Vox populi, Waltham Abbey: So who cares if Greece leaves the Eurofuckingvision Song Contest? The Essex ~travellers were out in force with two-year-olds and what I’d call light gigs.
Baldie Pevsner slagged off the C19th renovation of the abbey church, but it’s actually wonderful. The mural in the Lady Chapel reminded me of the SW Provençal stuff, and the German chamber organ was a delight.
But for your buns and tea, and views of the Post Office Tower and of the four blocks in Ponder’s End and Ally Pally, and of the City Corporation’s new indigenous plantation in Epping Forest (with the odd buzzard), head to St Thomas’ in Upshire.
- Angelo Saxon
Someone taking Pope Greg (non angli sed angeli) seriously? Nope, just the fashionable new spelling,
- Holy smoke
Why a power station on the edge of Badalona is the most important religious building in Barcelona
- German multinationals
In May I posted a Dutch translation (1, 2) of an article by Vic prof, Manuel Llanas, describing the influence of
- I’m still convinced my “Yes” bet’s going to come off
But by a few thousand votes, rather than the 5-10% I expected last week. Most people will blame it on tears
- Nineteenth century Welsh family history
Fortunately I am fluent in Welsh and can divulge to you exactly what is going on here. Thomas and Simon are