Sunday, 18 November 2018

Kilburn and St Augustine's Church

I went to Kilburn yesterday to visit J L Pearson's gothic revival masterpiece church St Augustine's.

I was also impressed with Kilburn Park Underground station

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Kedleston Hall

Kedleston Hall was built by Robert Adam for the Curzon family who have owned the estate since the 13th century in 1759.

It's a lovely place for a walk and to sit and watch the world go by.

Sunday, 23 September 2018

The West Coast of Gernsuey

I do like the west coast of Guernsey, it's easy to get about (the south coast is harder to get at...) and has some lovely views and historic buildings.

On my first full day I wandered to the west and Roquaine bay..

The view to Fort Pezeries

Fort Grey - now restored and an interesting museum about the shipwrecks on the west coast.

Rousse Tower

 Le Trepied a passage grave which is 4500 years old.

Les Caches farmhouse

This is the view back from the L'Eree battery to Fort Sausmarez.

Fort Grey again

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

St Peter Port - Guernsey

Earlier in the month I visited the island of Guernsey. For those who don't Guernsey is part of the Channel Islands and a south governing Crown Dependency off of the coast of France. It is the last remaining part of the Dukedom of Normandy that the crown retains.

Its capital is the delightful town of St Peter Port. Much of its charm is that many of the big chains stores are absent and it retains a small town atmosphere.

I highly recommend a visit to it together with day trips to its sister islands Herm and Sark.

Guernsey was occupied in WWII, the Channel Islands were the only part of the British Isles that was, and the Liberation May 9th 1945 is a big celebration. This is the Liberation Monument.

The old Post Office

Morris Dancing in Candie Garden

This is the light house just beyond Castle Cornet. Cruise Ships behind it and behind them Herm