Basilica of Santa Maria Novella – Florence

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I had the pleasure of visiting Florence last year (2019) and without doubt it gets added to the list of wonderful cities Italy has to offer.  Although the UK is now suffering with Covid-19, I did feel a tinge of … Continue reading

Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore – Florence

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The first thing that strikes you when you approach the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (Duomo Cathedral) is its shear enormity, so it comes as no surprise that it’s the third largest in the world.  Being Florence’s most visited … Continue reading

St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds

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Originally the parish church of St James, the cathedral was developed over many centuries and in 1914 the Cathedral of the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich was created.  More recently, a new tower, cloisters and chapels were added thanks … Continue reading

Parliament Building – Budapest

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A few shots of the Parliament building in Budapest, Hungary. [John Mallaney] and [www.johnmallaney.com], [2017]. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may … Continue reading

Parliament Building – Budapest

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A few shots of the magnificent neo-gothic Parliament building in Budapest which is the third largest Parliament building in the world.  The shots were taken starting from dusk into the late evening. [John Mallaney] and [www.johnmallaney.com], [2017]. Unauthorized use and/or duplication … Continue reading

Grand Union Canal – Cosgrove, Milton Keynes

Here are a few shots taken during a stroll along the Grand Union Canal at Cosgrove, Milton Keynes on a pleasant and unusually warm day.   In amongst the not so unusual narrowboats and wildlife was Bridge 65 which is one of only two ornamental bridges that grace the Canal.  The gothic style bridge which was built in 1800 is  not surprisingly a grade II listed monument.  The Cosgrove Aqueduct which was opened in 1811 (after 3 failed attempts)  is the oldest broad canal iron trough aqueduct and was built to cross the River Great Ouse.

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Paris – Église Saint Germain-l’Auxerrois

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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

Paris – Eglise Saint Merri

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I stumbled across this lovely little church whilst visiting the Centre Georges Pompidou which was just around the corner.  The 16th century Gothic church houses the oldest bell in Paris which is dated 1331.  Unfortunately, the church is undergoing renovation so … Continue reading