Category Archives: Architecture

Sheffield – a surprise visit

The surprise was on me because my friend Jenny, who I went to visit in Sheffield doesn’t live there. She lives in Leicester, 70 miles away. I could have gotten off the train an hour earlier. I have no idea

Sheffield – a surprise visit

The surprise was on me because my friend Jenny, who I went to visit in Sheffield doesn’t live there. She lives in Leicester, 70 miles away. I could have gotten off the train an hour earlier. I have no idea

Hampstead Modernism

I went on another walking tour, this time of 1930s architecture in Hampstead. We began with a lecture at Burgh House, a gracious Georgian mansion now a museum and coffee shop. Artistic talent n Hampstead long preceded the 1930s. John

Hampstead Modernism

I went on another walking tour, this time of 1930s architecture in Hampstead. We began with a lecture at Burgh House, a gracious Georgian mansion now a museum and coffee shop. Artistic talent n Hampstead long preceded the 1930s. John

SCP 25th anniversary

The twenty-fifth anniversary of the formation of the (Anglican) Society of Catholic Priests was held on Thursday 12 September 2019 in Southwark Cathedral. Member priests vest for the service. The bishops join us, including one of our own, Bishop Kate

SCP 25th anniversary

The twenty-fifth anniversary of the formation of the (Anglican) Society of Catholic Priests was held on Thursday 12 September 2019 in Southwark Cathedral. Member priests vest for the service. The bishops join us, including one of our own, Bishop Kate

Rushing through Russia

Before we left Moscow, and rushed off on a high speed train to St Petersburg, we inspected some of the transport infrastructure. There are several Tran lines, here travelling through a park on a dedicated corridor. The park itself has

Rushing through Russia

Before we left Moscow, and rushed off on a high speed train to St Petersburg, we inspected some of the transport infrastructure. There are several Tran lines, here travelling through a park on a dedicated corridor. The park itself has

The Russian Museum

Such a treasure trove of remarkable art, i won’t attempt to tell all about these remarkable works (other than to identify them where I can) but I learnt so much about Russian art history, it was cultural overload (in a

The Russian Museum

Such a treasure trove of remarkable art, i won’t attempt to tell all about these remarkable works (other than to identify them where I can) but I learnt so much about Russian art history, it was cultural overload (in a

Martin Randall – the best tours

My trip to Russia was organised by Martin Randall Travel London (with an office in Australia too). They are, in my opinion, the leaders in cultural tours. They are well planned, engage experts who really know their stuff and who

Martin Randall – the best tours

My trip to Russia was organised by Martin Randall Travel London (with an office in Australia too). They are, in my opinion, the leaders in cultural tours. They are well planned, engage experts who really know their stuff and who

Peterhof – Peter the Great’s Palace

A stunning palace with magnificent grounds on the Bay of Finland. The fountains are all gravity fed from the nearby hills. Peter the Great certainly did have a thing for water. We came back to the city on a hydrofoil,

Peterhof – Peter the Great’s Palace

A stunning palace with magnificent grounds on the Bay of Finland. The fountains are all gravity fed from the nearby hills. Peter the Great certainly did have a thing for water. We came back to the city on a hydrofoil,