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Permanent Tourist

A personal website by Mark Howells-Mead

Aisles

St. Mary-le-Bow

The church of St. Mary-le-Bow in London sits halfway between St. Paul’s Cathedral and the Bank of England, on the historic road known as Cheapside. The church is widely accepted by many Londoners as being the true centre of London: tradition indicates that in order to be a true “Cockney” (Londoner), one must have been born… (Read More)

Up the Aisle

When travelling, I like to see historic things. One of my regular stops is a local church; not for religious reasons, but because churches contain a compact version of the local history. From ruins to cathedrals, from the simple to the ornate, churches follow a very similar layout across the world but yet every one… (Read More)

Didlington Hall estate, Norfolk

The church of St. Michael, on the private ground of the Didlington Hall estate, west of Swaffham in Norfolk, England.

Eleven, Cathedral St. Ursen, Solothurn

The number eleven has a lot of relevance in the Swiss city of Solothurn.