I have one last set of pictures from my recent Dorset Holiday to share and then I promise to shut up about it. These were taken on probably the best day (for weather) we had during the week at Corfe near Swanage. One of our many stops that day was the village of Corfe and its Model Village before walking up the mound to the real castle.
|I see a set of Stocks and I just have to pose for a photo (this is for you Fran!). Now throw the key away...|
|The model Village includes a scale model of Corfe Castle as it would have looked around the time of the English Civil War before the Parliamentary forces systematically destroyed it to deny its use to the Royalists.|
|The Model village is a detailed reproduction of the town of Corfe itself, complete with a miniature version of the miniature village....|
|...and if you look carefully (extreme left of the model about half way up) there is even another Miniature version of the Miniature Village, within the Miniature version of the miniature village.!|
|Corfe castle as it looks today is a shattered but picturesque ruin.|
|The Parliamentarian Sappers did a good job of ensuring the castle could never be used as a defencive structure again.|
|I did my best to repair the mess but I was never very good at D.I.Y.|
OK, that's the last pictures from Dorset. I haven't done any painting since the end of the Challenge last month, but that will change over the weekend when I get my brushes out. Unfortunately this probably won't include anything made with Kalinsky Sable because the wife wants me to decorate the bathroom!