Every month I go to Smith Square in Westminster two or three times for meetings. Today on my walk back from there to Westminster tube I took these few pictures to show how beautiful it was today and how glorious the buildings are.
The Palace of Westminster, Lords end. Taken from Victoria Tower Gardens:
From the gardens again, looking across Millbank, down Dean Stanley Street, to Smith Square:
Across the gardens, across the Thames (which is behind that wall) to the Palace of Lambeth (I think it’s the old building to the very right of the picture!) official residence of the Most Rev Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, senior bishop in the Church of England and symbolic head of the worldwide Anglican Communion. (I am C of E, though not a regular church goer, but I know some people who read the blog are and would find this interesting.)
From Millbank across to Westminster Abbey, site of so many famous events, with the Jewel Tower, the oldest part of the Palace of Westminster, dating from 1365, in the left foreground; the Abbey is the white building with a flag behind that; the church to the right is St Margaret’s, which I think is Westminster’s parish church.
And finally a view of the Houses of Parliament!
Last week, fellow bloggers were interested in some building photos I posted, so I took a few pictures of my visit to Dillington House in South Somerset today for a meeting. These aren’t exhaustive, just pictures I had a chance to take. You can see the whole building at http://www.dillington.com.
This post isn’t about knitting, I just wanted to share with you some beautiful buildings where I live because I took photos of them today!
I work opposite the oldest church in my town. It is where St Aldhelm reputedly founded Frome, and it’s a medieval site massively reworked by the Victorians. I’ve occasionally posted pictures from my office window which shows St Johns and the surrounding buildings. I’m very fond of the church as its where I got married and I regularly volunteer there at the Christmas card shop that runs from October to December. As I was walking down Church Steps today, I was struck by how beautiful one of the unused approaches to the church is and I took some photos. I’ve often thought it would make a great location for a knitwear shoot… One day!
This was my route into town, Church Steps:
The side of the church – I think this must be the north side:
I’m fascinated by the statues & carving. Anyone know what this is called?
From the gate at the bottom:
Then on my way back to work I took a picture of the building I work in, an 18th century listed building (the cream one):
I’m standing at the top of Church Steps. I sit next to the top window, second from the left, but the entrance to our office is the right hand door.
And then I took this picture from my office steps:
I love this town.