Archive for the tag 'Architecture'

10 Comments CherryPie on Dec 9th 2015

The distinctive red building in Piran Square is known as the Venetian House, it was built in the mid 15th century.

One of Piran’s most eye-catching structures is the red 15th-century Gothic Venetian House with its tracery windows and balcony in the northeast of the square. There is a story attached to the stone relief between [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Oct 14th 2015

The Church you see today is a mixture of the medieval and the contemporary. It stands as a physical reminder of the deep historic roots of Christianity and of the changing ways in which people have understood God. There was probably a church on the site in Anglo-Saxon times, but the earliest part of the present building [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Mar 26th 2015

8 Comments CherryPie on Mar 25th 2014

8 Comments CherryPie on Mar 24th 2014

An intricate pattern of ribs and bosses adorns the vaulted ceiling of the presbytery.  The central boss positioned directly above the high alter is a representation of the Holy Trinity attended by two angels.  To the west is St Andrew holding the cross and reading clockwise are St Bartholomew holding the flaying knife, St Peter [...]

2 Comments CherryPie on Mar 22nd 2014

Melrose Abbey, in the heart of the beautiful Scottish Border country, was founded in the twelfth century by the Cistercian order of monks. They were drawn to this fertile spot beside the River Tweed through its intimate associations with the holy men St Aidan and St Cuthbert. The Abbey grew to be one [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Mar 21st 2014

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