Category Archives: Architecture

What did you do in Madrid……….oh; I went to visit Cementerio de La Almudina

On the trip from the airport to the centre of Madrid recently, I spotted an enormous cemetery (bigger than anything I have ever seen before) and thought that it might be worth a visit. I know that may sound a … Continue reading

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A quiet day in Toledo………….or so we thought!

  Before our trip to Madrid numerous friends had said, “you must visit Toledo but go during the week when there are less tourists and it is easier to move around.” So heeding this advice we decided to go on … Continue reading

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Fog comes to the Colne Valley

Yesterday I drove the thirty five miles to Manchester with the specific aim of getting my Pentax camera repaired. It was only on arriving in the city and parking up I realised I had put the wrong camera in my … Continue reading

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York…….home to a splendid railway station, National Railway Museum, not to mention an imposing cathedral

  A lovely autumn day last week called for a visit to the city of York and all that it has to offer. The train from Huddersfield takes about forty-five minutes and delivers you to one of the finest railway … Continue reading

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I’m just singing in the rain……………..in Vilnius (or six days of virtual non stop inclement weather)

At the beginning of October I returned to Vilnius with my friend and colleague Mike (who had not visited for a couple of years because of illness) and we were both looking forward to visiting some of our old haunts, … Continue reading

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Vilniaus Šv. Stanislovo ir Šv. Vladislovo arkikatedra bazilika (or as I know it the “White Cathedral”)

I made one of my regular trips to Vilnius in Lithuania on the 4 October 2016 and stayed for six days. On this occasion the weather was atrocious, virtually non stop rain for the duration of my visit. This is … Continue reading

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Lithuania’s Soviet “Brutalist Architecture”

On my recent rain drenched visit to Lithuania I was taken on a photography expedition by my friend Antanas and also accompanied by our mutual friend Renata who came along to see that “good order” was maintained during our wanderings. … Continue reading

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