The Brompton Cemetery in Earls Court is one of my favourite places in London: overgrown, peaceful and full of curiosities. Famous occupants include Fanny Brawne, Sir Samuel Baker, Henry Cole and William Howard Russell (among many, many others). The centre of the cemetery features a domed chapel, colonnades and catacombs designed by Benjamin Baud. Beatrix […]
The Château de Montrésor is a beautiful castle in the Indre-et-Loire region of France, dating from 1005. It is a small castle with an impressive history: built for Fulk III (known for his “violent yet pious temperament”), later captured by Henry II of England and Philip Augustus of France. It was subsequently given to another Crusader, […]
The English seaside has a charm of its own which never fails to have a restorative affect on my soul. A few snaps from our holiday last week: This week I’m linking up to Project 52, the theme of which is ‘Summer Treats’. Visit Kent Weakley’s blog to join in.
The dog days have begun a little early this year.. It’s Sweet Shot Tuesday. To see the beautiful collection of photos linked up this week or to link up yourself, have a look at Kent Weakley’s blog.
There are few views in England which can rival that of Durham Cathedral and castle as you pull in to Durham station. Durham Cathedral is one of the most impressive Norman buildings in Britain. The building was started in 1093 under Bishop William of Calais, appointed by William the Conqueror and continued into the following […]