KNARESBOROUGH: Castle Yorkshire

KNARESBOROUGH: A 12th Century Castle

Knaresborough Castle Knaresborough Castle in Yorkshire stands high on a cliff above the River Nidd. The castle was first built by a Norman baron in c. 1100 on a cliff above the River Nidd. There is documentary evidence dating from 1130 referring to works carried out at the castle by Henry Read more…

RUFFORD: Great Hall, Lancashire, 1530, 16th century, timber tudor medieval monochrome Black&White Challenge

RUFFORD OLD HALL: Built of Wood in the 16th Century

Rufford: The Great Hall Rufford Old Hall is a National Trust Property in Rufford, Lancashire. Built in 1530 for Sir Robert Hesketh, only the Great Hall (pictured here) survives from the original structure.   Like many places in this part of Lancashire, Rufford Hall has its fair share of ghosts. Read more…

Carmelite Priory: The Bier Mdina Malta oddsball

Skulls and Candles in the Carmelite Priory

Skulls and Candles in Mdina’s Carmelite Priory I was intrigued by this when we visited the beautiful 17th Century Carmelite Priory in Mdina, Malta’s “Silent City”, on our trip earlier this year……     ……and fascinated by the explanation:     For more on Mdina: Which Way around the Silent Read more…

Castelo São Jorge lisbon red door entrance

LISBON: Red Doors in Castelo São Jorge.

 Red Doors in St George’s Castle. Castelo de São Jorge (Saint George’s Castle) is a Moorish castle occupying a commanding hilltop overlooking the historic centre of the Portuguese city of Lisbon and Tagus River. The strongly fortified citadel dates from medieval period of Portuguese history. –wiki. What Wikipedia doesn’t tell Read more…

Lantern in St Publius Square Mdina Malta Silent City monochrome

A Stroll around Mdina in Monochrome

Which way around Mdina? Let’s take the monochrome route! This week I’m opting for Black & White images for Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge. I’m also still working on images from 16th century Mdina, Malta’s Silent City. The narrow streets and bright, albeit intermittent, midday sunshine were a challenging combination Read more…

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