Kilmuir Easter Church, Scotland

Kilmuir Easter Church

The only remains of antiquity that stood in this parish, were last year removed.  In the place of Delny, once a principal seat of the Earls of Ross, stood the ruins of a Romish chapel on a pleasant bank surrounded by graves.  This spot has been deserted as a burying place for many years; and the present farmer (not adverting…

Kilmuir Easter Church

Untertorbrücke, Bern

The Untertorbrücke is one of the oldest bridges in Bern, crossing the river Aare. The first bridge was built of wood on this site and opened in 1256, and was replaced in 1489 by a more substantial, fortified stone version. It was Bern’s only bridge until 1834 and has stood in its current form since the 18th century, when the fortifications…

Untertorbrücke, Bern

Zürich, Switzerland

Paradeplatz in Zürich is a central tram stop, where several lines come together under the watchful eyes of bank headquarters. Here, fresh rain and the addition of Christmas lighting lit up the square to provide a festive scene.

Zürich, Switzerland

Ulm Minster

I'd all but forgotten that we'd even visited Ulm, until I came across a set of photos of the interior of the minster.

Ulm Minster

St. Dunstan-in-the-East

St. Dunstan-in-the-East was a church in the City of London, built in 1100, extended in the fourteenth century and repaired just over thirty years before the Great Fire of London, after which a large steeple to a design by Sir Christopher Wren was added. Despite largely surviving the fire, the structure was found to be unsafe in the…

St. Dunstan-in-the-East

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 within the sound…

St. Mary-le-Bow

Santa Maria del Carmine, Milan

An unlikely entrance for a massive brick church, looming over narrow lanes in the heart of Milan, not far from Sforzesco castle. Work began on the church in 1400 AD, following nearly two hundred years of religious gatherings on the site. After parts of the building collapsed in 1449, repair work was untertaken and the church was built…

Santa Maria del Carmine, Milan

St. Peter and Paul, Bern, Switzerland

This is the seat of the Swiss reformist catholic church in Switzerland, formed in 1871. The cathedral is comparatively modern, having been built next to the city hall between 1858 and 1864, and was the result of an international design competition, won by a group of architects including Frenchman Pierre Joseph Edouard Deperthes, the architect of the Hôtel de…

St. Peter and Paul, Bern, Switzerland

The date is set

As if Jo and I haven't been excited enough over the past three weeks, we're now able to definitely confirm the date of our wedding. We will be married in the late afternoon of Friday, 5th October 2007. I've been speaking with a priest over the past couple of weeks to seek permission to marry in a very special location.

The date is set