Category Archives: British

What Goes Up: Climbing (REALLY STEEP) Towers in Wales

A view looking up from one of the perfectly circular towers at Conwy Castle

The picture above, taken during my trip to northern Wales with one of my best friends in October, depicts a view looking up one of the towers at the castle in Conwy. Built by Edward I of England in the 1280s, Conwy Castle was part of a ring of castles around Wales used by Edward to subdue and maintain control of Wales during his conquest in the thirteenth century. These castles are among the best medieval castles preserved in the United Kingdom.

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Lancaster to York: When Royal Family Quarrels Turn Personal

View of York Minster, the largest Gothic cathedral in northern Europe

I’ve decided to try a different approach to my blog for the remainder of my trip and for future posts. I’m going to be posting pictures, some recent, some not so recent, and tell what was happening then rather than rambling on through long posts about meaningful (and sometimes meaningless) points. This way, I can post more often and write shorter, more concise, stories.

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