Tag Archives: St Albans

St Albans – stained glass and mediaeval paint

The sixth post on our visit to the Abbey of St Albans a few years ago. Parts One, Two, Three, Four and Five can be found by clicking the highlighted links. The very first time Stuart came down to visit, … 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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Facing Fear with The Silent Eye, Part 1 – Arrival ~ Helen Jones

Helen Jones, author of Journey to Ambeth, begins her account of her weekend with The Silent Eye in Derbyshire… I recently attended a workshop, with The Silent Eye, about Facing Our Fears, an extraordinary weekend spent among the hills and … Continue reading

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The Magnificent Art of Roman Mosaic ~ Helen Jones

Reblogged from Journey to Ambeth: I’ve always loved mosaics. From jewellery set with tiny pieces of glass to sprawling floors, I’m fascinated by the alchemy of creating pictures from pieces of coloured stone. Years ago I even took several workshops … Continue reading

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“I am the only architect with whom I have never quarrelled.” Edmund Beckett, 1st Baron Grimthorpe (1816 – 1905) was one of the men responsible for the restoration of St Albans Cathedral. By the time he became involved in the … Continue reading

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Haiku – rain in St Albans

In response to Kirizar’s request..  

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