Old Sites With New Eyes

I have on occasions been rather disparaging about my home city of Sunderland, particularly in relation to its attempts at public art. (Remember Ambit anyone?) So when the North East Photographic Network mailed me about an event they were running as part of the BBC's Get Creative project, I felt I should be open-minded enough to go along.…

The Trees Above The Rabbit Hole

My recent visits to Manchester Cathedral and Hexham Abbey culminated in my waxing lyrical about the woodwork, whether intricately carved or beautifully painted. In Ripon Cathedral too, the wooden structures were the ones that generated the greatest fascination. This isn't entirely a coincidence. There are misericords again (over 30) and they were carved over a…