The Holy Island of Lindisfarne

This old castle stands on the peak of Holy Island, a small island off the North-East coast of England. The first records of this place come from the 6th Century AD, although the small castle shown in this photograph was built around 1550.

Kingston Lacy

The house at Kingston Lacy may not be open (due to this seemingly endless pandemic), but it still makes for an impressive site when viewed from the grounds. What did this image teach me? The house was designed by Sir Roger Pratt four centuries ago. Sir Roger Pratt was the first English architect to receive …

The Metal Fish

This chinese-themed fish stands atop the Chinese House, hidden away in the grounds of Stowe, a National Trust garden that houses many unusual follies and outbuildings. The Chinese House itself has been on the grounds of Stowe since the mid-1700s. It’s a small, fragile hut and is given great care and attention these days, and …