The Church of St.Mary The Virgin, is on the list of the top 20 oldest churches in Britain. It’s also the only surviving building of the original Saxon Village of Seaham Harbour. (now just Seaham). It was founded by King Æthelstan in 930AD and has 7th C late Anglo Saxon masonry and early Norman masonry […]Read More Seaham ~ part 3 ~ St.Mary’s
The History Bit Saltwell Park is a Victorian park in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England. Opened in 1876, the park was designed by Edward Kemp and incorporates the mansion and associated grounds of the Saltwellgate estate owner, William Wailes, who sold his estate to Gateshead Council for £35,000. Upon opening, it became known as “The […]Read More Fraggle Report~ Saltwell Towers & Park~April 2017~part 1
Back in August Sophie got given a Murder Mystery leaflet about Tynemouth. It involved following clues that would give you a persons name, or something that could be used as a weapon, eliminating the ones we found to be left with the name of the murderer and weapon used. We had to walk all around […]Read More Fraggle Report~ Tynemouth Murder Mystery Tour~part 1~ August 2016
Finally got to the last post on York, and this time inside York Minster. York as a whole, and particularly the minster, have a long tradition of creating beautiful stained glass. Some of the stained glass in York Minster dates back to the 12th century. The Minster’s records show that much of the […]Read More The York report 9 ~ York Minster Interior
I love gargoyles and York Minster has a fine collection so I took some photo’s of them. When I researched what gargoyles are all about on Wiki, I found that really they are just a form of plumbing! “a gargoyle is a carved or formed grotesque with a spout designed to convey water from a roof and away from […]Read More The York Report 8 ~gargoyles and carvings.
York Minster, the 2nd largest Gothic Cathedral in Northern Europe. And what a beauty, I could spend many happy hours in this stunning place. But first a potted history 🙂 Starting out as a wooden building in 627 AD (1388 yrs ago!!) in the 630’s it was rebuilt in stone then fell into disrepair by […]Read More The York Report 7~York Minster exterior
Haven’t been taking many photo’s of late, have been thwarted by the flu, the weather, life in general. I did manage to sit and have lunch by the sea one afternoon, and took a series of people walking past the gap in the dunes, which amused me as I was sitting in the car at […]Read More a little catching up to do
The theme for my photography challenge this weekend was ‘anything gothic’! I acquired some gothic jewellery dirt cheap on amazon during the week with a view to photographing it fetchingly against some black velvet or whatever plush fabric I could come up with, but by Friday had decided it would be much more ‘gothic’ to […]Read More Gothic Exercising.