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Medieval Chambers

By Sezz    
Taken in the Great Tower at 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 so warm!

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 was 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.

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

Tags: Kent Architecture English heritage South east Great tower King Henry II Dover Caste

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Comments


27 Nov 2012 6:03PM
LOVE the colour's here Sarah, just awesome. An excellent piece of Work indeed.

John Smile

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27 Nov 2012 6:16PM
Wonderful colours and lighting Sarah, excellent work Smile
rontear Plus
13 8 7 England
27 Nov 2012 6:19PM
Grand interior Sarah, fit for a queenWink
Ron.
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
27 Nov 2012 6:46PM
Lovely detail. The bedding looks very modern.

Dave
woolybill1 Plus
9 22 67 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2012 7:24PM
Tried to post a comment earlier but the PC is reluctant to assist Sad
H II my second-favourite King (after Ed III) so I appreciate this extra. Super rendition of the colours & detail.
Now I'll try again . .
Regards
Bill
tomcat 10 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2012 7:27PM
I bet those floorboards hold some secrets - all the comings and goings from medieval timesWink

Adrian
27 Nov 2012 9:21PM
A high class image.

Dave
Richsr Plus
9 90 223 England
27 Nov 2012 10:06PM
Like the good details and warm tones in this Sarah
Good work
Regards Richard
28 Nov 2012 4:28AM
Looks wonderful. So lovely and so colourful........Sandy
AnnChown Plus
6 198 1 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2012 8:16AM
The colours are amazing. Looks a bit draughty for me. Smile
Ann
Excellent light so well exposed the colours really stand out well nice shot.

John
Sezz Plus
11 617 15 England
28 Nov 2012 10:58AM
Many thanks for your time and kind comments, always appreciated!
John, aw thank you for your UA, such a lovely surprise Smile

Sarah x
wolfy 12 36 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2012 11:18AM
Lovely light and exposure Sarah!
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
28 Nov 2012 12:53PM
A beautiful re-creation of the room. I am surprised at the color and modern appearance of the bed covers.
Sezz Plus
11 617 15 England
28 Nov 2012 4:03PM
Wolfy & Joline, thank you!

Joline, I was surprised too at the colours, how rich and vibrant they were! I was told that it was as accurate as could be - the paints for the chairs and bedsteads were mixed from data found on orginal medieval documents.

Sarah x
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
28 Nov 2012 4:05PM
A wonderful and colourful capture, Sarah - love those beds! Wink
Trev Smile
Greyheron Plus
14 282 7 England
28 Nov 2012 4:52PM
Excellent work Sarah - an eye opening insight into lifestyles in bygone times...just love the rich colours and tones...

Mike
RockArea Plus
9 18 3 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2012 9:04PM
What a surprising revelation - to think that these famous kings slept in something that looks like a modern kids bedroom (albeit without the central heating and the Playstation). It's a great image, Sarah.

David
CliveA 10 5 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2012 7:00AM
Draughty is what I first thought Sarah ! I always presumed they piled into a giant bed with pigs and servants in order to keep warm.
The gaps in the floorboards and under the door would, at least, have saved them from the fumes of the fireplace !
The temptation to include a bedside clock is quite strong.
Must visit Dover next year.
C l i v e
Luv this, Sarah....Beautiful colours!
Suzan Smile
Sezz Plus
11 617 15 England
29 Nov 2012 11:56AM
Many thanks all Smile
Yes looks draughty Clive - lol this isn't the Kings bed, that one was huge and equally as colourful but no pigs or servants Wink

Sarah *
jinstone Plus
10 1 1 England
29 Nov 2012 2:08PM
As you say great colours. In what must have been relatively poor lighting, a remarkable shot.
Jeremy
saltireblue Plus
6 5.9k 33 Norway
29 Nov 2012 3:31PM
The colours really pop, Sarah. I must say those beds do not look very inviting, though. Probably filled with hay?

Malc
4 Dec 2012 11:35AM
Wow! Dover castle has changed a lot since I was last there! A vibrant image, with lots of colour detail. I think we'd better go and revisiti it!!
Maggie

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