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I recently visited Lindisfarne Priory. Set on Holy Island off the Northumberland coast (it was the Romans who first called it Insula Sacra), there is something quite otherworldly about the ruins. 421 more words


Movement and Light ... and More : St Germanus Church, St Germans, Cornwall

NB This post was prepared in July during the Port Eliot Festival

St Germanus Church (the teepee is part of the festival!)

Last Sunday, the final day of the… 556 more words


St. Petersburg

This great shot is of the moving Bolsheohtinsky Bridge with the Smolny Cathedral in the background.

I spent a bit of time on this one, trying to work out if it is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site that includes ‘the historic centre of St Petersburg and related groups of monuments’. 58 more words


Pulpit Sunday, St Nicholas, Bringhurst, Leicestershire

 We visited the lovely church of St Nicholas in Bringhurst in Leicestershire a couple of weeks ago, to see the lovely Norman arches.  The pulpit is quite plain and suits the arches.   23 more words


Day 33: Camaiore to Lucca

For once I managed to get up quite early and leave before seven. The truth is, that after a month, I usually wake up at six anyway. 344 more words

I've Seen This Place Before

In the heart of the Senese countryside stands one of Italy’s greatest ruins: the abbey of San Galgano. Founded by the Cistercians in 1218, it had its moment of highest glory in the fifteenth century and, thereafter, began a slow decline until finally abandoned in the seventeenth. 667 more words


Arthur Phillip in London

We noticed this bust of Arthur Phillip in St Mary-le-Bow church (below) last time we were in London. It is part of a memorial to the Royal Navy officer, who was the first Governor of New South Wales and died 200 years ago on 31 Aug 1814.