After our one bad hotel experience the Oakley Court in Windsor was the balm we needed to end our time in England on a very good note!
Oakley Court is situated along a stretch of the Thames known as Water Oakley. It was first shown on maps around 1800 and the name appears to originate from Cornish Breton in which it appears as “Warhta Eog Lee” – The Upper Salmon Place.
This lovely hotel was situated a few miles outside of the main downtown area of Windsor and Windsor Castle right on the River Thames.
I enjoyed Tea and “Tea” in the hotel bar…
Sitting along the River Thames was very peaceful and a wonderful relaxing and quiet way to end our time in England.
We enjoyed all the interesting architectural features of this grand hotel. A link to some interesting history is here.
In the 60’s and into the 70’s while the manor stood empty 200 films were made in and around the property including Dracula.
The only traffic we experienced at this hotel was boat traffic and it was a welcomed kind of traffic that left us smiling.
We spent two nights here and enjoyed excursions to Windsor Castle and a boat ride along the River Thames. This is a hotel we would recommend.
It’s time for ABC Wednesday and our letter this week is D.
Thank you Denise, Roger, Leslie and the rest of the crew for keeping this meme going!
In March of 2013 I had the privilege to travel with my husband on his business trip to Milan, Italy.
The Duomo, Milan Cathedral, is the cathedral church of Milan, Italy. Dedicated to Santa Maria Nascente, it is the seat of the Archbishop of Milan, currently Cardinal Angelo Scola. The Gothic cathedral took nearly six centuries to complete.
This is one of the Duomo’s doors.
The Duomo is decorated with an amazing number of beautifully sculpted statues and spires. There are more statues on this building than any other in the world, 3159 in total. 2245 Of these are on the exterior together with 96 gargoyles and 135 spires.
I have extensive posts on the Duomo that you can find here (Duomo) here (Within the Duomo) and here (On Top of Old Duomo).
On Wednesday February 5th my daughter and I are going to brave the crowds and head to downtown Seattle to view the Super Bowl Parade. They are predicting quite the crowds to cheer on and congratulate the Seattle Seahawks in their first ever Super Bowl victory. The city of Seattle has been excited for 2 solid weeks and it will be a fun atmosphere to be a part of tomorrow. If I’m a little late getting around to your posts for the letter D you’ll know why…