Churches of Riga

The church of St James in Riga, Latvia, is the seat of the city’s Roman Catholic archbishopric. It occupies an important position opposite Latvia’s Parliament. The first reference to St.James’s Church was in 1226. The first few centuries of its history were uneventful as it served as a local church. Then, after the Reformation theContinue reading “Churches of Riga”

Churches of Tallinn

Tallinn is the capital of Estonia, one of the three Baltic countries that achieved independence from the former Soviet Union in the early 1990s. Tallinn has many houses of prayer, including a Roman Catholic Church, within its old town walls. The spires of some of these churches dominate the skyline. The old town is aContinue reading “Churches of Tallinn”

London Churches

St Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abbey aren’t the only sights in London for people interested in churches and cathedrals. Visitors to the main sights in London should always be aware that there is a historical church close by. These smaller churches aren’t as famous as St Paul’s Cathedral or Westminster Abbey, but you won’t haveContinue reading “London Churches”

Quito in colour: illuminated churches in the festival of light – in pictures

The festival of light in Ecuador’s capital took place during the UN’s Habitat III conference this week, illuminating historic buildings in Quito’s centre

10 tiny churches around the UK

Dixe Wills set off on a pilgrimage round Britain in search of diminutive places of worship. Here he picks 10 of the most unusual, from a chapel built by prisoners of war in the Orkneys to a plywood labour of love in a Norfolk garden

Sveti Jovan at Kaneo, Ohrid.

     The prettiest church in Ohrid can be found by the lake and dates from the 13th Century. The church of Sveti Jovan at Kaneo sits on a promontory above Lake Ohrid, from where you can see most of the lake and a lot of the lakeshore. In one direction there are boats, restaurants,Continue reading “Sveti Jovan at Kaneo, Ohrid.”

The buildings of architect Oscar Niemayer in photos

The buildings of the Brazilian architect Oscar Niemayer in pictures: http://www.theguardian.com/travel/gallery/2014/jun/12/bend-it-like-niemeyer-10-of-the-best-buildings-in-brazil

Georgetown, Great Exuma, Bahamas

Georgetown is the largest settlement on the Exumas with about 1,000 inhabitants supplemented by yacht owners and diving companies. The town takes about 15 minutes to walk around and the most interesting features are St Andrews Episcopalian church and the Victoria Pond, which is connected to the ocean by a narrow channel. There are someContinue reading “Georgetown, Great Exuma, Bahamas”

Falmouth in Trelawny Parish, Jamaica

Falmouth is the capital of Trelawny parish to the east of Montego Bay. Trelawny is the parish where champion sprinter Usain Bolt was born. Recently Falmouth’s stock has risen because Royal Caribbean have built a brand new cruise ship facility by the town. Visitors will find a small town with some charming churches and buildingsContinue reading “Falmouth in Trelawny Parish, Jamaica”

Free attractions in London

Free things to do in London, UK http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2012/jul/23/50-free-things-to-do-london