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Brighton Royal Pavilion

The Regency and the Gothic Revival architecture

Let me warn you: it might not be easy to follow the architectural styles in this post as we are going to jump back and forth in time, but trust me, it is worth it! After (or rather during) the…

Bath The Paragon

Georgian architecture (1710-1815)

Georgian architecture is a huge topic to cover, introducing Neo-Palladianism, Gothic and Chinoiserie, which I shall explain, however this post will only focus on the Neo-Palladianism style. I have many photos of Georgian buildings, not just because I love this…

Winchester Bollards

Winchester and its bollards

Winchester has a special ambiance. I mean the town Winchester in Hampshire, not the gun. The first time I was there was right before Christmas in 2016 when we went to the Cathedral for carol service. As usual, I fell…

Witney Buttercross

What is a buttercross?

The first time I saw a buttercross was when I watched a Poirot episode, the “Cornish Mystery” where Inspector Japp was munching a cornish pasty under (or in front of) a buttercross. The strange building in the middle of the…

Hampton Court

English Palladianism and Baroque architecture

The next chapter in English architecture is a bit blurred just like the history: Cromwell’s Commonwealth and then the Restoration. I must admit, I had to read the architecture of this period several times to understand it. One of the…

Stone Tiles

What did the English use for building – Part 2

Last time we had a look what materials were used in England for building houses/walls. Let’s have a look now what materials were used for roofs. Slate Slate roofs were used where slate was available, so in Scotland and Cornwall…

Burgh Island

Burgh Island and Art deco

Everybody can mention a place which put a spell on him/her, which had a magical and special ambiance. There is a tiny island in South West England in Devon, which took my heart. If you read my introduction, you can…

Blickling Estate Norfolk

Elizabethan and Jacobean architecture 1550-1603

Elizabethan and Jacobean houses have a very unique ambience, especially grand houses. These buildings are often used for filming – whether for Agatha Christie’s Poirot, Miss Marple or Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, it does not matter. Elizabethan houses are typically…

Dorney Court Front

Tudor architecture

As I am going to represent the different architectural styles you will see that each of them could be called “The English” style which formed England’s or London’s appearance. I start the series with the Tudor architecture and I must…


English bricks

Wherever you go in England you would find houses built of bricks. Some people associate terracotta coloured bricks with the Mediterranean world, but for me, bricks mean the North: there are plenty of brick houses in the Benelux countries, in…

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