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…

Lychgate St John the Evangelist's church Lund Parish Clifton village Lancashire

A Bicycle Parked under the Lychgate

A red bicycle sheltering from the rain. I took this picture with my iPhone this morning. I liked the contrast of the modern bicycle parked under the lychgate of our  traditional village church.   When I posted it on Instagram (MiPhoneography) my blogging friend Mitchell  commented on the Lychgate.  (Mitchell’s Read more…

The Bridge House 17th century Ambleside oddball Lake District National Trust

Ambleside’s Bridge House: a 17th Century Survivor

The Bridge House in  Ambleside has stood over Stock Beck  for  400 years.     The growth of old Ambleside is associated with a succession of families dating back to the early 14th century. The Braithwaites were an incredibly influential family and originally built Bridge House to access their lands Read more…

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