An Englishman's Castle is also his home.

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An Englishman's Castle is also his home.
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As the weather was miserable; and I'm waiting for my second vaccination, I thought I'd plunder the archives

Sunstar performer - Canon 16-35 f4/L IS; Kenilworth Castle, Leicester Gatehouse

Leicester Gatehouse, above, forms part of the Kenilworth Castle complex, and dates back to 1550.

I must say the 16-35 f4/L IS is one of my favourite Canon lenses. Pleasingly sharp, not too heavy, not eye-wateringly expensive, it has IS, and it makes good sunstars when stopped down too. All in all, a winner IMO.

Castle-y McCastleFace - Warwick Castle; the quintessence of an English castle

Warwick Castle. Basking in the glow of a sunset, this is Caesar's Tower; which forms part of the main castle itself, and was built between 1330 and 1360.

I must say I think Warwick Castle is one of the most iconic castles in England. The only thing I dislike about it is the commercialism of it - a quiet romantic spot this isn't. That said, I was the only person shooting a sunset from this location that day.

House of Sun - the lighting here was too good to miss

Bonus shot of some houses opposite Kenilworth Castle; as I just loved the lighting. You can tell this is an old house from the wavy roof line - it means the roof construction pre-dates modern sawmills. People often add timber to the front of later buildings, to make them look old, but they rarely make the roof wavy These date back to the 14th century, and apparently you can rent Castle Cottage, the house on the (frame) left. The other sign of a genuinely old house are very low ceilings inside, as modern people are a lot taller than our malnourished ancestors.

I hope you like the trip through my archives

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