Thursday's activities: The mother of all Anglican churches of The Bahamas contains the Garden of Remembrance of Christ Church Cathedral Anglican/Episcopal Church. Established in 1670, the Cathedral is made of Gothic archictecture and has the only columbarium in Nassau. A major renovation and restoration project, lead by Dean Pestaina and completed in 1995, included mahogany pews made by local Bahamian craftsman, Italian granite tiles, and the installation of hand crafted stained-glass windows from Statesville, North Carolina.
Photo by: A good friend Dylan McPerron (if he ever joins Instagram i will link his profile)
10 Interesting facts and widely unknown facts about Windsor Castle Originally built by King William I in the decade following the Battle of Hastings, today Windsor Castle is the largest castle still in use by a reigning monarch. Several monarchs have added onto William’s original castle over history, with more towers, walls, and buildings added. While Queen Elizabeth II tends to prefer Buckingham Palace to Windsor Castle, it is still a functioning royal home. So what interesting facts can we find within its walls?
Windsor Castle’s grounds cover 52,609 square metres or 13 acres and has 1,000 rooms. Despite the Queen not living there continually, as an active royal home it still requires 150 staff members for its upkeep, making it the largest residential castle in the world. Between 2010 and 2011, at least one million visitors toured Windsor Castle.
2-We Don’t Need No Water
The castle caught fire on 20 November 1992. Approximately 20% of the castle was destroyed and it took 1.5 million gallons of water and 15 hours to put out. The fire started in Queen Victoria’s private chapel and destroyed the State Dining Room and the Crimson Drawing Room as well as the ceilings of St. George’s Hall and the Grand Reception Room. The restoration cost nearly £40 million.
During the Blitz, the windows of the castle were blacked out and many of the treasured artefacts and other works of art were removed to prevent them from being lost. Additionally, the royal family slept in Windsor Castle during the war, while the public was led to believe they remained in residence at Buckingham Palace.
4-Rumours and Myths
It has been long believed that the sculptor who created the copper horse at the end of the Long Walk killed himself in shame because he forgot to put stirrups on the horse, but he actually lived until his 70s. It was also believed that when Sir Christopher Wren built the Guildhall building, he made sure the centre columns didn’t touch the ceiling.
Really loved this! The pentagram in this symbolism stands for the 5 wounds of Christ and used to be a commonly used symbol in Christianity, just as it is in paganism! In Wicca and other pagan religions it stands for the 5 elements! Both meanings are beautiful, and both resonate with me differently! Reposted from: @thewitchoftheforest ❤❤✨