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Subject: Dover Castle
Date Posted: 2/26/2011 11:12 AM ET
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BBC pic of the reopening of Dover Castle one Henry II favorite projects. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_pictures/8177969.stm

Date Posted: 2/26/2011 11:17 AM ET
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Oooh, Letty, thanks for sharing!! Oh, it is all so lovely!! One day, when the boy is grown, I will see it in person. ;-)

Date Posted: 2/26/2011 11:19 AM ET
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I love how they can project patterens onto the walls so cool Henry would have loved that!

Date Posted: 2/26/2011 12:20 PM ET
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Very cool!  I have a kids book about knights and castles (Let me just say here, if you want basic information, hit the children's non-fiction section.  This book is lovely when it comes to explaining and showing you what stuff is: the bailey, a trebruchet, a portcullis, a machicolation!  Love it.)

Anyway, the book was published in the UK and starts out, "Most of you will have seen a castle, even if it was only from a bus, car or train."   I can't imagine growing up just seeing castles as part of my scenery!  There is an excellent aerial view of Dover castle in this book...but it's nothing like the lit up displays! smiley

Date Posted: 2/26/2011 12:58 PM ET
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Some day my view will have a castle in it even if it is only for a few weeks.

Date Posted: 2/26/2011 8:49 PM ET
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Thanks for sharing!!