By John Charles Dyer, UK Correspondent
In the silence of the keep
one forgets time,
even who one is.
Romance gallops as sunlit dust swirls
in search of glory
among the clouds.
(Left, Castle Keep. Photo by John C. Dyer)
But this was a real castle with a real history, the Neville’s Raby Castle near Durham, County Durham. One of post Conquest Britain’s early seats of great power, Raby rises with surprising majesty above Yorkshire’s bucolic rolling green fields.
(Above, left to right, Raby Castle, Stable Entrance to Gardens, Raby Castle Gardens. Below, left to right, View from a Gun, Deer in Castle Park, Raby Castle 2. All photos by John C. Dyer)
(Left, Within the Keep, photo by John C. Dyer)
We came to Raby at the request of friends from the States.
This trip was a reunion of sorts. I had missed my college reunion. The couple we accompanied to Raby attended the same small college modeled on Oxford.