Saturday, June 28, 2008

All Souls, Langham Place, London

All Souls Church Spire
Originally uploaded by shiner.clay
Well this is an unusual view of the "BBC's church" and Regent Street. I just had to blog this. The tower and spire I think look more impressive and carefully detailed from this vantage point.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Churches in the Landscape #2

Llandecwyn Church overlooking Tremadog Bay
Andrew Dunn's flickr entry says "Llandecwyn church stands high in the hills above the the River Dwyryd and Penrhyndeudraeth. It has commanding views over the valley and often sees impressive sunsets across Tremadog Bay.

Parts of the church are medieval and in the 19th century it was a Wesleyan chapel serving the local community. These days Llandecwyn itself is little more than a cluster of houses, a hamlet in the hills, and the church is largely dissused with no regular services."

Here is another picture where the church is incidental, a fact which it now seems to actually be!

Churches in the Landscape #1

Sajama and Church
Originally uploaded by Alexander Yates
This view shows the vulvano Sajama and a church. which church I don't know, and I don't much care either, as I am unlikely to ever visit it. However the rugged landscape and architecture go together to make a really stunning picture. Oh, by the way this is in Bolivia, South America.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Mystery Church - Epping Way?

Originally uploaded by Captain Spoons
Spotted this very unusual church on flickr. The photographer does not recall where the church is and suggests that it is near Epping Forest. Does anyone else recognise it?

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Dol de Bretagne, Cathédrale Saint-Samson

Cathédrale Saint-Samson
Originally uploaded by ylebiann
Spotted this picture on flickr by ylebiann of one of my favourite French cathedrals at Dol in Brittany. It is not as well known as many other cathedrals in France, and is unusual in having a "square" east end rather than an apse, which is generally a feature of English churches.
The small city is also a delight.
I combined Dol with a trip to Mont St Michel.