Thursday, February 01, 2007

Dover

I was again peeling through some old photos and I realized that I never did anything with the pictures I took when I briefly visited Dover in Kent. The city itself wasn't particularly impressive (apologies to any and all Dover residents who read this blog--if there are any, which I doubt), but the castle overlooking the famous white cliffs was a fascinating place, used for literally thousands of years (from the Romans to World War II) and with evidence left by nearly all of its inhabitants. Although harder than one would imagine to get a good view of them, the white cliffs were certainly a memorable sight, as was the countryside that extended out from the city proper, panoramically visible from the Castle complex.

View overlooking the city from Dover Castle

View to the northwest on the wall, one of the Gate Towers

Dover's white cliffs

16 comments:

Matt said...

Dover looks like a beautiful place to murder someone.

Anonymous said...

Or to commit suicide, Matt.

Matt said...

Hell, you could even visit the sheep brothel. You could do anything.

deniz said...

Cold but at the same time nice photos...

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Or watch the boatloads of illegal arrivals

Oberon said...

.....may be......madness is the genius.

Gem said...

I don't know very much about Dover, to be honest, which is a bit daft really, considering that it's most English people's last sight of the country before leaving for the Continent. The castle looks like it would be a great place to visit, though. Kent is one county I haven't really visited, actually. Nick's the person to ask about that area, he's from there :).

Anonymous said...

I guess that's why its famous for "the white cliffs" of Dover... never heard anythihg else mentioned.

Good shots thought, thanks for sharing - I miss your sharp accounts of Brit life.

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Hope to find you well

AngelDust

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Neel Mehta said...

Wow. Delaware looks amazing!

anonymous jones said...

I think the illegal arrivals arrive via the Chunnel these days, don't they?

booda baby said...

It looks grim today. Well. On the day you snapped these shots, but any place on a coast with a hint of a place across the water HAS to have something, even if it's only in their heads.

Zero said...

Nice pics of Dover- i think i've been within a thousand yards from where you took these photos (a long time ago)

"Angeldust" said...

Just popped in to say hello - hope you are keeping well.

Stacy said...

How gorgeous!

d.cat chopra said...

yep. it's all true. strange, ain't it?

Winter said...

I like.