Dun Carloway – 3

A path leads up the hillside, giving views of the broch and the surrounding countryside. The side facing you is built above steep rock, and most of it remains as originally designed. As you round the broch to the entrance, on the north side, you are presented with a different picture. From here you canContinue reading “Dun Carloway – 3”

Titanic Belfast – 2

The interior of the eight-storey building provides 130,000 square feet of space. Its centrepiece is a series of interpretive galleries exploring aspects of the building, design, sinking and legacy of Titanic. On the top floor of the museum is Belfast’s largest conference and reception space, the Titanic Suite, a banqueting facility capable of seating 750Continue reading “Titanic Belfast – 2”

Titanic Belfast – 1

The iconic Titanic Belfast building is located on Queen’s Island, used for many years by the shipbuilders Harland and Wolff, who built huge slipways and graving docks to accommodate the simultaneous construction of the ships Olympic and Titanic. The decline of shipbuilding in Belfast left much of the area derelict. Most of the disused structuresContinue reading “Titanic Belfast – 1”

Conwy

Conwy in North Wales is stunningly situated by any standards. On one side lies the estuary of the Conwy river while the other 3 sides are protected by 13th century town walls, over three-quarters of a mile long and guarded by no less than 22 towers, considered to be some of the finest protecting wallsContinue reading “Conwy”

Places not on Google Maps – London – Part 2

  St Martin’s in the Concrete London’s newest church and the one with the most honest name according to the vicar, the Rev Jim Probert. Built in 1972 near Blackfriars, the church has no stained glass and is deliberately plain as it’s designed for people who just want to pay a quick visit during theirContinue reading “Places not on Google Maps – London – Part 2”