St Paul’s Cathedral, Dundee

St Paul’s is an Anglican cathedral in the city of Dundee. It is the Mother Church of the Diocese of Brechin in the Scottish Episcopal Church. In 1847, the new Bishop of Brechin, Alexander Forbes, decided to make Dundee permanent residence. He urged his people ‘to take on the holy work of building, to the…

Dormition Cathedral, London

Russian Orthodox Cathedral of the Dormition of the Mother of God and All Saints This is the cathedral of the Russian Orthodox Diocese of Sourozh, which is the Moscow Patriarchate’s diocese for the islands of Great Britain and Ireland. It is located in Knightsbridge, London. The building was built in 1849 originally as the Anglican…

20th – 22nd December, 2018

Arrived safely into London on the afternoon of the 19th and headed directly to my cousins’ in Worcester Park. It was nice to catch up with them especially this close to Christmas. As well as coming here to visit them, I had also arranged to visit an exhibition at the British Museum on Friday morning….

17th – 19th December, 2018

After leaving Gloucester, I then headed down to Bristol for the next part of my vacation. I spent 3 months during this year’s hot summer so it was interesting to be back here in winter. Preparations were in full swing for Christmas and there was a wonderful German-style market in the Broadmead area. On the…

15th & 16th December, 2018

      On vacation and arrived in Gloucester this afternoon. It’s lovely to be back after almost 6 months. So what’s a boy got to do? Visit the cathedral of course! Decided I would go to Evening Prayer at 16:30 which was in the gorgeous but intimate Thomas Chapel. There was just two of…

28th October, 2018

Well, after a rather stressful week at work it was nice to spend today at our cathedral here in Aberdeen. That is, St Andrew’s. As you can see from a previous post, it is part of the the Scottish Episcopal Church and I’ve been a regular attendee here since mid July. This morning attended the…

Qutb Complex – Delhi, India

This complex is a collection of monuments and buildings from the Delhi Sultanate at Mehrauli in Delhi. It embraces the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque of Qutbuddin Aibak and the Qutb Minar. Also to be found in the complex are the Tomb of Iltutmish, the Alai Minar, Alai Darwaza and what is believed to be the Tomb of…

Humayun’s Tomb – Delhi, India

This mausoleum for the Emperor Humayun is the first mature example of Mughal architecture on the sub-continent. It represented a leap in Mughal architecture, and together with it’s Charbagh garden, typical of Persian gardens but never before seen in India, it set a precedent for subsequent Mughal architecture. This then reached it’s zenith with the…

21st October, 2018

So it’s been almost 2 months since I decided to create this blog. The main reason being my love the different types of architecture found in the cathedrals and churches in this country and beyond. Secondly, I’ve built up a wealth of material from my recent time spent working in the south west of England….

The Cathedral Church of the Redemption – New Delhi, India

This church is located east of Parliament House and Rashtrapati Bhavan. It is also sometimes known as the Viceroy Church. It derives it’s name from Palladio’s church, Il Redentore in Venice. The Cathedral Church of the Redemption is a part of the Delhi diocese of the Church of North India. The church traces it’s origins…

St. Dunstan-in-the-West, London

This Anglican church is situated in Farringdon Without, City of London. The church was first founded between 988 and 1070. It is one of two churches, at opposite ends of the City, dedicated to this saint. St. Dunstan was a Saxon Abbot of Glastonbury and Archbishop of Canterbury. The medieval church survived the Great Fire…

St. Clement Danes, London

This Anglican church is situated in the City of Westminster outside the Royal Courts of Justice on the Strand. It was founded in the 9th century by Danish settlers who being of a seafaring nation, dedicated the church to St. Clement, patron saint of mariners. Although the Great Fire of 1666 did not reach the…