Saturday, July 30, 2011
Through the Chunnel
My classmate, Theresa, and I were back at the train station this morning for a little side trip to Windsor Castle. Fortunately, we arrived just in time to see the Changing the Guard ceremony. This one is a bit different than the ceremony at Buckingham Palace as there are many more guards and they are preceded by an all-guard band. Just up the hill at the castle gate, you start to comprehend the size of the castle territory - thirteen acres in all. Although The Queen usually spends her weekends at Windsor Castle, her flag was not flying on the Round Tower today, signifying that she was not present. The massive and grand state rooms were the highlight for me. Just thinking about all of the significant figures in history who have walked in and out of those rooms gave me the chills. It was well worth the trip.