Tag Archives: church

Looking into the square

Before I moved to London, I lived in a town called Ware in Hertfordshire, where today’s picture was taken.  I’ve been thinking about the town this morning, as they used to hold a Dickensian Christmas evening every year in December … Continue reading

Posted in Cityscape, Photography | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Architecture, Photography | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Architecture, Photography | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A glimpse through the leaves

Continuing my sporadic publication of Hertford images, here is a view captured from those same quiet castle grounds which I wrote about the other day.  As I’ve mentioned before, I am always fascinated by contrasts in images: old and new, … Continue reading

Posted in General, Photography | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Reflecting on shrines

I recently watched an episode of a BBC TV series Pagans and Pilgrims on the subject of shrines.  In the course of the programme the presenter visited a number of shrines around Great Britain – from a starting point of … Continue reading

Posted in General, Photography, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Noticing the details

I seem to have spent a fair amount of time over the past year or two taking photographs of churches.  This is certainly no hardship – to spend time alone appreciating a peaceful, historic and frequently beautiful building is far … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, General, Photography, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

When histories collide (part V of “Transylvania travels”)

Saturday 19 May 2012, 8am, Miklosvar, Transylvania We breakfasted on a nutty muesli, omelette, fresh peppers and cheese, then began the drive to Brasov.  The first half hour or so was over very rough roads, and sitting in the back … Continue reading

Posted in General, Photography, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment