Category Archives: Architecture

The Mushroom (las setas) in Seville…….weird and wonderful

On our third day in Seville we decided to take a “free walking tour” of the city and were told to meet our guide outside “The Mushroom”. We arrived at the due time and were quite taken aback by this … Continue reading

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Toledo, Corpus Christie and the Hanging Lights

Last week I made my third trip to Madrid for a short visit and took the opportunity of revisiting Toledo which is about thirty minutes away by train. I had visited the city last year but on arrival found that … Continue reading

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A Visit to Lyme Hall……………..

As I continue my wanderings and exploration of Cheshire (and continue to get lost on a regular basis as all the lanes in rural Cheshire look exactly the same) I decided to visit Lyme Hall, just off the A6 south … Continue reading

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Stroud and surrounding valleys…….ee!, it could be West Yorkshire

A week ago I was down visiting a friend in Stroud, Gloucestershire for a well earned break after the stresses of the last nine months, buying and selling a house does nothing for personal stress levels. The weather was glorious, … Continue reading

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Manchester………….lost its style!

  Last week I took a trip into Manchester by train from Cuddington in Cheshire, a journey time of just over one hour and ten minutes (I could probably have walked there quicker!). It is quite a pleasant journey through … Continue reading

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Port Sunlight……..one philanthropic industrialists vision

William Hesketh Lever (later Viscount Leverhulme) built Port Sunlight to house the workers at his soap factory, Lever Brothers, which eventually became the global giant, Unilever. The village holds a unique place in the history of urban planning and represents … Continue reading

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Madrid Revisited…………….

After visiting over thirty major cities in Europe, twenty of these were capital cities, I had always held the view that top of my list would be Vienna for its architectural and cultural history, closely followed by Lisbon with its … Continue reading

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