A Dying Breed?

There have been a couple of recent reports in the media that resonated with me due to a set of pictures I took on my recent travels in Liverpool. The first related to a threatened withdrawal of the city's UNESCO world heritage status.  The international organisation usually describes sites as at risk when they are … Continue reading A Dying Breed?

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A Church Within a Church Within a…

I was probably spoilt by my first visit to Piazza San Stefano in Bologna, for two reasons: first it was a Sunday and so the flea market was in full swing, and second it was in a cafe here that I first tasted "tortellini in brodo" so the memorability of the afternoon is guaranteed. The irregular space … Continue reading A Church Within a Church Within a…

Gotham & Gothic

One of the things that struck me on my recent visit to Dublin was that there are some wonderful old buildings and some impressive modern buildings, but that they often seem to be juxtaposed without any thought as to how they fit together. A street of old brick town houses might be interrupted by a … Continue reading Gotham & Gothic