St. Andrew’s Church – Bengaluru, India

St. Andrew’s Church comes from a Presbyterian background. Initially known as St. Andrew’s Kirk, it was part of the Church of Scotland until 1959. In that year it bacame a part of the Karnataka Central Diocese of the Church of South India. The church was designed in the Gothic style by R.C. Dobbs and Major…

Cathedral of the Sacred Heart – New Delhi, India

This cathedral is one of the oldest church buildings in New Delhi. It is a Roman Catholic cathedral belonging to the Latin Rite and is the mother church of the Archdiocese of Delhi. The church was designed by the British architect, Henry Medd who was also responsible for the Cathedral Church of the Redemption. The…

Safdarjung’s Tomb – Delhi, India

This tomb was built in 1754 in the late Mughal Empire style for the Nawab Safdarjung. The mausoleum was constructed in marble and sandstone. Safdarjung, who was the Nawab of Oudh was made prime minister of the Mughal Empire when Ahmed Shah Bahadur ascended the throne in 1748. The tomb was the last of the…

23rd Feb – 3rd March, 2019

I spent a week back in India on vacation. It was lovely to be back again and also to get away from the UK winter! I spent my first three nights back in Delhi before travelling down to Bengaluru for four nights. I enjoyed exploring a bit more of Delhi as this was just my…

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…