Whilst in Bury St Edmunds for a reunion, I thought I would spend a couple of hours taking in the local sights. St Mary’s church was on my list and it proved to be a gem. Although a church was … Continue reading →
Here are a few shots taken in the Gino Mazzuccato glass making factory on the island of Murano, located about a mile north of Venice. The Murano glassmakers are renowned for producing some of the most important brands of glass worldwide. Having originally being located on Venice, the glassmakers were ordered by the government in 1291 to move to Murano owing to the increased risk of fire to Venice’s infrastructure, which was predominantly constructed of wood. Should you ever visit Venice then it is likely that Murano will form part of your itinerary.
This little gem of a Gothic church is situated opposite the Louvre and, conveniently for me, was directly adjacent to the hotel we were residing in. The church which dates around the 12th century originally belonged to the Louvre when the latter was a royal palace. A lot … Continue reading →
Whilst visiting family in the area primarily for a Sunday Roast, it seemed rude not to pop into Tewkesbury Abbey for a quick visit. Result? Stunningly pretty and more importantly for a nominal fee photography is allowed! The following are … Continue reading →