not a day to be outside.

 

Entrance to the main gate.

 

Reputably one of the most beautiful women in Europe once upon a time.

 

The Queen and I

 

Chrissy wearing a helmet.

 

A little Lilleput type village as seen from the castle ramparts.  When Chrissy and I saw it, we knew we had to go down afterwards and check it out.

 

 

 

 

 

Lilliput garden.

 

 

 

 

 

Wonky old house underneath the castle walls.

 

 

 

Castle as seen from upstream

 

I love this photo. 

 

Lovely old building with jag parked in the driveway.

 

Another view of the gatehouse church from the side of the castle grounds.

 

 

 

At one of the local pubs where we ended up.  Both Chrissy and I ended up pretty wankered and both of us were hung-over the next day.

 

Plus a little of Stratford Upon Avon

After leaving Warwick on Sunday, we headed down to spend an hour or two checking out Stratford Upon Avon - home to Shakespeare.

 

Will have to go back one day and check it out properly.

 

Yet another old wonky house

 

Cat and mouse tiller on houseboat

 

Memorial to Shakespeare and other poets.

 

Theatrical mask.

 

"Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more."

 

 

 

"I am not only witty in myself, but the cause that wit is in other men"

 

"Consideration like an angel, came and whipt the offending Adam out of him"

 

"Good night, sweet prince, And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!"