Old Ideas Reimagined: Gaudi’s Garden Suburb – Park Guell (1900-14)

Old Ideas Reimagined: Gaudi’s Garden Suburb – Park Guell (1900-14)

Antoni Gaudi i Cornet’s (1852 to 1926) unique style can easily be identified by his buildings in the city of Barcelona and at the Park Guell on the outskirts. It is difficult to unpick fully the varied influences that Gaudi drew upon for his creations. However, this...
WINCHESTER: 12th CENTURY WALL PAINTINGS – A REMARKABLE SURVIVAL

WINCHESTER: 12th CENTURY WALL PAINTINGS – A REMARKABLE SURVIVAL

Winchester Cathedral: Chapel of the Holy Sepulchre The Holy Sepulchre Church in Jerusalem is believed to contain the place of Christ’s crucifixion and the tomb in which he was placed and from where he was resurrected. It has been a place of pilgrimage for centuries....
IDENTITY IN MEMORIAL – Part 2 The Horsey Monument, Sherborne Abbey

IDENTITY IN MEMORIAL – Part 2 The Horsey Monument, Sherborne Abbey

The Horsey Monument at Sherborne Abbey I find tomb monuments fascinating. They preserve not just a record of individuals but elements of architectural design, ornament, clothing, jewellery, belief, symbolism, image and identity. The Horsey monument in Sherborne Abbey...
THE ENGLISH RENAISSANCE IN DORSET – The Horsey Monument Part 1

THE ENGLISH RENAISSANCE IN DORSET – The Horsey Monument Part 1

The Horsey Monument at Sherborne Abbey circa 1565 As I drive around the county of Somerset my journey is frequently punctuated by travel news from BBC Somerset. Often queuing traffic is backed up at the Horsey roundabout at the crossing of the A3088 and the A30 in...