In the summer of 1992, we had a visit from my wife’s mother, brother and sister-in-law from Bruch, Germany; and this photo is of David with his aunt and uncle during our visit to Warwick Castle.
David and I during our visit to Warwick Castle with my wife’s family, and although the weather didn’t cooperate on this trip, we all had a nice time at Warwick Castle regardless of the weather.
I cropped this photo of David’s aunt and uncle because I thought it made for a nice portrait with Windsor Castle in the background.
This view of Warwick Castle shows the unsettled weather on the day of our visit – this picture provides an authentic feel to the historic castle’s setting.
Except for the beautiful manicured lawn and the, “Please Keep Off the Grass” sign; this perspective of Warwick Castle feels very authentic – and only needs banners flying and soldiers manning the walls and towers to come alive.
When Windsor Castle was originally designed and constructed, they made sure to allow for overlapping defensive positions – making this castle very hard to attack by a foe and easier to defend.
David gives me that, “not another photograph” moment, while a peacock struts behind him on the grounds of Warwick Castle.
It’s a common sight on the grounds of many castles and stately homes to see peacocks on the grounds, because they symbolize nobility with their regal appearance.
David stands along the top of an exterior wall at Warwick Castle at one of the defensive cutouts – which is a wonder of design and craftsmanship to create this three dimensional design out of solid rock.
In this picture at home in Bloxham, David is a very poised young man, confident in himself and quickly becoming his own man – with an earlier Kindergarten portrait from Monzelfeld, Germany, behind him on the mantel.
David pauses for a brief moment while reviewing the instructions for a set of Legos with his uncle and grandmother from Germany – and questions my need for yet another photo.
David relaxes in a quiet moment on one of our kitchen chairs in Bloxham; a young man who was soon to begin British First Grade at the age of five and a half years old.