Tag Archives: architecture

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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All Saints Round Tower Church, Horsey, Norfolk – from Echoes of the Past

 Reblogged from Echoes of the Past: Last year 2016, in January we visited several round tower churches on one day.  I have only post three of the churches, and as the weather here, on the east coast of the UK … Continue reading

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Notes from a small dog – Snowtime!

Seeing as it had snowed and it doesn’t happen very often here, I made her take me out for a walk. I didn’t have to try very hard, I have to say…for once, she seemed as eager as me to … Continue reading

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Hidden gems – Hoar Cross

The church of the Holy Angels at Hoar Cross is one I had tried to get into before. The first  time it was a summer’s day, but I did not manage to get inside until the rain highlighted the stark … Continue reading

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The Wyrm and the Wyrd: Harlech

Leaving Portmeirion and its mysteries behind, we drove across the estuary to Harlech in search of lunch. Stuart and I had parked beneath the Norman castle that morning when we were in search of breakfast. The imposing bulk of the … Continue reading

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The Wyrm and the Wyrd: Contrasts and small things

The heat was both welcome and unexpected. Britain in summer offers no guarantees, but on this, the Silent Eye’s third foray into Wales, we had once again been blessed with sunshine. Inevitably, at the earliest opportunity and armed with ice … Continue reading

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The Wyrm and the Wyrd: Natural authority

Portmeirion, the guide told us, was the brainchild of the architect and conservationist, Sir Clough Williams-Ellis. The project had been a long time in hatching… once the idea had been conceived, he waited twenty years in order the purchase the … Continue reading

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