Author Archives: Louise Jayne

About Louise Jayne

Book loving geek who enjoys travelling and taking photos of her adventures.

The Provincial Grand Lodge of Nottinghamshire

I’ve previously written about the Freemasons Grand Lodge on Goldsmith Street, Nottingham however I recently attended an organ recital inside and was able to take some photos of one of the halls and of the small museum as well.

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The Supreme Court, London

Whenever I travel anywhere I always take photos of buildings and statues that catch my eye without necessarily realising what their significance is at the time. This was the case with the Supreme Court building, where I started taking photos of the beautiful friezes around the outside before realising quite where I was.

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Nottingham Architecture – Part Four

Another post about Nottingham architecture. The first building is The Boat Inn.

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Lloyd’s Bank, Law Courts Branch

As the name suggests this particular branch of Lloyd’s Bank is on Fleet Street, opposite the Royal Courts of Justice. It caught my eye as I was taking photos of the courts because of the sumptuously designed entrance way, so I took a detour to explore the building further.

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St Swithun’s Church, Worcester

Whilst visiting a friend in Worcester we came across the open door of St Swithun’s Church. Not always open to the public we decided to have an explore of what is a Grade I listed Anglican Church, one of the earliest Georgian churches in England.

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The Punch Tavern, Fleet Street

The Punch Tavern is a Grade II listed pub on Fleet Street that caught my eye as I was passing because of the impressive sign outside.

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Christchurch Greyfriars Church Garden

Not far from St Paul’s Cathedral is Christchurch Greyfriars Church Garden. It is the impressive ruins of one of Christopher Wren’s churches that was heavily damaged in the Blitz on 29 December 1940.

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St Paul’s Church, Covent Garden

St Paul’s Church in Covent Garden, not to be confused with the Cathedral, was designed by Inigo Jones in 1651 and is also known as The Actor’s Church because of its history with the theatre community. Completed in 1633 it was the first new church to be built since the Reformation.

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St Martin-in-the-Fields Church, London

St Martin-in-the-Fields stands at the north east corner of Trafalgar Square and as such is a building I’ve passed by plenty of times but never had the time to pop in until this last visit when I deliberately added it to my places to see. There’s been a church on the site since at least 1222 but the current building dates from 1722-1726.

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St Bride’s Church, London

St Bride’s is one of the oldest churches in London, dating back over 2,000 years. The current building was designed by Christopher Wren in 1627. It’s probably most famous for its spire, said to have inspired a baker to make what is now the traditional tiered wedding cake.

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