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A Photo A Week: Towers

Gothic Revival Towers

I recently visited Brno in the Czech Republic. It is the second largest city in the country, and I wish I had scheduled another day or two. 89 more words


Fancy bricks

The look of a place 

Until the coming of the railways in the mid C19th, towns were necessarily made from the materials around them. The honey-coloured villages of the Cotswolds look so right in their environment for even the stone roof-tiles topping the honey-coloured stone walls derive from the bedrock on which they stand. 2,103 more words

Decorative Arts

Queen's castle: Balmoral #AtoZchallenge

When is a castle not a castle? Well, it depends on its purpose.

Take the Queen’s royal residences, of which she has a few. Her official ones include Buckingham Palace, Holyrood Palace and Windsor castle. 368 more words


The Gothic Revival

During the Renaissance, ‘Gothic’ became a pejorative label for all things barbarous. In a model of history probably first posited by Petrach and developed and disseminated by Italian Renaissance Humanists, it was believed that there were two epochs of cultural excellence, the Classical and their own. 1,439 more words

Stephen Carver

Huguenot Church

Charleston is full of churches, so many that it has the nick name Holy City. Among them is the historic Huguenot Church which, while it is not the largest is definitely one of the most distinctive, and I’d say my favorite.


New Albany United Methodist Church

New Albany’s First United Methodist Church is Gothic Revival, constructed in 1928, according to the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.  The first Methodist Church building was built in 1886, on a lot across the street, where the associate pastor’s parsonage is sited today (FUMC, New Albany, church history).  125 more words



Gothic-inspired frontage of Nonconformist chapel
St Davids, Pembrokeshire, Wales