Today I visted Corfe Castle. Talk about a blast from the past! Except for the cars, people and gift shops, I felt like I'd taken a step back in time five hundred years. The castle was built over a thousand years ago, but was sadly destroyed during the English Civil War in the 1600s. Some people might consider it just "moldering ruins" but I thought it was fantastic. It does sort of look like shapeless old rocks from photos, but once you're actually there wandering around you can really get a feel for how it used to be. Something I found particularly fascinating was a set of old stairs. I nearly tripped while going down them, because the stone was worn away in the middle of every step - and I realized it was because there have been people tramping up and down those stairs for a thousand years. It was pretty mind boggling to think about it.
I took about a million photos, but I'll only bombard you with these select few.