These two muscular statues stand guard either side of an ornate gateway, somewhere in the heart of Bucharest. I’m wonder who designed and built them? Who commissioned the work? Why? When? I should probably do some research!
Looking up, I saw this slightly stern stone face staring down at me. What is he guarding?
Flora MacDonald is famed for helping Bonnie Prince Charlie escape, after the Battle of Culloden. She helped whisk him away to the Isle of Skye. However, she was eventually arrested for her part in this historical story, and was sent to the Tower of London. That wasn’t the end for Flora though, instead she was …
Hidden away in the depths of Somerset are the Stanton Drew stone circles and coves. They form the 3rd largest set of standing stones in England, having been built some 4,500 years ago. Yet they are not really very well known. Unless you’re a sheep, that is.
This is St Andrews church, built by the water at Burnham-on-Sea. I believe it’s the best part of 700 years old.
Here’s a shot from within Wells Cathedral, focusing on the curvature of the stones…
Here’s a dark image, some rough and splintery wood on a grim stone beach.
This is a small section of the last castle to be built in England; Castle Drogo.
This rather aggressive looking stone eagle sits upon the wall outside the Spread Eagle pub at Stourhead.