Category Archives: Church

A Lakeland Drive…..Bassenthwaite and Buttermere

I have just returned from a three day visit to the Lake District in Cumbria and my affection for the area continues to increase, although I still argue that there is no finer place in the UK than the Yorkshire … 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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The Lake District……..ascent of Hallin Fell

  I ventured up to the Lake District earlier this week for a few days to do a little walking and more importantly to get out with my camera to photograph this area of outstanding beauty. For those of you … Continue reading

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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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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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Wedding Parties in Uzupis

Whilst making my way down to the river that runs alongside the independent “nation” of Uzupis last Saturday I came across a wedding party that was braving the elements on one of the bridges across the river. Uzupis is exclusive, … Continue reading

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Mother Teresa…..”responsible for innumerable deaths, untold suffering and proud of it”

The canonisation ceremony  of Mother Teresa is due to take place at Vatican on Sunday after the church fast-tracked her for sainthood. Heads of government and various dignitaries will travel to Rome for the ceremony with something like six hundred … Continue reading

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