We spent yesterday in Reigate, a quiet market town in North Surrey. The only camera I had with me was my iPhone so, in the true tradition (if there has been enough time for there to be a tradition) of iPhoneography, I have lightly edited the images on my iPad and uploaded directly from there.
Reigate has the remains of a castle so I get to continue my series on castles. The castle was built in the eleventh century and fell into decay in the seventeenth. None of the stonework remains but the earthworks have been turned into a pretty, and peaceful garden.
Underneath the castle gardens is a network of caves. The most well-known, The Barons’ Cave, is reputed to have been a meeting place for the barons who devised the Magna Carta. The stone pyramid in the top photographs guards an underground
The few remains of the castle were removed in 1777 when the land was converted into a garden. The mock medieval gateway was built at that time.
We thoroughly enjoyed our day in Reigate. The town has a lot of interesting independent shops, a fine array of eateries and an Everyman cinema (in which we saw Prometheus). Best of all, the sun shone: a rare event here this summer!
When I went to Bermuda they had those same telephone booths and I was so excited to see one in person. I was so lame. haha. You must be used to them by now.
They don’t make them anymore so they have become very sought after. I have heard of people turning them into shower cubicles.
wow, that’s hilarious. I shower in an antique phone booth. haha
Really beautiful location!
Thanks. We only brushed the surface really- lots more to explore on another day.
I think this is an example of forget about the camera, think about the composition. Really great photographs.
Thanks. I do believe that photography should be nine tenths composition.
Well, they say the camera doesn’t make the photographer, right? These photos were beautifully captured.
Thank you, Gracie. It helps to have a nice day.
Lovely iphone shots, I have not been to Reigate for over 10 years! What did you think of the film? We plan to see it in two weeks time.
Thanks, Karen. We enjoyed the film. It is most definitely not suitable for younger audiences – M was at a drama workshop in Redhill all weekend. It all depends whether you like all questions answered. If so, you may not enjoy it as much. I like loose ends.
Will go see it, reviews look good. Is M away this week with school?
Beautiful photos – love the third one down with the pyramid seen through the archway, in the distance.
Everyman cinemas are wonderful! Wish there was one near me. (Hope you enjoyed Prometheus!)
Thanks, Jaina. I did enjoy it. More than I expected in fact. Our closest cinema is also an Everyman and I agree they are great.
Good to hear! It’s a great sci-fi film, wish there were more of those sometimes.
I agree. We are all geeks here. 🙂
The pyramids are great. And I love that word ‘sallyport’. Not sure what an Everyman cinema is — free movies?
Sadly, you do have to pay to see movies there but the cinemas are nice, quirky, with a proper bar and, most importantly, someone comes down the aisle selling ice cream between the trailers and the feature.