Girafferacing's Architecture Posts

I felt the need for some quality photography time today so I ventured out in the pouring rain to St Mary’s Church at Chickney. I’ve visited this redundant…

After we’d finished at the Cathedral today we walked over the road to Lincoln Castle. Today the largest remaining elements of the castle’s original are the…

Our first destination for our short holiday in Lincolnshire was Lincoln Cathedral this morning. Naturally, they’d heard we were coming and covered much of the…

With an afternoon off today I did some research for another church to add to the Essex churches project I began just before lockdown began in March. My chosen…

It seems a lifetime since my last trip into London, on 28th February. Today a small group of us from the camera club caught returned to the capital for a spot…

I don’t know what it is about Essex churches, but they all seem to be dedicated to St Mary. During a jaunt in the car this afternoon we stopped in Manuden and…

Five months after we last saw each, I met up with my friend Erica at Stowe yesterday. The gardens seemed a good spot to meet – roughly halfway between our homes…

My weekly visit to Audley End started under leaden skies this morning. I’d already decided to go digital today, using just one prime lens and the rain persuaded…

I crossed the border into Suffolk today, in search of interesting churches to photograph. The ones in Essex have remained almost entirely closed since the…

Some people enjoy pub-crawls, where they visit several of their local hostelries in turn. That’s not really my thing, but I’m not averse to the architectural…

We’ve got into the habit of going somewhere on a Sunday for a spot of exploring and today’s destination was the village of Felsted. It’s a colourful place, with…

One of the biggest frustrations of the last few months has been the inability to photograph interesting architecture. I love exploring the way light falls…

I don’t quite know what it is about architectural photography that pushes the right buttons for me, but the recent lockdown has made me realise how much I’ve…

While the National Trust place I work at hasn’t yet reopened, some of the other countryside properties near here have begun to welcome visitors again. Having…

I’m always fascinated by historic graffiti. It seems the need for humans to show where they’ve been long predates street artists with spray cans. While taking…

The last two and a half months are the longest period I’ve continuously spent at home in entire my working life. I rarely get to travel abroad, but I’ve enjoyed…

Our Sunday jaunt in the car took us to two villages with very similar names. Hatfield Broad Oak is a true chocolate box English village – lots of quirky old…

After two months of walking in and around Elsenham we took a short drive in the car for our morning stroll. Our destination was Littlebury, a pretty village on…

Now we’re allowed to drive to destinations in order to get our daily exercise I decided it was time to venture beyond our village for the first time in two…

I pedalled out of the village on my bicycle again today, this time heading towards Ugley. I decided to explore a narrow lane that was new to me - a dead end I’d…
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