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On Thursday we visited Blenheim ("blenham" oe even blenam) Palace, home of the Duke of Marlbourgh and birthplace of Sir
Winston Churchill. This was an official fieldtrip for the Mr.
Churchill's Britain class. They had a nice little exhibition of WC's
papers and pictures and such, including a loop tape of excerpts from his
most famous speeches. I got a couple pictures of the exterior
and bought the official picture book for it's shots of the interior
and grounds. Due to the professor's predilection towards scenic
walks (He hikes as a hobby.) we ended taking two longish, but merry,
strolls around the palace grounds. The countryside is quite lovely and
sported some fantastic ancient trees, one of which hopefully I will have
a picture to show. There was also a small but well kept up temple
to Diana, which was apparently the site of WC's proposal of marriage
to his wife Clementine. I am more a follower of Athena than
Diana, in part because of Neal Stephenson's cypherpunk novel

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<p>On Thursday we visited Blenheim ("blenham" oe even blenam) <a
href="">Palace</a>, home of the Duke of Marlbourgh and birthplace of Sir
Winston Churchill. This was an official fieldtrip for the Mr.
Churchill's Britain class. They had a nice little exhibition of WC's
papers and pictures and such, including a loop tape of excerpts from his
most famous speeches. I got a couple pictures of the exterior
and bought the official picture book for it's shots of the interior
and grounds. Due to the professor's predilection towards scenic
walks (He hikes as a hobby.) we ended taking two longish, but merry,
strolls around the palace grounds. The countryside is quite lovely and
sported some fantastic ancient trees, one of which hopefully I will have
a picture to show. There was also a small but well kept up temple
to Diana, which was apparently the site of WC's proposal of marriage
to his wife Clementine. I am more a follower of Athena than
Diana, in part because of Neal Stephenson's cypherpunk novel<a
href="http://www.cryptonomicon.com"">Cryptonomicon</a> (keyword
<em>metis</em> ), and the temple was attractive (if a bit austere),
but disapointingly looked unused. None of my classmates seemed to
react to the lack of offerings or, well, anything. I suppose the
temple to be cerimonial, but it didn't appear to have hosted any
ceremonies lately. Maybe they just cleaned up after themselves.</p>

<p>I picked up a couple of discount books in the Blenheim Palace
gift shop. I was unable to tun down 5 GBP for an 8 GBP biography of
Tolkein (although I was alarmed that the professor didn't know about the
Inkblots), and I picked up an offical-looking Jubilee coffee table book
for Dad.</p>

adric, roehampton.ac.uk, 19:11 5 July 2002
song: <a href="29june2002.html">Salisbury</a> Hill, covered by Sarah
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