Windsor, England

March 24, 2001

Windsor castle dominates the set here, and it should. It's known as one of the world's greatest surviving medieval castle. It still functions for the Queens "dine & sleep" events, a sort of adult slumber party tradition of eating, partying late and staying over for the next day. The open parts are impressive to see, a major attracting being Queen Mary's Doll House complete with working electricity and running water. The whole thing is larger than my London dining room.

The town is worth a wonder though, and I would write about Windsor if I only saw the castle. The old train station is a mini-market/mall, slightly touristy, but with a traditional flavor. All the quiet streets in this area and around the castle let the imagination dip back in time to hear the clacking of horse draw carriages plodding up the hill.

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