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Old 10-02-2013, 06:57 PM   #556
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I would be in cow and cheese heaven! The castle is beautiful and the scenery is stunning. The mummy hand had a bit of the ick factor...
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Loved the chateau and the rooms and details within! Much of it it seems to date to the medieval period, just by judging what is in these rooms! Well, with the exception of the severed hand, nothing is too wrenching! It could be worse, if you've ever been to Warwick Castle in your home country near the Cotswolds. Some of the things there and devices used back during the medieval times and seeing them up close in a dungeon are beyond belief as I experienced!

The photos here are so good with the mountain landscapes having so much beauty. And let's not forget about your friends and of course where there are cows....Cheryl cannot be far behind!

Thanks for your comments regarding Europe and I just can't get enough of it. Just enjoy this continent so much. Plan to go back soon. Probably in 2015 after a WDW trip next year!
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I've seen those at Warwick Castle - not pleasant. My university was Warwick, so I lived around there for three years and regularly visited the castle.

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Monday 2 September – part six: gardens, cows and their bells!

My favourite part was the view over the formal grounds. I wrongly assumed at this point that you couldn’t go into them, as there was no-one in there, which made for some perfect photos.



But the best bit by far was the sound of the cows moving around in the field with their bells clanking. It was a beautiful sound, and I could have stood there all day listening to it, but sadly they were moving off.



We headed back inside and finished seeing the rest of the chateau. The next room was the music room, which was made for Franz Liszt in about 1835, although a lot of the furniture and panelling in here is from a much earlier date.



I wasn’t so keen on the hunting room.



The furets’ room was very much a rustic place:



The final room was the knights’ room and the most stunning aspect of this was the wall decoration, which was painted between 1852 and 1862.



When you were done with the rooms, you ended up outside on the balcony of the courtyard, which you could see at the beginning of the tour. It was very clever the way they gradually took you upstairs bit by bit, so there was never too much climbing at any one time.



We made our way out to see the formal gardens and fortunately, they weren’t too busy, so we were able to get some great shots.



I even saw some of my boys in the fields near here!



We headed out and I decided to sample the free Gruyeres cheese that they had given us at the cheese factory. They demonstrated the difference between cheeses that had been left for six, eight and ten months, with it getting more and more salty the longer it was left. We both preferred the six month version.



Next: why do the kids get the best designs?
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What beautiful views and I'd love to have a chance to cook in a kitchen like that--I know sounds crazy, but I bet it would be a great challenge! The severed hand . . . the history is cool, but seeing the actual hand, kind of creepy.
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Oh, that first picture looks like Disney imagineers thought it up. It's just so....Swiss. The gardens are beautiful but framed by the hills makes them more so.
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I really love the Swiss views of the alps, seems more clean somehow. A beautiful country probably opne of the most picturesque parts of Europe.
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Running out of adjectives, as usual! It's just so beautiful and peaceful-looking. What perfect weather you had for this tour.
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You guys lucked out with some fantastic sunshine and blue skies to make those photos perfect! Absolutely beautiful photos! And the ones with/in the gardens? Wow. Just, wow.
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Love that garden! Although I wouldn't want to be the one in charge of keeping it looking that way! And what a brilliant, blue sky - gorgeous day!

Hey, did you buy a Swiss cow bell while there? I'm sure Mark would have been happy to wear it around the house so you could hear the sound!
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