Category Archives: old architecture

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

Imagine this place in it’s prime

The grand Woodstock House in Kilkenny, Ireland was constructed in 1747 to a design by the prominent architect Francis Bindon. It was home to the Tighe family for generations, and large gardens, including an arboretum, were laid out in the

Imagine this place in it’s prime

The grand Woodstock House in Kilkenny, Ireland was constructed in 1747 to a design by the prominent architect Francis Bindon. It was home to the Tighe family for generations, and large gardens, including an arboretum, were laid out in the

Steps

A number of different types of steps. Here we have ordinary steps, at Sunderland’s Civic Centre: Here, steps at a Saxon Church in Transylvania: Here, some steps on a mural in Cuba: A cat negotiating some steps in Southern Italy:

Steps

A number of different types of steps. Here we have ordinary steps, at Sunderland’s Civic Centre: Here, steps at a Saxon Church in Transylvania: Here, some steps on a mural in Cuba: A cat negotiating some steps in Southern Italy:

One / 123 Alsace village

I love Alsace – the towns and villages, the scenery, the food – and above all, the wine!  It was finding some of the wine villages that led us there well over a decade ago, and we weren’t disappointed. Some

One / 123 Alsace village

I love Alsace – the towns and villages, the scenery, the food – and above all, the wine!  It was finding some of the wine villages that led us there well over a decade ago, and we weren’t disappointed. Some

One / 122

As I was taking a photograph of the wonderful old buildings lining the canal in Colmar, someone was taking a photograph of our punt…. I don’t think I noticed at the time, but going through the archives, I found this

One / 122

As I was taking a photograph of the wonderful old buildings lining the canal in Colmar, someone was taking a photograph of our punt…. I don’t think I noticed at the time, but going through the archives, I found this