I knew when I was heading for Windsor that Eton was close by, but I didn’t realise it was just on the other side of this lovely bridge.
Eton College surprised me. The buildings are spread around, not closed off as in a normal school, and students and teachers wander backwards and forwards across the road.
It was also a shock to get out of the train, look up, and find Windsor Castle towering over me. I didn’t expect it to just be there, so to speak.
I had lunch in between exploring Eton and Windsor at this shopping arcade opposite the castle.
This was the moat, now a garden.
You have to admit, size-wise this is a pretty impressive building.
Windsor is on the flight path to Heathrow. There’s a plane every couple of minutes.
I had photos of some of the rooms, plus of St George’s Chapel but they were lost thanks to a wonky camera card. Luckily, I still have these to jog my memory of my visit to Windsor.
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Wow I can only go by what I’ve seen on TV so I would have been amazed too.
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Ii used to work in Windsor. Thanks for the memory nudge!
No worries, Andrew.
What gorgeous Eton buildings Coral! The facades anyway, I expect the interiors are magnificent as well.
Can you transcribe the plaque ; …… …”the instruction of Boys and ????” At first glance it looks like tarts but assume it’s not haha!
Loved the buildings, Suzanne. The plaque reads: “… for the instruction of Boys and Girls of Eton Parish.” I desperately wanted to make a not totally acceptable comment on the name but then chickened out. I was initally surprised to see a sign for a porny school.