M Denise C

–lover of books, art, movies, and music

Exploring the Victoria and Albert Museum

Beautiful entrance to the V and A: Highly idealized sculptures of Victoria and Albert: The first picture is of an intricate iron grate, the second a floating work of smashed instruments, and the third is a miniature of a room from a beautiful estate. Definitely a favorite of ours since we snapped away for a…

Exploring Waterloo

Thanks to my friends Ian Fletcher and Kristine Hughes Patrone, I had my own private tour of Waterloo from an author and battlefield expert as well as a Duke of Wellington expert. What an awesome 2 days! “La Belle Alliance” is the farmhouse and buildings where Wellington met Blucher (the Prussian general), who was late…

Exploring Chelsea and Belgravia

Continuing our London 2017 adventures– Kristine and I rented a flat on the edge of Chelsea/Fulham: –The flat was located above a shop on King’s Road and it was very nice–2 bedroom, 2 1/2 baths, kitchen, dining and living area. Airbnb did not disappoint. We were a few blocks away from the Fulham/Broadway tube stop…

Exploring Winchester

Kristine Hughes Patrone of Number One London and I spent 2 weeks in London (she is still there now conducting two tours). On one of the days we took the train to Winchester and met Beth Elliott, a Regency romance author who had come from outside Basingstoke. Beth has visited Winchester many times and showed…

Pics from Trip to Gibraltar April 2017

At the end of April I went to London briefly and the next day to Gibraltar. These first 3 photos are my favorites. The coffee was good at the hotel in Gibraltar, the knotty trees up on the Rock were interesting, and the Moors and their castle were there before the British: A few from…

von Zieten, Hans Ernst Karl Graf–#AtoZChallenge “Z”

This gentleman helped Wellington meet his goal of defeating Napoleon (from Wikipedia): Hans Ernst Karl, Graf von Zieten (5 March 1770 – 3 May 1848) was an officer in the Prussian Army during the Napoleonic Wars. During the Waterloo Campaign of 1815, Lieutenant-General von Zieten commanded the Prussian I Corps. The corps fought a holding…