Category Archives: Architecture

Last day’s wanderings

On my final day I went for a walk. I love the intricate work embodied in the roof of St Pancras Hotel over the station entrance. I thought these sculptures in the garden of St Pancras Parish Church might look

Last day’s wanderings

On my final day I went for a walk. I love the intricate work embodied in the roof of St Pancras Hotel over the station entrance. I thought these sculptures in the garden of St Pancras Parish Church might look

St Bartholomew the Great

Through the Tudor entrance arch, to the church of St Bartholomew’s the Great, made more recently famous as the set for period dramas. The area to the left of the entrance door was once occupied by the nave of the

St Bartholomew the Great

Through the Tudor entrance arch, to the church of St Bartholomew’s the Great, made more recently famous as the set for period dramas. The area to the left of the entrance door was once occupied by the nave of the

More Gaudi

In the afternoon of my day tour we visited two further Gaudi institutions. The original idea of Park Guell was to create a private residential garden city for wealthy Barcelona residents (developed by th Guell family), who could then live

More Gaudi

In the afternoon of my day tour we visited two further Gaudi institutions. The original idea of Park Guell was to create a private residential garden city for wealthy Barcelona residents (developed by th Guell family), who could then live

Barcelona – in one day

With only one day in Barcelona, I took a full day tour. We began at the tour office adjacent to the Palau de la Musica Catalonia. Beautifully repurposed building for concerts. We walked through beautiful lanways to find our bus

Barcelona – in one day

With only one day in Barcelona, I took a full day tour. We began at the tour office adjacent to the Palau de la Musica Catalonia. Beautifully repurposed building for concerts. We walked through beautiful lanways to find our bus

“Works well with stone, iron and broken ceramic tiles”

It is the city’s pride and joy.  It brings millions of tourists to this city every year, though there are undoubtedly plenty of other reasons to come. It is, and always has been largely a money-making enterprise for its own

“Works well with stone, iron and broken ceramic tiles”

It is the city’s pride and joy.  It brings millions of tourists to this city every year, though there are undoubtedly plenty of other reasons to come. It is, and always has been largely a money-making enterprise for its own

‘Go straight to Number One’

If there was one building in the world that I wanted to see, it is The Barcelona Pavillion, designed by Mies van der Roche and built by Germany National Pavillion for the Barcelona International Exhibition in 1929. So I went

‘Go straight to Number One’

If there was one building in the world that I wanted to see, it is The Barcelona Pavillion, designed by Mies van der Roche and built by Germany National Pavillion for the Barcelona International Exhibition in 1929. So I went

Palma de Mallorca

Very hot and humid here in Palma and I have a tour, at least the bus is air conditioned, though  much of the tour involved walking. I have never been to Spain, so this was my first introduction. Seven cruise ships

Palma de Mallorca

Very hot and humid here in Palma and I have a tour, at least the bus is air conditioned, though  much of the tour involved walking. I have never been to Spain, so this was my first introduction. Seven cruise ships