Category Archives: Architecture

The Ghosts of Grands Prix Past

…if you go down to the Pits today: …but you won’t see this scene any more as the building has been painted. Denuded of its atmosphere, if you ask me… Advertisements

The Ghosts of Grands Prix Past

…if you go down to the Pits today: …but you won’t see this scene any more as the building has been painted. Denuded of its atmosphere, if you ask me…

Traces of the Past: Y3-10

A trace of a relatively recent past, abandoned in the 1960s: ‘The overhangingness and the staringness are unnerving’ Elizabeth Bowen, A time in Rome Linked to Thursday’s Special here

Traces of the Past: Y3-10

A trace of a relatively recent past, abandoned in the 1960s: ‘The overhangingness and the staringness are unnerving’ Elizabeth Bowen, A time in Rome Linked to Thursday’s Special here

Pleasure of Ruins / 8 Abbaye de Jumieges

One from about a decade ago, whilst journeying back in Northern France, the most imposing abbey of Jumieges. A most majestic 11th century ruin. I thought the structure was not dissimilar to Fountains, but alas in not such an isolated

Pleasure of Ruins / 8 Abbaye de Jumieges

One from about a decade ago, whilst journeying back in Northern France, the most imposing abbey of Jumieges. A most majestic 11th century ruin. I thought the structure was not dissimilar to Fountains, but alas in not such an isolated

A tantalising peek…

A peek through some intricately carved columns at Elne Cathedral: Linked to Weekly photo challenge here

A tantalising peek…

A peek through some intricately carved columns at Elne Cathedral: Linked to Weekly photo challenge here

Seven Day B&W Photo Challenge – Day 4

I have been invited by Ann Christine (Leya) to participate in the 7 day B&W photo challenge. The Rules are: • Seven days. • Seven black and white photos of your life. • No people .
• No explanation .
• Challenge someone

Seven Day B&W Photo Challenge – Day 4

I have been invited by Ann Christine (Leya) to participate in the 7 day B&W photo challenge. The Rules are: • Seven days. • Seven black and white photos of your life. • No people .
• No explanation .
• Challenge someone

Drawing lots for the Palio, Siena

I was commenting on a recent post of Andrew Petcher’s at Have Bag, Will Travel where we were discussing happy discoveries, and I happened to mention turning up in Siena one evening when they were drawing lots for the Palio (more

Drawing lots for the Palio, Siena

I was commenting on a recent post of Andrew Petcher’s at Have Bag, Will Travel where we were discussing happy discoveries, and I happened to mention turning up in Siena one evening when they were drawing lots for the Palio (more

The other side of Wordless Wednesday

You can just see the Virginia Creeper on the top left of the tower here. I was unable to get  closer to this structure as the gate was firmly bolted, and the farmer turned up shortly after I had taken

The other side of Wordless Wednesday

You can just see the Virginia Creeper on the top left of the tower here. I was unable to get  closer to this structure as the gate was firmly bolted, and the farmer turned up shortly after I had taken