Custom Search

Monday, August 8, 2016

Hatley Castle 3

Before we go inside the castle, above is the classic postcard view of the main entrance, the porte cochère. Below is the opposite view, taken from inside the porte cochère looking up the hill towards one of the Royal Roads University buildings. The reason I've included the view below is the step-like structure in the center foreground, just beside the trash container. This stone construction was placed there to enable the ladies of the house to mount their horses easily and gracefully when they wished to go riding. It was also used by guests descending from carriages.


Paul in Powell River said...

It's unfortunate that we have the need for garbage containers to mar these lovely photos!

William Kendall said...

Exquisite architecture.

JoJo said...

Very pretty