postcard from Windsor Castle | the Long Walk

The Long Walk (c) 2019 by David Ourisman, all rights reserved

Today's travels took us from Paris to London. After an early morning ride on the Eurostar, a coach transported us to Windsor Castle, the Queen's favourite weekend residence. We first had coffee and tea with the Governor of the Military Knights of Windsor. A very entertaining man, he explained the role of these retired members of the British military. One of the twelve Knights then took us on a quite interesting private tour of St. George's Chapel (where the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle took place). Our tour ended with a viewing of the stunning Albert Memorial Chapel. Photography is forbidden inside either chapel, frustrating because the afternoon sun streaming through Albert Chapel's stained glass windows was absolutely glorious. How I wish I could have captured that light in a photograph!

So instead, I am posting my photograph of The Long Walk. Considered an iconic image of Windsor Castle, this path runs from the gateway of Windsor Castle to an immense statue of King George III atop a copper horse 2.65 miles to the south. (This is the same King George named in the American Declaration of Independence.) The January day was cold and sunny, but hundreds of visitors were enjoying the walk.

Well worth a day trip from London, a visit to Windsor Castle can be combined with a tour of Hampton Court Palace.

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