Tag Archives: castle

A visit to York Castle Museum ~ Roberta Eaton Cheadle

Reblogged from Roberta Writes: During our recent trip to York, we visited York Castle Museum in York, North Yorkshire. The museum is on the site of York Castle which was originally built by William the Conqueror in 1068. The museum … Continue reading

Posted in reblog | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Guest author: Robbie Cheadle ~ Dick Turpin

The myth of Dick Turpin Fiction writer, Harrison Ainsworth, glamourised thief and highway man, Dick Turpin, in his 1834 novel, Rookwood. The novel is set in England in 1737 at a manor house called Rookwood Place and the plot revolves … Continue reading

Posted in Guest post | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 92 Comments

Slighted ~ Kyt Wright #writephoto

Colonel Wendell strode along the battlement admiring the view over the lake, as an engineer he found the design of the fortification perfect almost perfect. Sergeant Goode emerged from one of the lower doors to signal to him that all … Continue reading

Posted in photo prompt, Photography | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Senryu: Their Lake ~ The Dark Netizen #writephoto

  The Lake Helped It Thrive But, Now We Own The Waters, The Lake Will Choke Them… Reblogged from The Dark Netizen

Posted in photo prompt, Photography | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Beauty Sleeps ~ Ritu Bhathal #writephoto

“Oh! Well, erm, it’s not very big, is it?” Sleeping Beauty eyed up what was to be her new home. Phillip looked from his humble abode towards his new bride. He knew Sleeping Beauty had hight expectations. He’d seen her … Continue reading

Posted in photo prompt, Photography | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

The Proposal ~ Na’ama Yehuda #writephoto

“You might as well open your eyes now.” His gravely voice was somewhat amused but carried in it the edge of impatience she’d recognized from her own father. A dismissive tone that simultaneously mocked and tolerated females’ flair for the … Continue reading

Posted in photo prompt, Photography | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Castle ~ Willow Willers #writephoto

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a silhouetted castle in the half-light, set in a lake surrounded by hills. The Castle. The road had been long and fraught with danger. Yet as she stood on the shore looking out … Continue reading

Posted in photo prompt, Photography | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

North-easterly V: Layers

A short walk along the coast from Craster is another of the most iconic sights on the Northumbrian shore…Dunstanburgh. The castle has inspired artists and poets over the centuries; Turner and Girtin both painted the ruins, and so did I, … Continue reading

Posted in Spirituality, symbolism, The Silent Eye | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

North-easterly III – Intriguing Anomalies

Two things struck me as we entered the State Rooms to look around the public parts of Bamburgh castle. The first was that the collection of objects that were on display was vast, rich and deserving of much more attention … Continue reading

Posted in The Silent Eye | Tagged , , , , , , , | 11 Comments


We were heading for the Castles of the Mind weekend, so time placed a curtain wall around our freedom to meander. For once, therefore, we behaved, managing to resist all temptation to stop and visit places along the road as … Continue reading

Posted in albion, Ancient sites, historic sites, Photography, The Silent Eye | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments