An English holiday with car and camera . from the dull monotony ofan uneventful life. I rather fancy that more thanone country parson we have come upon when tour-ing has rejoiced in the opportunity of having a chatwith a stranger. In this case what we hoped forhappened, though we hardly expected this furtherbit of good fortune; for after a short conversationthe parson exclaimed, If you dont mind waiting afew minutes whilst I make a short call, Ill go withyou and show you over the castle. I know thehistory of it, and could explain many features ofthe building that you might otherwise be puzzled

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An English holiday with car and camera . from the dull monotony ofan uneventful life. I rather fancy that more thanone country parson we have come upon when tour-ing has rejoiced in the opportunity of having a chatwith a stranger. In this case what we hoped forhappened, though we hardly expected this furtherbit of good fortune; for after a short conversationthe parson exclaimed, If you dont mind waiting afew minutes whilst I make a short call, Ill go withyou and show you over the castle. I know thehistory of it, and could explain many features ofthe building that you might otherwise be puzzled Stock Photo
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An English holiday with car and camera . from the dull monotony ofan uneventful life. I rather fancy that more thanone country parson we have come upon when tour-ing has rejoiced in the opportunity of having a chatwith a stranger. In this case what we hoped forhappened, though we hardly expected this furtherbit of good fortune; for after a short conversationthe parson exclaimed, If you dont mind waiting afew minutes whilst I make a short call, Ill go withyou and show you over the castle. I know thehistory of it, and could explain many features ofthe building that you might otherwise be puzzled
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An English holiday with car and camera . from the dull monotony ofan uneventful life. I rather fancy that more thanone country parson we have come upon when tour-ing has rejoiced in the opportunity of having a chatwith a stranger. In this case what we hoped forhappened, though we hardly expected this furtherbit of good fortune; for after a short conversationthe parson exclaimed, If you dont mind waiting afew minutes whilst I make a short call, Ill go withyou and show you over the castle. I know thehistory of it, and could explain many features ofthe building that you might otherwise be puzzledabout or miss altogether. If you dont mind drivingup to the gateway Ill meet you there, and we canexplore the place together. Ive nothing to do thisafternoon, and shall be delighted to act as a guide.Having duly expressed our thanks, we proceededto the gateway, where we profitably employed ourspare time in taking a photograph of the castle. The ancient gateway, with the odds and ends offarm buildings incorporated with it, buildings that. w HO wo XIV PHOTOGRAPHING TROUBLES 249 looked almost as old and grey as the castl^ itself,made a delightful picture. Unfortunately my photo-graph, reproduced here, gives but a poor idea of theextent of the castle or of its rambling picturesque-ness. The top of the fine keep with its flagstaffmay be glimpsed to the left; the main portions ofthe ancient stronghold are, however, hidden awayin the background. The other photographs I took,showing the keep rising stately from the moat, withthe rugged flanking walls and crumbling towersalongside, were more impressive, but, alas, provedfailures—the only failures out of many dozen filmsexposed on the journey. The consolation I have,it was not ijiy fault; the sun shone in my lens andfogged the films. I could not move the sun aside!But travellers have to put up with the conditions oflight of the moment. I had even to take one build-ing in the rain, though the result was unexpectedlygood. We had hardly p