Sepia Saturday's theme photo this week is a castle. A castle! We don't do castles here in Australia so I had a search through photos that various relatives have taken on visits to Europe. The only one I came up with is a photo of a palace and I'm not sure that qualifies as a castle.
In the early 1950s Alfred and Christina Curnow travelled to England, presumably by boat. Their son Neil was working there and he arranged, somehow, an invite to a Buckingham Palace Garden Party. Uncle Alf had to hire his clothes for the occasion because there was a strict dress code. Auntie Chris had to wear a hat.
|Alfred and Christina Curnow with their son Neil outside the gates of Buckingham Palace.
So now, for some real castles, I'm going to be self-indulgent and post some photos of castles that I saw on a trip to Europe several years ago.
|Hohenschwangau Castle, Bavaria
|Blarney Castle, Ireland
|Dublin Castle, Ireland
|Durham Castle, England
|Eilean Donan Castle, near Dornie, Scotland
|Edinburgh Castle, Scotland
|And finally, Castletown in Ireland, a village with no castle. We went there to see where an ancestor lived before he migrated to Australia in 1856, and the first shop we saw had our surname over the top.