Category Archives: Town Houses

The Four Seasons + Gdańsk

This Evanescent World Grey mist to lavender twilight. Advertisements

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Gdańsk + River Motlawa

Time to Reflect This is what Sunday evenings are all about. Sunset on the river.

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St Aubin Jersey Town + Harbour

All Saints The Bailiwick of Jersey, in the Gulf of St Malo, is divided into 12 parishes which all border the sea. They are named after their historic parish church dedications: St Brélade | St Clément | St Grouville | … Continue reading

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Hôtel Meurice Calais + Charles-Augustin Meurice

The Last Word Say again? More than a mere port, it’s a tale of two towns: Calais-Nord is a manmade island surrounded by canals and basins. St Pierre hugs the island to the south and southeast. Between Notre Dame Church … Continue reading

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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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Richelieu Park Calais + Lavender’s Blue

Get Into the Grove Marilynne Robinson once more: “We have looked into Melvillean nurseries, and glimpsed the births of stars that came into being many millions of years ago, an odd privilege of our relation to space and time.” The … Continue reading

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Lath House King’s Lynn + Henry Bell

For Whom the Bell Tolls “There are 13 Grade I listed buildings in King’s Lynn,” explains local historian and former Mayor of West Norfolk, Dr Paul Richards. “There are 300 altogether including 52 Grade II*.” A member of the latter … Continue reading

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Sir John Soane’s Museum + Emily Allchurch

Collage of the Titans After organising a hugely successful and academically driven Irish Georgian Society London work-in-progress tour of Pitzhanger Manor, Sir John Soane’s country home (due to reopen to the public next year), an invitation to breakfast at his … Continue reading

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Clarance Hotel Lille + Lavender’s Blue

Unique Boutique Ok, it’s a feeble excuse. But since Lavender’s Blue have once again been asked to sit on the Nominations Committee of the World Boutique Hotel Awards, we simply had to hop on Eurostar Business Premier to five star … Continue reading

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Lille + The Doors

A Tale of a Lot of Cities Clifton | Colónia del Sacramento | Birr | Edinburgh | Lille | Lisbon | Paris | Rotterdam. Around the world in 80 doors. Only 72 to go.

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