Posts

Showing posts from February, 2011

Cambridge...

Image
- Oh...so you have been in Cambridge...

- Yes...last week actually.
- I suppose it was nice...I didn't visit Cambridge yet. Just Oxford.
-And how Oxford was to you?
- Oh....it is like a museum.
- The same is Cambridge.


....But it wasn't like a museum.


The town is now industrialized......many companies have their main office here. A lot of cars, a huge number of bicycles! Very expensive conditions of living:most of the students share a bedroom with another roommate. Everything is business here, even the education. Apart the University of Cambridge, there are some more universities with a huge number of students; when they come in Cambridge, most of them think they will study at Cambridge University..after some month they realize the truth...This is because of the confusion made by the recruiting agencies who put too less information for the student. Let's take into account that the student comes from India, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Chile, etc. , countries where the information…

Weoley Castle

Image
Although referred to as a castle, Weoley was a mediaval manor house, once surrounded by a wide, water filled moat. The building dates from 1270s when the Lords of Dudley, Roger de Somery were given permission by the King to build and fortify their castle in stone. Because it is located in a valley, the building did not have a keep or the defensive position required by a castle. However, the Dudley barony enjoyed into a great construction with private rooms for the lords and ladies, a kitchen with a large fireplace for cooking, an impressive great hall, towers and an imposing gatehouse. The family had their own chapel and stable range with lodging rooms above.
There are no to many information about the social life at the Weoley Castle. It was eventually owned by Joan de Botetourt who inherited by marriage and used Weoley as her main residence and home. After her death the castle changed hands numerous times in legal dispute over inheritance. By 1485 it was in the ownership of William B…