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As mentioned in my previous post I have been reading a local guide book which inspired me to visit Shropshire Lavender. The author of the book, (Slow Travel – Shropshire) mentions many Shropshire Churches and points out that she doesn’t need to write about the churches in detail because John Leonard has already done this [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Jul 18th 2018

After breakfast we made our way to Arundel in order to visit the castle. The lady who sold us our tickets helped us choose the most economical way to purchase tickets given that we were able to claim discounts. She advised us to visit the gardens first and then make our way to the shop [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Jul 11th 2018

St Martin’s is now a haven of calm in the heart of York, but in 1942 it was reduced to a smouldering ruin during a bombing raid on the city. The church stood desolate until restoration work began in 1961.

The clock, first fitted in 1668, and the gilded head of Father Time are replacements [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Jun 27th 2018

The Church, dedicated to St. James, is preceded by the pronaos, with the beautiful portal and the fresco of Florentine Niccolo di Tommaso depicting Giacomo Arcucci offers the Charterhouse to the Madonna, of 1371.
At the Centre of the painting, the Madonna on the throne with child, on the left of the one who looks at [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Apr 25th 2018

Santo Stefano is a Catholic church and former cathedral on the island of Capri, Italy. Dedicated to Saint Stephen, it is the principal house of worship in the town of Capri.[1] The religious complex was built around the Piazza Umberto Isquare in the seventeenth century. The archbishop’s palace is now used as the town hall (“Municipio”).[2] Santo Stefano and Chiesa di San Costanzo [...]

14 Comments CherryPie on Apr 16th 2018

The Duomo (Cathedral) of Salerno is dedicated to St. Matthew the Evangelist and was founded at the request of Robert Guiscard in 1076, the year that the Normans conquered the town of Salerno after a 7 month siege.
The current entrance, flanked with a sculptured lion and lioness is a modification of the former medieval entrance. [...]

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