Category Archives: Architecture

Posts predominantly related to architecture

The British who helped build The White House

  In a recent interview Dr William Seale, author and historian, said that Scots in particular were sought out for the project given their expertise in stone masonry and that a group of men who had been working on Edinburgh New … Continue reading

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A Quick Guide To Newcastle Upon Tyne.

My football team Newcastle United won promotion to the English Premier League last night and as a coincidence, I came across this great post about the city I consider to be my home. Now a top destination for the finer … Continue reading

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Great Fires Of London & those who fought them

I’ve been crisscrossing the country so far this week so have got a little behind on my blog posts so please consider this an emergency posting! I mentioned a few weeks ago that I was going to create a few … Continue reading

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The Worst Restorations Ever

The U.K. is covered in old buildings and ruins.  Deciding which to fully or partially restore, which to manage to prevent further degradation and which to let disintegrate away is a complicated process depending on the structures uniqueness and importance … Continue reading

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Rising like a Phoenix from the ashes.

At this time of year, my back garden so often looks like it has taken a real battering from months of incessant rain, sometimes snow and many weeks of seemingly constant gales or worse.   Sometimes a tree will blow … Continue reading

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Looking up at London

On Saturday I did one of my Jack The Ripper walks with a particularly brave and sporting Australian lady who wanted to combine an amazing history walk and a way to see a bit of London that most tourists wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Alston Holiday -Day 2 Hexham and Hadrians Wall

For day two of our holiday we visited the lively little market town of Hexham, notable for amongst other things its magnificent Abbey Cathedral. People have worshipped on this site for nearly 1400 years.    On top of the moors and … Continue reading

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