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Dubrovnik: Rector Palace

A fabulous example of one of the finest monuments of secular architecture in Dubrovnik is the Rector’s Palace.


 This Gothic and Renaissance palace owes its present appearance to many additions and reconstructions throughout its history. 164 more words


Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

Title: Jane Eyre
Author: Charlotte Brontë
Publisher: Penguin
Publication date: 1847
Number of pages (my sample): 447
ISBN: 0142437204

Jane Eyre is a fictional biography, telling the story of a girl from her childhood, until her early twenties. 389 more words

Book Review

Dubrovnik: Sponza Palace

Located at the end of Place is the well preserved Gothic-Renaissance Sponza Palace. Its name is derived from the word for the spot where rain water was collected Spongia - meaning alluvium. 187 more words

16th Century Architecture

Die Kölnerdreizehnkirchenherausforderung (The Cologne thirteen churches challenge)

Recently I piggy-backed another Courtauld trip, this time to Aachen, to try and get a bit of experience with German churches, and a day in Cologne. 2,251 more words


Adore-Inspiration for Billy Corgan portrait

So I promised to share images of the finished white on black embroidery portrait I recently completed of Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan. Here it is framed at last, after around 25 hours worth of stitching. 488 more words

Textile Portraits

The House of the Seven Gables

By: Nathaniel Hawthorne

Publication Date: 1851

Status: read

A journey to one-of-a-kind place: The Bonn Minster

The Bonn Minster (German: Das Bonner Münster or Münsterbasilika) is a nine-hundred-year-old minster basilica, one of Germany’s oldest churches. It combines both Gothic and Romanesque styles, which is a genuine example of the Rhenish transition style from the Romanesque to the Gothic period. 127 more words