Category Archives: Architecture

Stately homes

Today’s picture is of Wilton House, a very grand stately home which I had the pleasure of visiting a couple of years ago; some of you may remember earlier pictures of its splendid Laburnum walk.  One of the things I … Continue reading

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In the centre of Amiens

This dramatic war memorial is in the centre of one of my favourite French cities – Amiens – which I am lucky enough to visit quite frequently when leading First World War battlefield tours.  I find the imposing scale of … Continue reading

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Towering pillars

Today’s image shows the magnificent interior and towering pillars of Gorton Monastery near Manchester.  It was designed by Edward Pugin (son of Augustus Pugin who worked alongside Charles Barry on the creation of the Palace of Westminster).  Gorton is a … Continue reading

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London at night photography tours

In the new year, I am running a series of night-time photo walks in partnership with the London Transport Museum, and I am pleased to report they are selling out fast!  Night-time is such a fascinating time to see the … Continue reading

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The church in the garden

Today’s image shows one of my favourite churches in London – St Paul’s Church in Covent Garden.  Originally built in the mid-1600s by Inigo Jones, it has become associated with the acting profession; and inside, plaques in memory of members … Continue reading

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Withdrawal symptoms

For those of you suffering from Downton Abbey withdrawal symptoms, today’s picture should cheer you up.  It was taken a couple of years ago when I visited Highclere Castle, the location for much of the series’ filming.  It’s a stately … Continue reading

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A different space

I’ve had an early start this morning for a research trip to Cambridge. I don’t particularly mind getting up early as it happens, not least as it gives me the chance to see London before it gets really busy.  This … Continue reading

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