Sunday, October 18, 2009

Arundel Castle

Hi ya'll,


Yesterday we took a little trip to a really cool town called Arundel. We went to see the Arundel castle. It was unbelievable. The mere fact the they managed to build it as long ago as they did....boggles the mind. We were not allowed to take pictures of the inside due to all the priceless things inside.The opulence was indescribable.Here are a few inside pics I found (mostly on Government sites)



























The drawing room.

















The library











One of many bedrooms














Chapel. the ceiling was unbelievable.










The billiard room
















Another bedroom.







I can't find a pic of the dining room that will allow me to download it. (dang it!)

Everything was enormous , tables, fireplaces, fixtures. I can not imagine how they got that stuff in there in the first place. It had to have all been built on site ,somehow.



www.arundelcastle.org


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arundel_Castle


I had to re-do this movie because at first it was over 12 minutes long. I had a camera and so did my spouse. Here are our pictures ,in no particular order (nor do I know who took what,at this point) Enjoy this spectacular castle!


Happy Sunday !




11 comments:

Mary said...

Oh how beautiful!!! Thanks for posting pictures and links. Enjoy every minute and build wonderful memories.

SOUL: said...

i see you're building your vocabulary out there :))

"opulence" haha another one i must look up.

great castle.

did i ever show you the one in azle? a real one in podunk tx.

anyhow-
happy sundayy!

starsimplified said...

These pictures were a real treat! Thanks for sharing them!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful! Where's the dust, though? aj

Golden To Silver Val said...

Thanks for the pictures, absolutely gorgeous....It was almost like being there except no sore feet. LOL. Now that you've seen a castle...you absolutely MUST read this book. I've just finished it and take it from me....its GOOD GOOD GOOD. The Other Boleyn Girl by Phillipa Gregory. OMG. What a BITCH Anne Boleyn was!

Nocturnal Queen said...

Love the library.

desert dirt diva said...

those pictures are awsome.... to bad i could not see the slide show.. yet again thanks dial up!..please send them to me.. and still waiting for that phone no

Anonymous said...

I'm going to look up the castle in podunk, tx...closest to one I'll ever see! aj

Anonymous said...

Fabulous! Fabulous! Thank you for sending. You will be our "eyes" as we get to see England thru your pics. I would love to see that castle. Two other goods are Blenheim Castle and Warwick Castle, near the Cotswolds. Blenheim is where Winston Churchill was born- right in that castle. There is an Arundel County in Maryland. The King of England would give parcels of land away to his friends and patrons. Betcha that Arundel in Maryland is from the same family. He also gave a large parcel to Lord Baltimore. Pls see some more and send more pics. G5

Momma Drama said...

Thanks! I use picasa web albums for my slide shows. It's through google.

Meg said...

If you get a chance...another FANTASTIC castle to visit is Warwick Castle (and you ARE allowed pictures inside, hehe). They even have wax figures...including one of ole Henry (dang chauvinist).