Travel theme: Beaches

Last month I visited one beach, which was very nice and interesting for me, I am going to share it with you for this week’s Travel Theme. At south England, close to Porstmouth and Southampton there is an island called Isle of Wight. At this island there you can visit an Osborne house, complex, that was built for English Queen Victoria, her husband Albert and their family. Part of the properties is also beach, at which the Queen learned to swim.

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Osborne beach

For getting to the water she used a special carriage, that brought her to the water directly from the beach.

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Bathing machine

More info about it you can find on this shot.

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Made for a queen

Unfortunatelly the day we visited the beach was very cold and cloudy, so we were not able to swim, but at least we were collecting nice stones and shells.

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At the beach

7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. northumbrianlight
    May 15, 2013 @ 09:18:23

    Very interesting post – I did not know Osborne House was open to the public (and I am English :-)). Much of this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lost_Prince was set there – highly recommend

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  2. 1annecasey
    May 15, 2013 @ 09:22:31

    Very interesting take on the theme!

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  3. Pishikera
    May 15, 2013 @ 10:00:53

    Nice!!!

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  4. teoteodora
    May 15, 2013 @ 12:12:07

    Great shots!

    Reply

  5. David
    May 15, 2013 @ 13:03:05

    How far the world has come since the ultra modesty of the Victorian era. Maybe a bit too far.

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  6. Bubbly Tee
    May 15, 2013 @ 18:38:14

    What a marvelous treat …for me to visit a beach in England..so far but yet you have brought it close to me and my imagination stirs up, and I can feel my spirit floating about on that beach already…

    Thank you so much for this wonderful trip to another part of the world ~

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  7. Island Traveler
    May 18, 2013 @ 11:26:08

    I am a beach fan. When I’m around it, all my worries gets wash away by the waves and my heart comforted by its gift of healing. Beautiful!

    Reply

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