Category: Over My Head- looking up at architectural detailing


We had a stimulating walk around Brighton with friends Dave and Jen,recently, and I took the chance to capture some interesting shop, house and other frontages..enjoy.

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St. Albans Cathedral

St. Albans Cathedral

It’s been a while since I featured some interesting architectural detailing, but I was blown away by what I saw ‘over my head’ in Bruges, so feast your eyes…(I’ve thrown in a few other shots of this wonderful town).

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My previous post from Chester gave some pictures of the various architectural gems in this fine City. Here are a few taken in and around the cathedral – not such good quality as all I had to hand was my phone camera.

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IMG_8394You may remember my recent visit to Canterbury and the wealth of architectural detailing I found ‘over my head’. Well, visiting Chester at the weekend gave another opportunity to crane my neck and seek out some wonderful ornamentation and other building features in this largely late Victorian/ Edwardian ‘Mock Tudor’ set piece City Centre. Here are a few pictures to capture the spirit of the place. I’ll do a separate post with those I took in and around the cathedral.

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To conclude my photo board of my sunny trip to Canterbury here is a selection of shots of architecural detailing and other views looking up in various spots around the city….

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My first ‘Over My Head’ post was of architectural detailing in Canterbury High Street. The second features pictures in and around Canterbury Cathedral also taken last week, as before looking up.

Some of the newly – cleaned outside of the cathedral was looking rich and creamy gold, probably how it must have looked a thousand years ago. And the interior was as awe inspiring as you might expect for this most important of Anglican religious centres.

I find it interesting that so much trouble and effort (as well as skill) was put into making buildings and objects look great in places you wouldn’t normally expect to look, well at least casually that is. Maybe in days gone by people had their heads in the clouds more…..

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We had a weekend in Kent and Essex last week. Sunday was the sunniest day so far in this gloomy UK winter, and we spent the day in Canterbury and Whitstable. I loved Canterbury with its eclectic mix of old buildings including the famous Cathedral, of course. I was particularly struck by the interesting architectural detailing above and so this is the first of three photo sets capturing some of the world ‘over my head’ in this lovely city. First a few images from the High Street…

I’ll be covering ‘over my head’ in the Cathedral in  my next photo post on this lovely day trip.

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