This week I visited Washington, for the first time. Just my luck to find that everything was closed for President’s Day the first day after… Read More »To Washington, and the Library of Congress …
In 1758 Richard Hall was living in the area of Southwark called the Bridgefoot when London Corporation decided “to do something” about London Bridge. Until 1749… Read More »11th April 1758: A repeat visit to the fire at London Bridge
One of the advantages of being a Georgian Gentleman is that time-travel doesn’t only have to be backwards – it can also be sideways, giving… Read More »La Granja – rather more than a poor man’s Versailles
On my recent Northern Progress I visited Chatsworth and, on the following day, Calke Abbey. As I have blogged on both it seemed only fair… Read More »Another day, another National Trust Property – Lyme Park, Cheshire
I should have made it clear on my post yesterday that the images were from the Chatsworth webpage. Here are a few more odds and… Read More »More pictures from Chatsworth… a truly stately pile.
I was interested to get the chance to visit Chatsworth again, in the beautiful Derbyshire Dales. The occasion was the exhibition currently being shown there… Read More »Chatsworth – the most impressive of the lot
When I was considering which talks to select for the nine presentations I need for the cruise on board the Boudicca to the Cape Verde… Read More »A Croome with a View – a house with definite Capabilities.
One of the most extraordinary museums I have ever visited was the highly evocative house of Dennis Severs at 18 Folgate Street in London. Each… Read More »A Spitalfields Journey … and a duet of museums.