Friday, 3 June 2016

Favourite Buildings

Continuing with some of my favourite pictures from the past five years of blogging. I hope that normal service will be resumed soon, until then here are some of the buildings we've visited.


St John's College, Cambridge


Church of Our Lady And The English Martyrs, Cambridge

Restored dovecote at Foxton

Half-timbered houses:
Lavenham, Suffolk


Castle Rising, Norfolk

Old pubs:

The Green Dragon at Wymondham

Ely Cathedral

Medieval Barns

The Great Tithe Barn at Widdington, Essex

Stately Homes:
Hatfield House


Hinxton Mill, Cambridgeshire

Artists' Studios:
Tess Recordon's studio, Grantchester


 Wisbech museum

Thatched cottages:

Cottages in Grantchester

and for something completely different:

Cambridge University's more modern side.

Take care.


  1. Hi John - wonderful photos ... the only ones I've seen were the Lavenham half-timbered houses ... but I definitely would like to visit all of them - love the Great Tithe Barn and the Wisbech Museum .. but all the others too ... cheers Hilary

  2. What a nice collection of photos you have John! I like the half-timbered houses especially the one that is leaning. I wonder what it is like to be in it.

  3. I just discovered your blog. I followed a link from Jack's blog "Naples and Hartford in Season". I like your photos And I will be back for more.

  4. Que maravilha de fotografias, gostei.
    Um abraço e bom fim de semana.

  5. Such a great variety of fine images. I especially liked the one of the leaning, half-timbered houses. Thanks.

  6. Such beauty and variety! Love the photos.

  7. My friend actually got his grades to go to St Johns, unlike me who missed mine to get into St Catharine's

  8. What a lovely part of the world you live in, John.

  9. I especially love your photos of castles and churches. Another nice collection!

  10. Lavenham and Castle Rising - two of my favourite places John But the rest of the photos make we want to go there too.

  11. Great images here. Those half timbered leaning buildings amaze me that they are still standing. The thatched roofs are incredible works of art. There was one such roof in our neighborhood when I lived in Carmel, CA, and a fella was almost constantly working on it. It was a normal sight to see him up there, working away.

  12. Those were definitely worth a second look.

  13. You've taken so many wonderful photos over the years. Thanks for sharing them, and re-sharing them.

  14. What wonderful archirwcture you've captured! I like that crooked house!

  15. Thank you John for sharing such a marvellous series of differing architectural styles. Love your work!

  16. I had to refresh my visiting here and was reading all the latest posts. Wow 600 postings! It is great to see some of the blasts from the past postings, I think some of our first postings we worked the hardest on and no one saw them. Congrats on so many postings. I really enjoy the castles over the years and buildings. I also admire your commentary on each photo.

  17. I can see why these are favorites. They are some amazing places!

  18. Amazing places and amazing photography! A super post John.

    I would love that dovecote in my garden!

  19. Mom and Dad were married in the Church of the English Martyrs. I have not yet made it there, except to drive by with Les. Ely I loved, the town and the cathedral. A special place. I can see I will need yet another trip to England, after the one this September, to see the south of the country and to visit that pub!

  20. All are pretty but I like the church's best.


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