Warwick Castle

Week 11 Update, Warwick Castle, Manchester, London by Joshua Siniscal

Hello everyone!

It's time to do some catching up. I've been busy these past two weeks but am happy to report that I am officially done with all my papers here at Wroxton! Now I have to prepare for our final exams beginning on Friday of next week. (The exams are 3 hours!)

Anyway, two weeks ago we headed to London, Manchester, and Warwick Castle, here are those photos.

Friday's trip to London was for the art students, which included me, so I did not bring my camera as we went inside of some galleries, but I did snap a few on my phone.

Not really sure what building this is, but thought it looked nice

Not really sure what building this is, but thought it looked nice

For art class, we went to the Queen's gallery which is a part of Buckingham Palace. Afterwards, we watched the guards for a little. They march around funny.

We also went to the Tate Museum which has many famous artworks. In addition to the art I really enjoyed the center staircase.

Proof that you can still take nice photos on your phone, or in this case, iPod. It's not the camera that matters, but rather the one holding it.

Proof that you can still take nice photos on your phone, or in this case, iPod. It's not the camera that matters, but rather the one holding it.

Then on Saturday one of the English classes had to go into Manchester to see a play. My friend and I tagged along just to explore the city. It is more modern than many of the cities we've been in, but with a mix of the old architecture.

We found the site of the original settlement where a Roman fort was. There wasn't a lot to see, but I guess you can't expect much from something that was constructed in AD 79.

Mancunium , was a fort in the Roman Province of Britannia. Built AD 79

Mancunium, was a fort in the Roman Province of Britannia. Built AD 79

We ended up going inside the Manchester Museum Of Science and Industry for a while. To anyone who is familiar the Liberty Science Center, it was kind of like that with interactive things to do. Also,

They also had working cotton machines that showed what it would have looked like to work in a cotton factory back in the early 1900s. It always amazes me to think that children worked in these factories too, going in between the sharp objects, to unjam the machine.

These were working cotton machines.

These were working cotton machines.

We found a park with rows and rows of daffodils which were really pretty. While I was taking some photos, this little boy came prancing through all the flowers. His mother watched and could care less about him stepping all over the flowers, which I thought was pretty funny. She also didn't mind me taking pictures, so I snapped this one.

Evening sunset as seen from inside of the bus.

Evening sunset as seen from inside of the bus.

Finally on Sunday we headed to Warwick Castle. I've seen many castles over these past three months, yet, they still continue to amuse me.

Construction of this castle began in 914. For more on the history of the castle, here is a link to a timeline. https://www.warwick-castle.com/explore/history-and-restoration.aspx

Panorama of the inside

Panorama of the inside

It felt like one of those Medieval festivals because they have some people walking around in costumes and put on small shows.

I did some archery.

I did some archery.

We had to climb a very long, narrow, winding staircase to reach the highest part of the castle, but it was definitely worth it.

We had to climb a very long, narrow, winding staircase to reach the highest part of the castle, but it was definitely worth it.

They also reconstructed a working Trebuchet which is a huge catapult that they would use in war. They actually lit a ball on fire and launched it!

Hope you all enjoyed reading this.

I still have one final weekend set of travel photos to post, so keep an eye out for that.

I can't believe that I'll be back home in just another 17 days... but I'm excited. :)

Signing out,

-Josh