Category Archives: Architecture

Out and About … London’s Peace Pagoda

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Out and About … beautiful day at the University of Cambridge

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World Cultures in Exeter: the Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery

The Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery in Exeter, winner of Museum of the Year Award in 2012, is a thing of beauty. The red brick Victorian facade, with its Gothic Revivalist arches and tracery, is stunning. Inside, the … Continue reading

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Rise of the Gothic … the Cathedrals of Salisbury and Exeter

I happened to visit both of these stunning cathedrals over the Easter weekend. Although very different, both are triumphs of Medieval Gothic architecture. Salisbury Cathedral is in the county of Wiltshire and Exeter Cathedral in the county of Devon, both … Continue reading

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Out and About … Chinoiserie at Kew Gardens

Structures at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, such as the pavillion-style roofs of the Temperate House and the famous Pagoda, reflect the fashion for ‘Chinese’ design in 18th century England. (Photograph my own)

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Out and About … Chinoiserie at Brighton Pavillion

The Brighton Royal Pavillion is a masterpiece of Chinoiserie and European fantasies of the East.

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