Tag Archives: George Gilbert Scott

Ashbourne

Pre-Raphaelite glass sits in walls pitted by Cromwellian gunfire, while a 1950s reredos graces a chancel that dates back to 1241. That’s why I love these old churches… the history of a community is written within their walls in wood … Continue reading

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Going inside …

The first thing you notice when you walk into the Saxon church of All Saints in Wing is  contrast. Cool white walls offset dark wood, the simplicity of the building sits serenely with the ostentation of its marble tombs,  the … Continue reading

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Inside Bath Abbey

I had a nasty feeling about Bath Abbey… just how on earth was I supposed to capture everything on camera to share the beauty of the place… ? It is huge…tall…airy… …as if  its builders wanted to capture the light … Continue reading

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A ladder of angels… Bath Abbey

We had to  go to the Abbey while we were in Bath. There had been a brief initial look at the exterior before lunch, but we were still talking at full pelt, so had left the visit for a while, … Continue reading

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St Albans – ‘Not built by hands…’

“Look,” said my companion, pointing at a pair of stained glass panels obviously older than those we had seen so far, “they had hobbits back then too…” I have long since accepted that title and the grey wrap I like … Continue reading

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St Albans… ‘render unto Caesar’

Tuesday morning looked promising as we headed out early for 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, knowing that … Continue reading

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