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photoblog image Imagine you would live in Windsor ...

Imagine you would live in Windsor ...

 

Hordes of tourists from all over the world are strolling along and through Castle Windsor and the streets around - it was weekend and the Queen was present as the flag on the Roundtower signalised - but only shielded she might enjoy a quiet weekend in her private rooms. I understand that Prince Philip prefers to live in Sandringham.

The souvenir shops might earn much money, even a cup with the picture of the freshly born Baby Archie can be bought now. I spoke with an inhabitant of Windsor, she was also of the opinion: The number of the Windsor tourists must be limited pro day! You can demand the same for Barcelona, Dubrovnik, Venice, Amsterdam ...

 

A short series about Windsor this week

Imagine you would live in Windsor ...

 

Hordes of tourists from all over the world are strolling along and through Castle Windsor and the streets around - it was weekend and the Queen was present as the flag on the Roundtower signalised - but only shielded she might enjoy a quiet weekend in her private rooms. I understand that Prince Philip prefers to live in Sandringham.

The souvenir shops might earn much money, even a cup with the picture of the freshly born Baby Archie can be bought now. I spoke with an inhabitant of Windsor, she was also of the opinion: The number of the Windsor tourists must be limited pro day! You can demand the same for Barcelona, Dubrovnik, Venice, Amsterdam ...

 

A short series about Windsor this week

comments (18)

Le palais est magnifique, je comprend qu'il soit beaucoup fréquenté.
Philine: Le palais est impressionnant certainement- merci Martine!
I see no attraction in visiting this place....
Philine: I visited Windsor for the first time -and for the last time. Many thanks, Frank!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 24 Jun 2019, 02:37
I really like this collection on England, Philine.
Philine: Many thanks, Ray!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 24 Jun 2019, 06:30
I have never been to this place Philine. It looks like tourist hell, a bit like a smaller version of Bath in summer..
Philine: Yes, a tourist hell, the hordes of tourists in Bath might be a problem, too. Many thanks, Chris!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 24 Jun 2019, 06:34
Close enough to London for tourists to reach easily. But Bath is full and very noisy at the moment, too.
Philine: I recall Bath being full and noisy in front of the Abbey Church. Many thanks, Lisl!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 24 Jun 2019, 07:07
They make millions on those souvenir things... (made in China)...
A wonderful collage, Philine.
Did you go into the castle?
I try to stay away from those touristy places, I can live without seeing them. It must be horrible to live there. Even in Amsterdam they have areas where no tourists are allowed during the night. Can you imagine getting up at 6 to go to work and tourists keep you awake 8 months of the year....
Philine: No, the queue for visiting the castle was so long that we didn't want to visit this castle. I read about the tourist problems in Amsterdam and I understand well that the inhabitants are protesting against the hordes of tourists. I recall the dirty places around the Central Station and the Damrak .... Heel bedankt, Astrid!
I visited there years ago, Philine, and do not have memories of too many tourists. I wonder if this is changing all over Europe nowadays?!
Philine: Yes, it is changing all over Europe nowadays, especially the Asian people are visiting now Europe. Heel bedankt, Ginnie!
I did live in Windsor many years ago for about 12 months before I moved to Birmingham.Ange and I are staying in Eton for her birthday this year for a nostalgic visit to the area
Philine: Eton must be a very noble quarter as I heard and read. A nostalgic visit is wonderful. Many thanks, Bill!
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 Jun 2019, 07:46
I would image that only mugs would buy the mugs especially of the new baby. Tourism can be a blessing and a curse. I've already said that I will not be going back to Skye because of the crowds there now. I've not been to Windsor for years and certainly won't be going any time soon judging by the scenes here.
Philine: Haha, a funny word play: mugs buy mugs! Ginnie is right writing that the tourism is changing all over Europe nowadays, esp. the Asian people, so in Windsor, are visiting now Europe. It is a pity that even Skye is now so crowded. VisitBritain is just advertising in our quality newspapers for more tourism in England by adding a big brochure. Why? Many thanks, Alan!
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 24 Jun 2019, 09:08
The place looks ghastly.
Philine: Not my town, good that we took part in a garden tour, and we were mostly the only tourists in the gardens. Many thanks, Chad! Croatia might be also very popular and a bit crowded, too, as I heard.
Beaucoup de touristes en tous les cas !
Philine: Certainement- merci bien, Claudine!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 24 Jun 2019, 10:49
Limiting the number of people, will be difficult. And there are many more places that are overrun by tourists. The one thing that I realised is that there are a lot of idle money, that can be applied to tourism. There are also lots of people struggling to get food. But then, you and I are also tourists. Maybe the world is getting too small...
Philine: Yes, there are many more places overrun by tourists, also Berlin ..., there s a good and a bad side of tourism, many little-existences are earning some money for their life, many jobs are due to tourism ... - Heel bedankt, Louis, for your always thoughtful comments!
I could never live in such crowds. Tourism is a large industry in PEI but I stay away from the city in summer.
Philine: Here in my home town are also some crowds of tourists, and I try to stay away from them. Many thanks, Mary!
It looks to be very quaint, Philine, but probably a place I would avoid.
Philine: It seems to be a fine town, but to crowded, unfortunately. Many thanks, Beverly!
I think my parents took me to Windsor when I was a very young child but if they did I don't remember anything about it. I can imagine it must be crawling with visitors most of the time. Strange, isn't it, that if reports are correct Phillip spends so much time away at Sandringham rather than be with his wife, or at elast it would be considered strange for any ordinary married couple.
Philine: I read in our newspaper that Prince Philip and the Queen are telephoning with each other every evening. He loves to live his own life without too many contacts. The young couple Harry and Meghan lives in Winston, too. Many thanks, Brian!
A good place to stay away from, except out of season!
Philine: You might be right many thanks, Prof. Wilson!
  • Salima I.E.M. Senders
  • Netherlands
  • 24 Jun 2019, 16:29
Oh no, not my piece of cake! In Amsterdam, where I lived over 10 years, it can be the same crowded mass of tourist, I didn´t went to the areas where I expected them...
Philine: Astrid mentioned Amsterdam, too, and I can agree with your experience. Heel bedankt, Salima! We have here very hot days this week.
there is a lot to see in this collage Philine... from the Castle Windsor and all the souvenirs in the shops....petersmile
Philine: Thank you very much, peter!

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