Colour Amidst the Coal Dust

Just before I left Durham, I made sure of one final trip on my bucket list of significant buildings on my patch. On the face of it, a tiny pit village to the west of the city should have little to offer other than its industrial heritage, but for some reason it was singled out … Continue reading Colour Amidst the Coal Dust

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The Substance and the Shell

Since it's at the top of the Barcelona tourist's ticklist, most people assume that the Sagrada Familia is the city's cathedral yet clearly this would be absurd.  Barcelona's history reaches back for two millennia.  The Sagrada, still unfinished, has been a feature of the city for only a fraction of this. Local legend tells the … Continue reading The Substance and the Shell