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My partners flat was on the bad side of town, it had been some sort of bank at one time, but now was split into 20 or so apartment. 6,680 more words


A Writer's Wisdom: Part One

There is something in a word that is so sacred. There is something in there that is larger than life and our perception of how to live it. 1,378 more words


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

Croatia: Dubrovnik

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