Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Gallo Roman Baths Chassenon. France - Dreamin of France

 
Sorry to have been away so long and
thank you for all you fabulous comments,
great to know I still have readers. 
 
It is now 5 months since my visit to
Diane and Nigel in France. (unbelievable!!)
 
 Work, family
and computer problems have taken up
a lot of my time.
 
I have not finished with blogging , just taking my time.
This is not always a good idea as  you lose readers.
 
I hope you are still out there.
 
If you are in this area and would like
a very interesting trip out , I would
highly recommend it. 
 
 
 
 





 
After visiting the baths you can take a walk on around the paths which are numbered.
 
 
So much to see!!



Cassinomagus was an ancient Gallo-Roman town and you can visit one of the best preserved baths in Roman Gaul. It  was only recently that the 2000 year old archaeological remains were discovered near the sleepy little village of Chassenon.







The baths  are amongst the best in the Western Roman Empire making Cassinomagus a major Roman archaeological site in France but also of European importance.









 








I haven't given you all the history obviously, so much to learn.
Found this interesting site putting the history into a
 
 













 
 
There are also gardens to walk around , with unusual plants and
Inventions from the past.
 
 
 
 
 

 
A great place to visit if you are in this area
 
BUT
 
Unfortunately it is now not open to the public until Spring 2015.
 
Info on this link
 
Hope you are still interested , sorry if I have been so out of touch!!
 
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Wednesday, 24 September 2014

St Michael , Cornhill , London - Medieval Parish church


Is a beautiful church
and was an unexpected find

in the

City of London

 and
not far from

Leadenhall Market


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St Michael, Cornhill, is a medieval parish church in the City of London with pre-Norman Conquest parochial foundation. The medieval structure was lost in the Great Fire of London, and replaced by the present building, traditionally attributed to Sir Christopher Wren. The upper parts of the tower are by Nicholas Hawksmoor. The church was embellished by Sir George Gilbert Scott and Herbert Williams in the nineteenth century.


Love the Blue door


Which carries on the theme of Blues
within the church.




Fantastic organ , with an unusual shape.









I am sure you will agree with me.
 
Simplicity and beauty can be found together.
 
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Saturday, 20 September 2014

UPDATED - Want to see something new in London ? Follow me.

Back in July , I took a day off to
go and see my friend Jennifer.
 
We both like seeing new areas and walking ,
which is great .
 
I wanted to try
 
 
new Pasta bar in
 
 
 
 
 
 
Leadenhall Market

(for full history please click on link above) 
 
and Jennifer was up for it too.
(It was super)
 
 
An Amazing entrance ,,
 
 
 


 In the richly decorated space

of Leadenhall market

 Cerith Wyn Evans’

 neon ‘mirror-text’
plays with the meanings of language

This is part of Sculpture in the City 2014 along with
Richard Wentworth and the hanging books.
 
 
 
 
dates back to the 14th century and is situated in what was the centre of Roman London. Originally a meat, poultry and game market, it now features a variety of vendors as well as commercial shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs
 
 

 
Such a beautifully designed market with very ornate details.


The ornate roof structure, painted green, maroon and cream, and cobbled floors of the current structure, designed in 1881 by Sir Horace Jones (who was also the architect of Billingsgate and Smithfield Markets), make Leadenhall Market a tourist attraction.







 
We also came across this very bizarre display of books , thinking there might
be a bookshop near by , but nothing , so we have no idea why this is here,
but it is a cool display and funky!!

I NOW know why this is here!!

All part of  ART OUTDOORS and the Royal Academy

and Sculpture in the City 2014


 Richard Wentworth’s

False Ceiling

inspired by the combinations
of high and low culture found at flea market stalls.


Richard's WORK  is very bizarre and one persons understanding of Art
 is another persons thought  of "What is THAT"
 

 
As this market is in the city
 
 
it is very popular for all the business people of London with pubs and restaurants
to suit all.
 
 
I am sure we all have time for lunch and a drink here .



I am sure some of you will venture here if you come to London.
 
I am glad that we ventured there.
 
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