Category Archives: Art

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

“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

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

The Vicar with a Hooker

The Anglican Divine, Richard Hooker, famously described Anglicanism’s theological underpinning as being like a three-legged chair – scripture, reason, tradition. I note he isn’t sitting on a three-legged stool in this statue in the grounds of Exeter Cathedral – a

The Vicar with a Hooker

The Anglican Divine, Richard Hooker, famously described Anglicanism’s theological underpinning as being like a three-legged chair – scripture, reason, tradition. I note he isn’t sitting on a three-legged stool in this statue in the grounds of Exeter Cathedral – a

The Genteel South

Although I arrived in Exeter two hours late, my hosts at Southernay House could not have been more accommodating.  Dinner was served on the terrace in the balmy early evening. It could have been Savannah, but it is Exeter. Black

The Genteel South

Although I arrived in Exeter two hours late, my hosts at Southernay House could not have been more accommodating.  Dinner was served on the terrace in the balmy early evening. It could have been Savannah, but it is Exeter. Black