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Fit For A King

By Sezz    
Thanks for your support on the train images, thought I'd give them a break for a bit.
This one's from a lovely visit with my Dad last week to Dover Castle.

Dover Castle has recently had a refurbishement in the Great Tower, everything lavishly recreated to look exactly as it would of in Henry II's time. It was expertly done and the colours were amazing, so rich and warm, I was like a kid in a sweet shop Wink

King Henry II was one of England's most powerful monarchs. His family included Richard the Lionheart, 'Bad' King John and his strong-willed wife, Eleanor of Aquitaine - all the notorious subjects of many myths and legends.

The aim of the Great Tower project is to evoke the atmospheric interiors of King Henry II's medieval royal court, creating an immersive world in which the visitor stands at the centre of the experience.
Backed by meticulous research, compelling evidence and an army of skilled craftsmen who have re-created the lavish interiors, from wall hangings, stunning furnishings and over 500 intricate objects, the project is considered the most ambitious attempt to re-create a medieval palace in more than a century.

Thanks for your time, as always your thoughts/comments are very welcome.
Regards - Sarah J x

Tags: Kent Helmet English heritage Dover castle King Henry II The Great Tower

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Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
12 Jul 2012 2:07PM
All looks shiny and perfect. Lovely colour captured.......Sandy

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Kenfromsot 9 57 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2012 2:33PM
Knew this was a 'Sezz' from the thumbnail. Wonderful colours.

Richsr 11 91 223 England
12 Jul 2012 3:30PM
Certainly look shiny and new good colours and details Sarah
regards Richard
Rich colours and nicely presented, sounds like a must visit if your anywhere near Dover.

Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
12 Jul 2012 4:50PM
Just love the composition with this image.....Quality!

cassiecat 9 39 46 England
12 Jul 2012 4:59PM
lovely colour and texture and as always a fine comp.lesley
paulb20 Plus
11 12 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2012 5:58PM
Like the bold colours and light Sarah.
Stace Plus
10 2 2 England
12 Jul 2012 6:15PM
Cracking comp Sarah

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1916 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2012 6:17PM
An epic in miniature. This conveys so much in just a few details. Brilliant.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
12 Jul 2012 7:43PM
Sounds a super place to visit, Sarah, and a very beautiful here of part of the exhibits Wink
Trev Smile
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2012 8:17PM
Superb colour composition, Sarah.

Henry II was also responsible for the murder of Thomas Becket, the 'petulant priest', and therefore the founder of the tourist trade in Canterbury Smile

Excellent composition.. Lovely tones & textures.. Lovely red splash
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2012 8:51PM
Wonderful light and tones, great comp too and love the sheen!
derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2012 10:08PM
A very nice tableau Sarah.
great colour and light.
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
13 Jul 2012 8:08AM
An unusual and colourful composition but it works well.

Sezz 13 617 15 England
13 Jul 2012 8:11AM
Thank you for your time & kind comments, always appreciated!

Sarah x
13 Jul 2012 8:30AM
Brilliant shot Sarah, wonderful colours and so well composed. Well done.

John Smile
Superb colours Sarah........must pay Dover a visit Grin
Sezz 13 617 15 England
13 Jul 2012 4:25PM
John, Julie - thank you Smile

Julie - It's a good day out, wonderful castle and keep of course, but there's also the Secret Wartime tunnels where the evacuation of Dunkirk was controlled from, the underground hospital and the medieaval tunnels. If that's not enough, there is also a Roman Lighthouse and a Saxon Church to keep you entertained! English Heritage - gis a job Wink

Sarah x
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2012 7:00AM
lovely colours and you captured the detail and light well Sarah.
Sezz 13 617 15 England
17 Jul 2012 11:39AM
Thanks Yung Smile

Sarah x

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