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arundel castle

One last day of sightseeing with my parents, this time to one of England's finest castles, in West Sussex.

Some interesting silhouettes in the garden by Philip Jackson:

Some tall stairs and an amazing old cork tree:

We walked back along the Arun river to Amberley train station and got back just before dark. Which involved trespassing on a closed footpath and making an Indiana Jones-style crossing on the iron struts of a hugely mangled footbridge.

The solid door on this rickety little dock struck me as a bit surreal.

My dad said, 'You're not going to get a good photo with only this much light', and he was right. But he also said, 'That's a very English looking cloud', so I am posting it because it's kind of interesting in its cloudy Englishness.



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Oct. 4th, 2008 12:44 am (UTC)
How can a cloud be English?
Oct. 4th, 2008 01:04 pm (UTC)
Hmm, I'm not sure. I was pretty tired when I posted that. But that cloud is sort of puffy and stretched out at the same time, not the kind of clouds we get in the Seattle area, where I lived when I was little. We occasionally get a puffy cloud hunkering down on top of Mt Rainier, but it's mostly solid cloud cover, the kind that allows vampires to mingle freely among us.
Oct. 4th, 2008 08:35 am (UTC)
When you were at Arundel, did you see the Boss?
Oct. 4th, 2008 01:01 pm (UTC)
No, I think the Boss must've been keeping a low profile. But my mum caught two burglars and stopped a carjacking, so he would've been proud.
Oct. 4th, 2008 04:28 pm (UTC)
Such a cool castle! My parents were just visiting too and I saw my share of castles in France and Germany.
Oct. 5th, 2008 08:48 pm (UTC)
Hi, Lenore! That's great, castles never get boring! :-) How are you and Daniel doing?
Oct. 5th, 2008 09:23 am (UTC)
Only yesterday I was admiring that castle from the train window...

I once went for a job doing design and layout for porn magazines in Arundel. I didn't take it in the end as my mum didn't want me to. Fair enough, I guess.
Oct. 5th, 2008 08:51 pm (UTC)
That's funny, you'd never think of porn magazines while walking through the village. Where were you going on the train? I love being able to see the castle come up on the horizon when the train draws up toward Arundel. It looks even better if you walk there along the river from Amberley, but we had to do the walk in reverse (Arundel back to Amberley) because we forgot to check if the train stopped at Amberley, oops. There's a little working museum in Amberley that I keep meaning to visit, but I haven't managed it yet. The pub there, the Bridge, does the best chips anywhere.
Oct. 5th, 2008 11:34 pm (UTC)
We were going to London, Claridges for a wedding. What should have been an hours journey, due to engineering works, detoured round all of Sussex and took two and a half hours.

Amberley? not sure if I know it...

Oct. 6th, 2008 09:52 am (UTC)
your mom looks really well. is she fully recovered? i lvoe the door photo. i can write a novel about that one.
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