Wait, I forgot something… oh yeah, the photographs!

I’ve got a terrible memory, and I could have sworn that we took more photographs in Richmond Castle with my Olympus Pen, not just the iPhone.

And we did! Since I’ve already published the previous post about Richmond as great stopover material, I’ll let the images do the talking. #sopretty

Without further ado…

The castle:

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Sometimes you just have to #lookup!
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I can’t get over the views.

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And more views…

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Thank you again, Richmond! You’ve been swell.

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Richmond, England… we’re back!

In this writer’s opinion, the only thing missing from the idyllic North Yorkshire market town of Richmond is a railway station.

I’m sure any residents who come across this post will tell me why not having a railway station is a good thing. After all…

They have a flourishing weekly market on Saturdays!

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And at the market square’s center, a really old church! (Is that the castle tower?)

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Oh, and an obelisk. Impressive. (Hey, it’s that castle again…)

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And part of its charming skyline, a Norman Castle!

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Have you not seen our beautiful countryside? No need to spoil that with a train.

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But I digress. Check out my previous post on Richmond to see more pics of the exterior of Richmond Castle. But this visit? It’s what’s inside that counts.

So, of course, I start with a really, really terrible photograph of the opening times. In case you decide to happen by.

Don’t judge me.

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On to the interior. Really well kept. A few rooms surround the now grassy interior.

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Once the bustling fortress protecting this village, it’s now a lovely place to worship the sun!

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And seek out some amazing views.

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You really get a sense of what this market town’s about from the tower of Richmond Castle.

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Surely, Richmond’s placement, nestled in the very elbow of the A1 and the A66 make it a prime destination for travelers and commuters, even without a train line. I can’t say anything to the latter, but to the former? Why yes, it does make for a very excellent stop on one’s way, well, anywhere.

And that’s why we chose to happen there again, the lovely town of Richmond calling us a one hour side trip on our way north. I can say with some authority, now that I’ve spent a total of three hours there, that Richmond is the perfect place for a stop and stretch one’s legs and explore parts of it that were not previously explored.

Next time we will find out what the big deal is with that River Swale! The photos out there make it look incredibly special.

But back to our midsummer jaunt up to the Isle of Skye. Next stop: Glasgow!

 

 

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Where do I begin… again.

I should confess a couple of things.

One. I’ve been a little side tracked from my writing. I started full time work as an on-air promotions writer/producer about three years ago and have not had the time I wish I could have had to work on personal projects like blogging, writing my book(s) and exploring my creativity. Though this full time work did afford me the ability to do some pretty awesome travel of which I hope to share here with the (not so eager?) world (is there anyone out there?), there’s a little snag…

I’ve been even more sidetracked from taking photographs. So much so that I feel that the name of this blog is a little misleading now. I sold cameras. I started Instagramming. That’s right, I traded in my Olympus Pen for my iPhone.  (Actually, it’s just sitting on a shelf.)

But haven’t we all? Okay, maybe we all actually have not, but what I’m getting at is that sometimes you have to pare down, to go back to one before you can build yourself back up again and do another take. Am I right?

A lot, yet not so much, has happened since that post. I started working full time as I’ve already reported, and there have been trips. Oh trips have there been. Hawaii (x3, about to be 4), Paris, London (of course, a lot of London), many trips to Santa Barbara wine country, The Netherlands, Seattle, Berlin (!!), Prague, Pennsylvania, Hong Kong, Singapore, AUSTRALIA (in caps cause it’s AWESOME) and, of course, a magical place which stole my heart and taught me to love whiskey: Scotland. Scotland. Scotland.

And that brings us back to my last post which left us in the beautiful northern England market town of Richmond. I feel that is where I should start back up again…

Until tomorrow, of which I leave you with a music recommendation: Frightened Rabbit’s newest and fantastic album, Painting of a Panic Attack. Here’s a Spotify link.

You’re welcome.

 

(Edited to add: oh yeah, still to cheap to upgrade. Sorry about any ads – they don’t belong to me!)