The public gardens here are part of the Castle grounds and the Keep takes pride of place. The steps up, about three dozen, take you to the entrance and gift shop. This is not at all wheelchair friendly, but that is the nature of castles. Also in the shot is part of Rochester Cathedral. Rochester Castle is famous for the siege in which the Rebel Barons held out against King John. The siege was broken by King John's men tunneling under the castle and burning 40 pigs, the flames burning away the props and allowing the a corner of the keep to collapse.
A picture of: Rochester Castle, Rochester ( More pictures of Rochester Castle by Vince Hawthorn )
Camera Make: Canon Model: Canon EOS 550D
Exposure Program: Program, Focal length: 18 mm, Aperture: f 11.3, ISO: 400, Exposure time: 1/400 sec, Metering Mode: Multi-Segment, Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Date/Time Creation: September 18, 2013, 12:56 pm
ImageID:1181102, Image size: 1280 x 846 pixels
Great shot Vince, thanks for the history too.
Nice one, good use of the tree to balance the image
Nice set pictures of this interesting castle . The corner of the keep was rebuilt by Henry III . The round tower in contrast to the other three towers (visible), it is cylindrical.
nice shot Vince very good
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