The lush, green countryside of Ireland slowly encroaches on the stone ruins of the Blarney Castle, a medieval fortress near Cork. The famous Blarney Stone, known for bestowing eloquence to those who kiss it, is built into the walls of this castle. http://www.gct.com/Trips/2012/Ireland-in-Depth-2012.aspx #Ireland
Westminster Abbey, London. Glorious example of medieval architecture. This former Benedictine Abbey stands on the South side of Parliament square and is has continued as a place for royal ceremonials: coronation of QE in 1953, funeral of Diana in 1997; and wedding of Prince William to Catherine in Aprill 2011.