WINDSOR CASTLE: DISTANT VIEW.
From no point of view does Windsor Castle seem to possess nobler proportions than from the river Thames, as all who are in the habit of boating in the neighbourhood well know. The various buildings, which are in reality scattered here and there, are massed together against the sky, and the Castle looks like one vast structure, dominated by the Round Tower. From the river stretches the Home Park, the trees of which grow to the very foot of the Castle on its eastern side. It was not far from here that the poet Denham wrote of Thames, most lured of all old Ocean's Sons. On a calm evening the music of the regimental band is sometimes heard stealing through the still air by pleasure-seekers on the river.
source: The Queen's London : a Pictorial and Descriptive Record of the Streets, Buildings, Parks and Scenery of the Great Metropolis, 1896