piatok, 10. júna 2011

WINDSOR CASTLE

 



WINDSOR CASTLE

 
Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world.First established by William the Conqueror in the 11th century,it has been successively redecorated, enlarged and rebuilt by monarchs from Henry II to Queen Elizabeth II.




The Queen uses the Castle both as a privat home, where she usually spends the weekend, and as a Royal residence at which she undertakes certain formal duties
The traditional State Banquet is held in St George's Hall (55.5m long and 9m wide), with a table seating up to 160 guests.

The State Apartments are lavishly furnished with treasures from the royal Collection in a magnificent display to rival any art gallery in the world. Masterpieces by Rubens, Holbein and Van Dyck hang alongside ornate English and French furniture, including rare examples in silver and lavish services of porcelain




St.George Chapel, within the Castle Precincts, is one of the most beautiful ecclesiastical buildings in England.Ten monarchs are buried here.




Many Royal weddings have been celebrated in St George's Chapel, most recently that of Prince Edward and Miss Sophie Rhys-Jones in June 1999. In 2005 a service of dedication and prayer was held in the Chapel following the marriage of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.


27 komentárov:

  1. lovely old building..there was a fire few years ago..some treasures were saved..

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  2. i think ..St Georges chapel..is where the Queen can knight" people!

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  3. Beautiful castle and really lavishly furnished.
    It must be very nice to live there.
    Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  4. Windsor Castle fire occurred on Friday, 20 November 1992 . The castle suffered severe damage, which destroyed some of the most historic parts of the building, but fortunately it was fully repaired at great expense...

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  5. Oh yes...Prince William became the 1,000th knight of the order in St. Georges chapel...

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  6. Windsor Castle really is magnificent. Actually the most beautiful medieval castle I have ever seen...Thank for visiting Regina...

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  7. Beautiful,very informative post..thanks for sharing

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  8. I have visited this beautiful castle , it is very lavish indeed .

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  9. Absolutely glorious. :-)
    Thanks, Viera.
    I feel that you are enjoying your time in England.

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  10. Very nice place to visit...thanks for sharing!

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  11. That must be one of the largest castles in the world. It's enormous!

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  12. I'm very glad yoz like it...it is really very nice castle...

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  13. Welcome on my page...thank you for visiting...no doubt about a beauty of this castle...

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  14. ...I was really awestruck...yes Graham I'm enjoying my stay in England....unfortunately it come to the end very soon...

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  15. Oh yes...England has so many beautiful places which are worthy to see...thanks for visiting...

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  16. really it is...and splendorous as well... Hugs

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  17. I loved touring it with you, Viera!

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  18. Welcome back from holiday Vart...Have a beautiful Sunday too...

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  19. You are always welcome dear Belita...Enjoy your weekend...

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  20. Would be a great place to dance. Will they let us? Thanks for the wonderful sharing, lovely one.

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  21. They surely will...There are so many places to dance..Great idea...

    May I have the honor of the first waltz??

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  22. Beautiful castle,I was there in 76 let's go in take are shoes and play hide and seek.
    I wish you the best of your visit.
    May I be your valet my princes.
    Hugsss

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  23. Is this the castle that had the bad fire several years ago?

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  24. Viera have you been on the wheel. Have a great week sis.
    lov
    e and hugss

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  25. I'm glad you like the castle as well...it is really beautiful...
    Thanks for your visit Jenny...

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  26. No Jenny I've never been on the wheel...

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