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Windsor Gardens

Like yesterday's pic, I can't tell you anything more than that this is somewhere at Windsor Castle!  I think it's probably in the Middle Ward, if that means anything to anyone.  We were there on Saturday, February 24th, when it was still winter.  I can just imagine what this looks like in the spring and summer!



Windsor Gardens

Like yesterday's pic, I can't tell you anything more than that this is somewhere at Windsor Castle!  I think it's probably in the Middle Ward, if that means anything to anyone.  We were there on Saturday, February 24th, when it was still winter.  I can just imagine what this looks like in the spring and summer!



comments (25)

  • dotun
  • 22 Mar 2007, 00:23
well shot!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Dotun.
  • Ellie
  • 22 Mar 2007, 00:30
In terms of landscape gardening there's one heck of a challenge with that slope up the motte, and it looks wonderful the way it's been done. The cascade curves so beautifully down the slope.

I have a feeling that, somewhere, I've got a picture (film) taken from almost the same spot. It does look wonderful in the summer, and this looks just wonderful in the winter too.

This picture has the same superb detail as you've managed in all the UK shots, I could count the stones, the leaves and probably, if I tried hard enough, all the blades of grass in this picture. (But, I won't be doing that! wink )
Ginnie Hart: The detail is definitely there, Ellie. It actually is still quite astounding to me! Thanks for noticing these things so carefully in your comments.
  • Robs
  • 22 Mar 2007, 01:08
If only I could hear the water sound, I would say you have just opened a window on my screen. I am impressed with the detail of the walls in this series!
Ginnie Hart: I know, Rob--the walls are incredible. They still astound me. And yes, wouldn't it be nice if we also could get the sound effects! smile
The waterfalls are a nice touch, Ginnie. They draw the eye down the photo perfectly.
Ginnie Hart: Interestingly, Kay, this is out in the back where not everyone would necessarily see it. I was just glad I saw it. Thanks for your lovely comment.
Its picture perfect Ginnie. I can almost feel that spring flowing down. Beautiful shot smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Thomas. I wish we could all hear it by simply pulling up the pic. Now THAT would be something, wouldn't it!
Nicely Framed Ginnie... It would be nice to se it by flowers
Ginnie Hart: I guess I'll have to go back again, Roland, but you're right. The flowers would have been a nice touch!
are you working for the tourist bureau in London ? smile it looks great Ginnie !
Ginnie Hart: HA! No, not yet, Frederic. But it sure would be a fun thing to do. Sometimes "outsiders" see things differently, you know. smile
You must have covered every last inch of the castle. I like the way this shot has been composed !!! Cool
Ginnie Hart: I wish that were true, Shakara. I have a feeling I didn't see the half of it!
really lovely place...
Ginnie Hart: It really is, Nicola!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 22 Mar 2007, 10:24
I remain amazed at the detail you can get out of buildings and this garden as well.

Is it Betty calling you from up there: "Hey Ginnie, time for tea. Charles has come over for a visit and brought some marvellous cinnamon buns with him. He has some amazing news about Harry."
Ginnie Hart: Wouldn't you just love to be a fly on THOSE walls! smile Thanks, Louis.
  • Ruth
  • Michigan, USA
  • 22 Mar 2007, 10:33
The color/saturation is perfect, so wintry. What a beautiful spot. I had no idea part of the castle was banked this way. And very skillfully at that.
Ginnie Hart: I have a feeling, Ruth, that many people don't even see this because I think it was out back somewhere (can't find it on the map I have). It really was a lovely spot! Thanks.
  • Neil Tandy
  • Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • 22 Mar 2007, 12:25
Hiya Gramma Ginn. Excellent composition, amazing focus and spot on exposure, what more can I say?! smile Many kind regards, Neil.-x-
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Neil. smile
Looks like everyone loves it, So do I. smile
Ginnie Hart: I'm so glad, Johnny. Thanks. smile
Perfect - great shot.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Bernie. Thanks.
  • mal
  • 22 Mar 2007, 13:26
You have shamed me into wanting to go there again Ginnie, it's been nearly 30 years since I last visited this place. There is a lovely clarity to all these that you've taken in the UK ginnie! Is our air more clear! lol, lovely image. mal
Ginnie Hart: Oh, I'm quite sure your air is clearer than ours, Mal! And you know that I would never shame you into anything, but if ever you decide to go back, YOUR pics would almost certainly shame mine. smile
Soooo beautiful! I'd love to stroll around there. You really captured it beautifully!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Julia. It would be a fun place to meet up for some afternoon tea. smile
Nice looking garden
And yes, this place must really shine in the summer smile
Great compostition
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Magnus. I doubt if I'll ever be back for the summer so I hope someone else goes and shows us all what it looks like then!
What a beautiful garden. Very European looking. I think the rocks give it that touch, but of course I know it is in Europe. smile My mind could only imagine how full of life it is during the summer months.
Ginnie Hart: You and P will need to go during full-bloom, Jen, so that you can show us what it looks like. A deal? smile
It's a storybook garden with lovely details. Well done.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Red Pen.
any PP here?
Ginnie Hart: The usual contrast, sharpening, shadows, Adebanji. Nothing else.
Such a gorgeous, secret garden. Thank you for showing it. So beautifully captured!
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Josie. Thank you!
Queenie's secret sunbathing spot grin
Ginnie Hart: HA! Wouldn't WE be surprised. smile
This must be the English interpretation of a Japanese garden. Nicely spotted, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: I think you're right, Martin. Thanks.
Once again a nice composition here !
Ginnie Hart: Another big THANK YOU, Zeb.
amazing photograph, Ginnie!!! So clear, I can see every detail! I've never seen anything like it. Hopefully someday.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Mad. I do hope you can visit someday, even if you have to wait till 61 to do it! smile

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