Today we went by tube to Paddington (all right – like the bear ;)) where we took the train to Eton by changing train at Slough to get to Windsor Castle. This is a must see! The castle is in perfect condition – and impressively furnished. You get an audio guide which moves you through the area. The most impressive points of interest are Saint Georg’s Chapel, the State Apartments and Queen Marie’s Doll House which was my personal favorite.
It’s a giant doll-house built in the 1920s as a present for Queen Mary. Top artists and craftsmen of the time contributed their special abilities so the dolls’ house has an amazing collection of miniature items. Here are some pictures but you really have to see this by yourself!
After Castle Windsor we walked to Eton-College but it turned out that during schooltime admittance to the college-area is prohibited :( In compensation we got a look on a group of students wearing the traditional student’s uniform which is a black tailcoat, white shirt, white bow tie and winged collar – looked very serious and we’re not sure if all of them are happy by this dress-code ;)
Anyways – Eton feels like a good place to live – also if you’re a student ;)
By the way – for lunch we just had a quick stop at Waitrose supermarket to pick up a sandwich and tortillas and a second stop at Patisserie Valerie for cappuccino’s and a pice of cake – Yum yum :)