Tag Archives: Romans

Tarragona, a City of Living History ~ Darlene Foster

Reblogged from Darlene Foster’s Blog: I love history and can never get enough of it. Visiting sights and structures from long ago makes it all seem so much more real to me. On a recent visit to Tarragona in Catalonia, … Continue reading

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A Dorset Weekend With The Silent Eye, Part One ~ Helen Jones

Reblogged from Journey to Ambeth: I know. It’s been a while since I’ve been here. And I’m still officially on a blog break. However, a few weeks ago I spent a weekend in Dorset with The Silent Eye, which I … Continue reading

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Here be dragons….

“You’re just a pair of churchaholics!” It was, I have to admit, a fair description from my son. Stuart and I have spent the past few years descending on ancient sites and medieval churches, armed with a camera, a little … Continue reading

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St Albans – “Count the stars…”

We had finally made it into the Crossing at the centre of the Abbey… you barely remembered that the tiles beneath your feet had been made by Minton when you looked up. One incredible painted ceiling after another stretched away … 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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Discovering Albion – day 4: Snow in them there hills…

We decided that it would be sensible to take the coast road north… it is both unusual and rather nice when ‘sensible’ walks hand in hand with preference. We had seen the snow capping the distant hills of the Lake … Continue reading

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Discovering Albion- Day 3: Climbing the tower

We decided to climb the tower of Chester Cathedral. The 216 steps to the top allow you through narrow passageways that have been closed to the public for a thousand years. We climbed the spiral staircase where hanks of black … Continue reading

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Discovering Albion- Day 3: Chester Cathedral

We should have known, of course, right from the first. It was there, written in flowers and earth… but although we saw, we didn’t see. How could we? Such signs and portents seldom become clear until after the fact and … Continue reading

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