Ford Green Hall. Outside

Ford Green Hall

Ford Green Hall is a lovely farmhouse dating back to the 17th century in Stoke-on-Trent. More details are available on their website. I’ve enjoyed my visit a lot. There were a few volunteers and they were so friendly and they answered all our questions. I would gladly visit Ford Green Hall again. Ford Green Hall […]

Wedgwood Museum

Wedgwood Museum and Tea Rooms

I wanted to go to Wedgwood Museum and tea rooms for a while, and earlier this month I finally went there. We’ve planned to go to a restaurant that day, so we’ve only ordered cream tea at Wedgwood. See more on worldofwedgwood. The Tea Conservatory looks lovely decorated. As we went to Wedgwood during the […]

Hall i’th’ Wood Museum

Hall i’th’ Wood Museum

Hall i’th’ Wood Museum is a gorgeous Tudor house with a lovely history, managed by boltonlams. I went to see a tour on Heritage Open Days. That meant that we got a very rare chance to view the attic, where is believed that Samuel Crompton hid the spinning mule in late 1700s, during the outbreak […]

Jeremiah Horrocks Observatory

Jeremiah Horrocks Observatory

Jeremiah Horrocks Observatory. It’s named after Jeremiah Horrocks, the Lancashire astronomer who correctly predicted the transit of Venus in 1639. See details on Preston and District Astronomical Society’s website, padas. On the day we visited the observatory it was raining. But, even so, the park looks beautiful. I’ve shared a couple of pictures at the […]

St Anthony’s Church. Inside the church

St Anthony’s Church

This week Heritage Open Days starts, an annual event. From July I start looking at their website to see what new places I can visit, especially as I follow them on Facebook and I see there many updates. The first thing I’ve visited this year was St Anthony’s Church in Liverpool. That’s the best part […]

Herastrau, Bucharest

Herastrau, Bucharest

With Autumn approaching, I look back when we’ve had a wonderful walk in Herastrau, Bucharest. Herastrau is a large park in the northern part of Bucharest. It got its name from the lake within its boundaries. In December last year, the park was renamed as King Michael I Park, most likely after his death. If […]

Salford Museum

Salford Museum

Last weekend my husband and I went to Salford Museum in Greater Manchester. It is a lovely art gallery with a lovely shop, where I bought a few things, and there is a nice looking tearoom too. We haven’t been to the tearooms as we were heading up to Trafford Centre for lunch. I’m going […]

Waddesdon Manor

Waddesdon Manor

I’ve realized today that I’ve been to Waddesdon Manor at the end of June and only now I’m sharing these pictures. I’ve blogged about Michael Eden’s special exhibition at Waddesdon Manor though, make sure you have a look, his work is gorgeous. Check their website if you want to see more details. The Rothschilds trace […]

Comana Monastery, Bucharest. Entrance

Comana Monastery, near Bucharest

Comana Monastery is only an hour away from Bucharest (or up to two if is heavy traffic). The monastery has an English website, if you fancy a read: manastireacomana. I’m sure you’ve never heard of Comana Monastery before. Also, I’m sure most of you know its founder very well: Vlad the Impaler or, Vlas Tepes […]

Michael Eden at Waddesdon Manor

Michael Eden at Waddesdon Manor

Michael Eden’s Form & Transform collection at Waddesdon Manor is so beautiful I thought it deserves a special post. I will talk about the manor another time. Michael Eden was born in 1955, in Blackburn, Lancashire. He trained as a potter, before completing an MPhil at Royal Collefe of Art. Using 3D modelling and printing, […]