Saturday, March 20, 2010

Warwick Castle

Warwick castle is a near millennium old pile of stone built by William the Conqueror. It is a pretty amazing site situated atop a hill overlooking a very nice creek on some very well maintained grounds with the mega moat making it all official. The 60ft tall trebuchet is the pièce de résistance. Unfortunately we arrived bit too late to witness this magnificent accomplishment of human engineering launch some flaming balls of fiery fire across the grounds, but my trip here was made by a more unexpected find within the state rooms of the castle. For some reason one of previous residents of the castle (perhaps King Henry II or King Edward IV) put on display a horn of the unicorn of the sea. Not only was it a narwhal horn, but apparently it was a single horn from a rare dual horned narwhal... I am left in awe.

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