Within that cavity aloftTheir new home they fixed,Formed with materials neat and soft,Bents, wool, and feathers mixed.Four ivory eggs soon pave its floorBy William Cowper
The magnificent Royal Pavilion, aka the Brighton Pavilion, was created for the Prince Regent during the madness of his father, George III. Building, to the design of architect John Nash, heavily influenced by Indian Mughal influenced architecture, began in 1815, and contrary to what one might assume, conceals an interior theme of Chinoiserie – theContinue reading “Pavilion for Scandal”
My Soul.I summon to the winding ancient stair;Set all your mind upon the steep ascent,Upon the broken, crumbling battlement,Upon the breathless starlit air … WB Yeats Named after the Yeats poem and staircase, the Winding Stair Bookshop and Café overlooking the River Liffey and Ha’penny bridge became a famous Dublin landmark in the 1970s andContinue reading “Winding Stair”
A Day in the Life… “….on Sunday mornings we’d make our way to the Pier Head and following a brief chat with the dock-gate policeman he’d let us in to wander through, and wonder at, the innovative Albert Dock…
Nine of the sixteen fluted Corinthian columns fronting the Neoclassical St George’s Hall. Standing opposite Lime Street railway station in the centre of Liverpool, England, the impressive hall was designed by Harvey Lonsdale Elmes, who oversaw its construction until he died of consumption in 1847. In 1851 another architect, Sir Robert Charles Cockerell, was askedContinue reading “Neoclassical Colonnade”
A rest from retail therapy on a quiet Saturday afternoon in Newcastle upon Tyne.
…in the old part of Frigiliana inhabited by the Moors before and after the Reconquista.
The quintessential colour of vernacular architecture in the southern regions of France featured on a beautiful and stylish house is in the former fishing village of Gruissan in the French Languedoc-Roussilion region…