A lone pigeon standing on the Barbican at Leeds Castle. The Barbican was built in the 1280s and served as an initial line of defence for the bridge crossing the moat to the gatehouse.

The system of water defences was developed to its full at this time, and the Barbican was linked to the mill and straddled and protected the now much-reinfoced dam. It had three entrances, two from the dam and the main one from the south. These opened into a small central area, from which a two-arched bridge led across the moat to the gatehouse, which guarded access to the larger island.

A Lone Pidgeon

The Barbican

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22 Comments CherryPie on Jan 28th 2011

22 Responses to “PhotoHunt – Standing”

  1. H. insciens says:

    Perfect pigeon pic.

  2. Marcie says:

    Love the proud pigeon standing There. And what wonderful scenes captured!

  3. forgetmenot says:

    I love the pictures of Leeds Castle–what an old and interesting history it has. Love to visit it someday. Mickie :)

  4. CY says:

    Love those castles and the backgrounds. Great shot. Have a nice weekend. CY

  5. ipanema says:

    perched on a mossy rock, it seems oblivious of its mighty surroundings.

  6. Gengen says:

    This are pretty shots for standing. Happy hunting.

  7. Nice take on the theme Cherie. It looks like the pigeon is keeping guard at the gate!

  8. Annie says:

    Very nice, love those old stones too.

  9. jameshigham says:

    Ooh, you wouldn’t want that falling on you [top pic].

  10. Janice says:

    What delightful scenes – it truly is a beautiful castle.

  11. rach says:

    I love how the colours on the pigeon really stand out