Tuesday, September 18, 2012

300 miles of take my breath away

Our second full day in the UK we covered a lot of ground over 300 miles to be exact :)  First stop of the morning was a tour of Windsor Castle.  You can't take any pictures of the inside so you will have to trust me when I say it was ostentatious!  Highlights were the ballroom with they're dazzling chandeliers and the Arms room, I had no idea weapons could be so artistic.  My favorite had to be a rifle from 1756 with a heart shaped barrel :)
More beautiful blue skies!
 I wonder how many windows this palace has.

 This garden looked like a great place to chill out in.

 I chased these guys all the way down the road to see the changing of the guard
which turned out to be a lot of yelling and a band playing, hardly worth the run, but nice to see anyway.
 Every palace needs its own place of worship and I could never tire of admiring the architecture.
Next stop was STONEHENGE.
  I could hardly believe what stood before me!  They were MASSIVE!

 I love the mystery surrounding these stones.
 I thought I was going to be bummed that we couldn't get right up to touch the rocks but I really think it made for a better experience.  Can you image these photos if people were crawling all over them?
 On the way out Chris and I passed a gal dressed in a cloak carrying a staff with a goats head taking to plants, yup experience complete!
 Next we were off to Bath, the ancient Roman city.  
 I wish we could have stayed longer, it really deserved more time.

They just finished a wedding, perfect day for that!

 More breathtaking catherdrals!

 I think a Church like this could even get me inside :)
The following day we headed up to Walsall to meet Vix:)  


halloweencouple said...

I am so living through your photos!

Looks like a dream of a trip!!!

Vix said...

Eeek! You two put us to shame, out of those three attractions I've only been to Bath!!! Love that picture of you & Stonehenge and Chris being blinded by the sun! You look spectacular posing outside Windsor castle in the sunshine, you timed the bus passing just perfectly.
Bath's gorgeous, made even more special as Boots had one Barry M shade 52 left on our way to the festival and so saved my weekend!
Can't wait for part three and wish it was this time two weeks ago so we could do it all over again!
Love you! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Wow--what gorgeous photo's!! I SO want to got to Britain some day!!

I'm betting PeeTee was excited to see his humans!!

Miss Simmonds Says said...

I didn't know they had a a Hobgoblin in Bath! There's one in Wycombe which is where I met Mike, I also worked there. I can't believe you got to see a druidess too.
More lovely photos. Can't wait to see the next installment xxx

Frocktasia said...

You were certainly mega lucky with the weather, it's been awesome for weeks. I can't believe that the trees are just about starting to change colour now. Mark usually gives me three conkers for my birthday (has done since we met) but this year none had fallen off yet. So I guess a crap summer makes for a cracking Indian summer.
I've been reading about your adventures and it certainly looks and sounds like you had bags of fun.
Lot's of love,

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

More awesome pics - it's so nice seeing the UK through a visitor's eyes. And also - love the dress you're wearing in these photos!

Ivy Black said...

Beautiful shots. I haven't been to Stonehenge in ages...we do tend to take it for granted here.
And Bath...well, I love it so much. I'd live there if I could, it's a brilliant place to spend time.
You look bloody fantastic by the way!

Nerd Burger said...

You look like your having so much fun. I love the pic of you holding the stones. Hahaha. How rad is that deck of cards chair. :)

Lynn Dylan said...

Wow, Krista! I would love to see all that in person! It was fun seeing all this through your lens. I was always a sucker for Diana -- yes, sappy me, but I loved her, so nice to see that memorial. I also like the chairs that look like playing cards. And all the art stuff! The garden and buildings are amazing!


Nikki @ Penelope Cat Vintage said...

Gorgeous photos again! I'm glad the weather stayed nice for you. You look fantastic and you obviously had a great time. I've always wanted to go to Bath - it looks so beautiful. I have been to Stonehenge a couple of times though for the Summer Solstice when you're allowed into the circle. An unusual experience to say the least and Druids abound!

Nikki x

Helga! said...

Castles! G and I are determined to do a few of those...and Bath....o,your pix are so wonderful,and the excitement on yours and Chris' faces is so obvious!EEEEEEEEEEK!
You look so mega sexacious in the frock!Boobage ahoy!Love the red tights with it!

Melanie said...

Clearly I know what career to go into for the big bucks - royalty and religion! That architecture is beyond belief. It feels spooky. I think of all those British novels I've read... I like your Stonehenge on a platter photo!

thorne garnet said...

fucking a, you went to Stonehenge! It looks so amazingly cool!

Helga! said...

Hey Babe G here, wow looks like you guys had a blast, we gotta wait till next year. Have been keen to go to Bath so great to see your pics, although stonehenge didn't look much compared to your extravagant boobage. kisses
PS oh and great to see chris had an excellent time of it and he got to see more than the inside of op shops...Hi chris

Anonymous said...

You and Chris are wonderful reporters,
it's so interesting to see these beautiful places through your eyes!!
Stonhenge has a fasinating history, the nature around is breathtaking and the cathedrals you visited are fantastic!!
You are radiant in your pink dress, definitely my favorite attraction !!

I love you more than Phileas Fogg!!

Trees said...

Oh Krista - its all so beautiful! The weather is incredible and I love all the old architecture.

CityScape Skybaby said...

Looks like you had a great time Krista, I want to go to Stonehenge one day and I always thought it would annoy me not being allowed up close but I can see what you mean about if people were thronging around it the feeling of it would be lost. Love that you saw a druid lady there too, just to add to the experience. xx

Misfits Vintage said...

Oh YAY - I LOOOOVE these pics! You look AMAZING in pink and red - so happy and excited too! Stonehenge and cathedrals and castles and guards and gardens and I just love it all! The skies look so blue and you both look so happy - I can't wait to see more pics!! Sarah xxx

Abblyfish Wibble Bartonia said...

OH MY GOD! I lived in Bath for three years and your pictures make me miss it big time! Hope you enjoyed it :) xx

Nat said...

I once spent a very happy long weekend in Bath... it is one of the most elegant places in the UK I think :-)
Stonehenge does have a magical edge... I first visited aged around 11. Back then (1980s) you could walk among the stones and touch them...