• Whitechapel Bell Foundry

    Lately, when I travel, I've been determined to buy only locally-made souvenirs instead of mass-produced, Chinese-made plastic things. During the April 2016 trip to England, my souvenirs of choice were brass bells made by the Whitechapel Bell Foundry in E…

  • Lately, when I travel, I've been determined to buy only locally-made souvenirs instead of mass-produced, Chinese-made plastic things. During the April 2016 trip to England, my souvenirs of choice were brass bells made by the Whitechapel Bell Foundry in E…

  • The Three-Bell logo

    Lately, when I travel, I've been determined to buy only locally-made souvenirs instead of mass-produced, Chinese-made plastic things. During the April 2016 trip to England, my souvenirs of choice were brass bells made by the Whitechapel Bell Foundry in E…


  • Hotel Chocolat

    The name is a bit confusing... called Hotel Chocolat, it's not free chocolates complimentary of a hotel. Rather, Hotel Chocolat is a British chocolatier and cocoa grower, with over seventy shops in the United Kingdom. Hotel Chocolat is the only company in…

  • Fentimans: Ginger Beer imported from Britain

    Ginger beer is NON-alcoholic and not a real beer. It is made by the natural fermentation of prepared ginger spice, yeast and sugar and is carbonated. Ginger beer is a British-colonial invention, combining ginger from the East and carbonation and fermentat…

  • Art Deco Revival postcards

    We came across a book liquidator sort of bookstore one late night and saw these postcards. They're in a nice Art-Deco style (hence why I describe them as "Art Deco Revival"). I bought a few of them as souvenirs for myself. They probably are available in…


  • Swans on the Thames

    I'm posting this series a bit out of order, but then you can see how our day at Windsor Castle turned from sunny blue skies to heavy downpours. After visiting the Castle, we had hopes to check out the famous Eton College, which is a 15-minutes walk across…

  • The Thames (at Windsor)

    On the Thames Street/ High Street bridge looking west along the River Thames at Windsor. I'm posting this series a bit out of order, but then you can see how our day at Windsor Castle turned from sunny blue skies to heavy downpours. After visiting the Ca…

  • The King & Castle and the Spice Route

    Looking down an alley in Windsor. 16-17 Thames St, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 18A Thames St, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 I'm posting this series a bit out of order, but then you can see how our day at Windsor Castle turned from sunny blue skies to heavy downpour…


  • Buffet lunch

    I'm posting this series a bit out of order, but then you can see how our day at Windsor Castle turned from sunny blue skies to heavy downpours. After visiting the Castle, we had hopes to check out the famous Eton College, which is a 15-minutes walk across…

  • Lloyds Bank

    2 Thames Street, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 Lloyds Banking Group is the largest bank in the UK, commanding a 24% market share of retail deposits. Under the Lloyds Banking Group are Lloyds Bank, the Bank of Scotland, Halifax, and insurer and pension manager…

  • Castle wall

    I'm posting this series a bit out of order, but then you can see how our day at Windsor Castle turned from sunny blue skies to heavy downpours. After visiting the Castle, we had hopes to check out the famous Eton College, which is a 15-minutes walk across…


  • HSBC

    I'm posting this series a bit out of order, but then you can see how our day at Windsor Castle turned from sunny blue skies to heavy downpours. After visiting the Castle, we had hopes to check out the famous Eton College, which is a 15-minutes walk across…

  • St. George's Chapel

    St. George's Chapel and the Round Tower (right side in a distance with the flagstaff). St. George's Chapel was built between 1475 and 1528 and is a superb example of the late English Gothic style. Ten monarchs are buried here. Prince Charles and Camilla…

  • St. George's Chapel

    I'm posting this series a bit out of order, but then you can see how our day at Windsor Castle turned from sunny blue skies to heavy downpours. After visiting the Castle, we had hopes to check out the famous Eton College, which is a 15-minutes walk across…


  • Towers and walls

    Today's main agenda is to visit Windsor Castle. It was the first visit for both Michiel and myself. In the series you can see how the weather turned from sunny blue skies to gloomy downpour during the day. We would have loved to see more of the town of Wi…

  • Prepared

    Today's main agenda is to visit Windsor Castle. It was the first visit for both Michiel and myself. In the series you can see how the weather turned from sunny blue skies to gloomy downpour during the day. We would have loved to see more of the town of Wi…

  • Moat Garden just below the Round Tower

    The mound surrounding the Windsor Castle Keep (the Round Tower, out of view just to the left of this image) is called the Middle Ward, which includes this Moat Garden, which is not open to the public. Today's main agenda is to visit Windsor Castle. It wa…


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