Category Archives: Architecture

Samarès Manor Jersey + Seigneur Vincent Obbard

Entertainment Value These houses were built for entertaining. Samarès Manor is the only historic estate open to the public in Jersey. To that end, there’s plenty of entertainment to be had! You can tour the house; eat, drink and be … Continue reading

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The Garthwaite Family + Matfield House Kent

The House Where Time Doesn’t Stand Still Kent is pleasant in spring. Well, yes it is, but it’s jolly pleasant in summer too. Especially past the commuter belt, heading for the Weald. Even more especially when it’s one of the … Continue reading

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Notre Dame Church Calais + Gérard Lardeur

Epiphanic Moments “Take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea” On a glorious summer’s day, we’re smitten by the charm of Calais and its most passionately historic monument. Eight centuries of art and … Continue reading

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Calais Grand Theatre + Gustave Malgras Delmas

Gilead’s Calling | The Innate Ordinariness of a Saturday Morning “This is an interesting planet. It deserves all the attention you can give it.” Marilynne Robinson The Grand Theatre, like the Town Hall, was built to belatedly celebrate the 1885 … Continue reading

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Calais + The Doors

Ferry Tales Calais, full of surprises and more openings than a Bond Street gallery. Brassy, sassy and just a little bit classy.

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Calais Lighthouse + Lavender’s Blue

This Matrix of Being In the words of American essayist Marilynne Robinson, “There is something irreducibly thrilling about the universe.”

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Calais + Lavender’s Blue

There’s More to Life Calais. It’s having a fashion moment. Official. Nice, no, niche, yes. Mid 20th century architecture is so early 21st century happening. Wherever there’s glamour there’s Lavender’s Blue.

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Calais + Rue Paul Bert

Callooh Callay  We’re on our way!

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Dublin + The Doors

Fanlights Sidelights Streetlights Highlights Best in world.

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Harrington Hall + Harcourt Street Dublin

No.70 Named after Lord Simon Harcourt, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland from 1772 to 1776, Harcourt Street is precisely what one expects of Georgian Dublin. A sheer cliff face of dark red brick penetrated by a grid of rectangular apertures. Doorcases … Continue reading

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