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Going West: The Accidental Tourist

Frankly, I thought it appallingly bad planning. Could the town not have chosen a different day to ceremonially install their new mayor? It isn’t as if we hadn’t advertised our itinerary for the weekend, culminating with a visit to the … Continue reading

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Glimpses of Paranormal Warwickshire Part 4: Gaveston’s Cross and the Saxon Mill ~ SC Skillman

Reblogged from SC Skillman : This is the fourth in my series of glimpses into the subject of my new book Paranormal Warwickshire which will be published by Amberley Publishing on 15th November 2020. View of the Saxon Mill Warwick … Continue reading

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Size matters – Lichfield Cathedral

Back in June 2017, I finally managed to break my journey between north and south to spend time at one of our mediaeval cathedrals… In our modern world, when we are accustomed to seeing skyscrapers on every skyline, size seems … Continue reading

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About time – Lichfield cathedral

Back in June 2017, I finally managed to break my journey between north and south to spend time at one of our mediaeval cathedrals… I had been going to do it for ages. Almost every trip north for the past … Continue reading

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St Albans… ‘render unto Caesar’

A few years ago, we set out early for a visit to St Albans. The beautiful sky soon clouded over, though, leaving us with a chill and persistent rain. We’d been meaning to visit the town for a long time, … Continue reading

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Selby Abbey – Dignity and memories

We were supposed to be in Scotland this week, revisiting a magical place. However, that cannot happen at the moment. As things are rather up in the air, I thought I’d revisit a past trip this week and share a … Continue reading

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North-easterly: Sunday best…

We were right about the church; St Mary’s, Sledmere, was well worth a look, though not for our usual reasons. We normally visit the older places of worship by choice, seeking within their hallowed walls the stories and symbolism that … Continue reading

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Columns ~ Fandango #writephoto

“Let’s explore this place,” Frank said. “Go ahead,” Johnny said, “Be my guest. You’ve always had a genuine infatuation with the architecture of old buildings like this.” “Aren’t you coming with?” Frank asked. “Sure, why not?” Johnny said. “It’s not like I have … Continue reading

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Field Guide to Gargoyles, Part One: What is a Gargoyle, Anyway? – from A Scholarly Skater

Reblogged from A Scholarly Skater: I love gargoyles, and I know a lot of other people do too. Talking to gargoyle enthusiasts, I’ve come to realize that the origins, terminology, and interpretation of gargoyles can be confusing, and there’s not a lot of good information … Continue reading

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#writephoto — Under the Arch – Fandango

To Ben, it was everything he thought a university campus should be. The classic gothic architecture of its stone buildings conveyed the sense of history, seriousness, and intellectual fortitude found at universities such as Oxford and Cambridge. There was no question … Continue reading

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