Posts Tagged ‘Castle’

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Rochester – Night And Day

Saturday November 28, 2009

I decided to head out on the Dahon on Thursday night with my tripod strapped to the back.  I wanted to test out my camera’s night capability and the Dahon was the best method of transport for the job.

I had the bike kitted out with all my lights including the NiteRider MiNewt and I headed off into the darkness.  I managed to cycle 5 miles during the few hours I was out and got home just as the weather turned.  The last mile of cycling was in the rain but I was happy that I had a good ride and should have captured some good images.

Saturday afternoon I headed out again, this time without the bike but the camera attached in its pouch on my belt.  I was heading to Rochester Castle again, but this time I was going to go inside!  I’ve lived in the area for around twelve years and have spent a lot of time relaxing in the castle’s grounds but I’ve never done the ‘tourist thing’ and gone inside.

There’s nothing much inside, it’s basically a shell but it was worth paying the £5 entrance fee for the view from the top.

It was a very windy day and standing on top of the ancient building was breathtaking in more ways than one.  The sun stayed out long enough for me to take a few photographs and to look down on where I usually sit.

There’s been a castle here since 1066 so it’s got a significant history.  The first stone castle was built around 1087 by the same person that was responsible for the cathedral next door and also the Tower Of London.  For more info, click here.

More photos from my Night and Day trips can be found here, on Flickr.

M2 Motorway At Night (2)

Dahon, Gate and Tripod

Rochester Castle In November

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Rochester Castle

Sunday March 29, 2009

I spend quite a bit of time in the grounds of Rochester Castle, whether passing through on foot or relaxing on the way back from a bike ride.  A fair few of my photographs of the Dahon have been taken in or around the Castle so I thought I’d post the photo below of the Castle from the air.

It’s from MultiMap’s Bird’s Eye view option and this capture shows the Castle and its grounds.  Just above the Castle you’ll see Rochester Cathedral.

To view the images on MultiMap, which allows you to zoom in, pan and rotate, click here and then select Bird’s Eye imagery.

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STOP! – Puncture

Saturday August 23, 2008

The Old & The New

The Old & The New


Damn.  Long Bank Holiday weekend, nice sunny Saturday evening and I’m out on the Dahon. 

Sitting in the sun, then I move on.  Cycle through the park, sit down, relax.  Then I move on, sit by the castle.  Then I move inside the castle grounds and relax.  Looking out over the river, the sun getting ever lower in the sky and the trusty Dahon by my side.

Then I move on…

Hmm, back wheel feels a little odd.  Surely I didn’t go over any of that broken glass I passed?  Did I?

Must have.  The back tyre was flat and I was about a mile from home.  A good evening for a slow walk back.

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