We also liked some of the details inside St Michael’s Church in St Albans. The wooden pulpit above dates from late 16th or early 17th century and has all mod cons, including an hour glass to ensure the sermon doesn’t go on for too long.
There is also a 17th century monument to the statesman/scientist Francis Bacon. He is supposedly relaxing, but looks amusingly like he is sleeping through the sermon.
As well as the other buildings in St Albans that we featured earlier this month, we also liked this rather picturesque church. It is St Michael’s and is considered to be the most significant Anglo-Saxon building in England. It mostly dates from the 10th and 11th centuries, with later additions and restoration in the 19th century.
This group of building site cranes caught our attention as we we were walking around the Barracks Street jetty precinct beside the Swan River in Perth.
As we continued our walk, the sun was setting, so we saw the cranes from a variety of perspectives and in different lighting.
Who would have guessed that boring old cranes could be so photogenic?
Perth has been known as the City of Light ever since 1962, when the astronaut John Glenn orbited over Perth and saw the city lights below.
A cynic might say that the title is a bit of an exaggeration, but on a walk through Elizabeth Quay earlier this week we stopped to admire the lights, which actually look quite impressive as they reflect off the water. Of course, most of those buildings weren’t there back in 1962.
As well as the light sculptures that we featured yesterday, the heritage buildings around Brookfield Place in St Georges Terrace in Perth are also lit up/illuminated after dark.
It it’s all part of the Brookfield Winter Lights Festival, which runs through to 29 July.
We were in central Perth yesterday evening and went to see the Brookfield Winter Lights Festival at Brookfield Place in St Georges Terrace.
These striking artworks were inside the shopping complex.
Today is the birthday of Alexandre Dumas, the French author who wrote The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers. He was born on 24 July 1802.
He is honoured in Paris, with a street and a Metro station named after him.