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Hele Road, Torquay
fionaskene wrote on 13-05-2013 “It is the old cemetery that is worth a visitthere are two graves worthy of note, the first is the Singer Mausoleum. Considering Isaac Singerhad 22 children and died worth several billion, it is a modest tomb. (see my photo)The second is that of Skene Craig - one of theFounders of...” more...
1 rue de la Légion d'Honneur, 75007 Paris
+33 1 40 49 48 14
fionaskene wrote on 05-03-2013 “My favourite Museum in Parisbeautifully curated,not overly expensivebut do go at 10 when it opens : too many people!I like the cafe too which is in the clock tower (see mypicture) What most people dont know is that when it was a station, it housed all the prisoners rescued from nazi...” more...
High Street, Totnes, Devon
Fulham Road, Earl's Court, London SW10 9UG
020 7352 1201
fionaskene wrote on 27-07-2011 “A lovely cemetery. Most Parisienne ... I followed the hearse with black plumed horses from Chelsea Arts Club to bury Henrietta here. She nearly married my ex but I pipped her to it.She was painted by Bacon & Freud, & her last lover,artist Maggi Hambling. A real character in Soho in the 50's...” more...
Castle Road, Parish House, Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO11 1TH
Deans Park Chapter House Street, York, North Yorkshire YO1 7JA
St Giles High Street, London WC2H 8LG
020 7240 2532
fionaskene wrote on 09-06-2011 “This wonderful church stands behind Centrepoint, & on the site of a leper hospital, built by Queen Mathilda in 1101 - 1st female ruler of England - & became a chapel in 1547, & later still,the church as we know it, in 1734.It hosts all kinds of gatherings (today it was Russians celebrating...” more...
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2RL
020 7942 2000
fionaskene wrote on 15-06-2011 “One of my favourite museums in London. Lovely new mediaeval section.Original designed by a multiplicity of architects inc Fowke who was appointed to design the Natural History Museum next door,but died before he could do so. I love to meet friends here & then walk to Chelsea Arts Club for lunch...” more...
Soho Square, Soho, London W1D 3QF
fionaskene wrote on 06-06-2011 “The Square nearest to my home & closest to my heart; there is a bench I had put here in memory of a friend. He's in good company with fellow folk singer,Kirsty MacColl (1959 - 2000) Kirsty was tragically killed in a boating accident "One day I'll be waiting there,No empty bench in Soho Square ...” more...
20 Deans Yard, Westminster, London SW1P 3PA
020 7654 4889
fionaskene wrote on 06-05-2011 “Wonderful - not just for Royal Weddings (see the ariel interior photos of that) or for funerals - but for Poets' Corner & the tombs of William Blake & other of our greatest : Chaucer,Cromwell,Darwin & many kings too) Plus the marvellous free Services there where you can enjoy great music &...” more...
Cleveland Street,Fitzrovia, London
fionaskene wrote on 16-05-2011 “In the shadow of the Telecom Tower & the subject of a recent furore in Fitzrovia : Given Grade II listed status. - ministerhttp://ow.ly/4dZsm #in #fitzrovia dividing the residents between those who wanted it pulled down & those who wanted it preserved as an important part of history. I...” more...
Great ST. Helens, London EC3A 6AT
020 7283 2231
fionaskene wrote on 05-05-2011 “A very special church in the shadow of the gherkin with wonderful brasses & tombs like this one : Sir John Spencer & his wife - 1609 - he was a very rich merchant & Lord Mayor of London. What is unusual is the colouring - of course we forget, all rood screens & tombs were highly coloured in...” more...
King Edward Street, London EC4M 7LS
St. Paul's Churchyard, St Paul's Churchyard, London EC4M 8AE
020 7246 8348
fionaskene wrote on 11-12-2011 “A fantastical place : so grand! It is too big for me - except when the choir are singing & then I'm in Heaven... This is the site of the tomb of Frederick,Lord Leighton one of the grandest of the Pre Raphaelite painters & grand is his enormous tomb too (Update 2011) Outside is tent city.” more...
57 Dean Street, London W1D 5BF
020 7437 5006
fionaskene wrote on 22-05-2011 “The graveyard & garden:- Of all the most astonishing graves to find,. I think this one beats them all : a grave of a King in a simple churchyard Grave of Theodore, King of Corsica 1756 After leaving King's Bench Prison for insolvency,he was forced to register his Kingdom for the use of his...” more...
20 Avenue Rachel, 75018 Paris
fionaskene wrote on 05-05-2011 “A gorgeous place,esp in Spring/Summer; I was so lucky on my first visit to catch this engraver at work on a stone who was happy for me to photograph him at work. Outside the cemetery in the streets are lots of memorials to the fallen, at the hands of the Gestapo, during the Occupation.” more...
84 Rue Claude Monet, 27620 Giverny
+33 2 32 51 28 21
fionaskene wrote on 22-05-2011 “And when you have been overwhelmed by the beauty of Monet's house & garden, take a walk through the village to the cemetery where you will find this strong headstone to the grave of Monet. Best time to go is in the autumn - there are fewer tourists & the leaves are full of colour. ...” more...
15 Boulevard de Ménilmontant, Père Lachaise, 75020 Paris
+33 1 55 25 82 10
fionaskene wrote on 06-05-2011 “My first visit to this gorgeously surreal place was with an artist, who took me straight to the grave of Oscar Wilde & produced a key with which he attempted to open the mausoleum door! This amazing sculpture by Epstein, is a wonderful tribute to the great man of letters. In recent days it...” more...
18 Wimborne Road, Bournemouth BH2 6NT
The Village, St. Austell,Cornwall,, Marazion, Cornwall TR17 0EF
fionaskene wrote on 05-05-2011 “This is the most beautiful miniature castle in the world,in my view. The rooms are exquisite, the views stupendous, the sense of glorious isolation when the tide is in & you are cut off from the mainland by sea- with few tourists it is possible to imagine yourself a chatelaine of an imaginary ...” more...
fionaskene wrote on 09-06-2011 “I just love this quiet grave of Sartre & de Beauvoir honouring two of the most important writers in the french language & their particular & special love relationship. As a complete contrast, see the grave of Charles Baudelaire or the Pigeon Family mausoleum pictured. Having said all that,in...” more...
Redcross Way, Southwark, London SE1 1YJ
fionaskene wrote on 04-05-2011 “A grim place & yet an important reminder of all the poor women enslaved to act as prostitutes while the church of the day made profit & then threw them into common burial tips when they were too sick & dying to be of any further use to them” more...
City Road, Islington, London EC1Y 1BD
020 7374 4127
fionaskene wrote on 05-06-2011 “A lovely place to walk through & contains the grave of John Bunyon 1688, the author of the Pilgrims Progress. There is also the gravestone of William Blake & his wife, nearby, but Blake's body was later removed & interred in Poet's Corner,Westminster Abbey” more...
Pentonville Road, Islington, London N1 9PE
fionaskene wrote on 04-05-2011 “Joseph Grimaldi (1778-1837) A sweet park in Islington,north London where you can find the eponymous grave of the greatest comic genius. According to a plaque on his grave, 'he was adored by all and could fill a theatre anywhere' & says " a great artist & a great man.' The grave is located...” more...
Swains Lane, Highgate, London N6 6PJ
020 8340 1834
fionaskene wrote on 19-08-2011 “A wonderful place to visit. A cool place on a hot summer day, & a spectacular place in the snow. There is so much to see. The East & West sides hold a very different feel to each other & so you will need at least a day each to appreciate both. In the West you have the graves of Thomas...” more...
Heathcote Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H 8HZ
fionaskene wrote on 11-12-2011 “Lovely garden hidden away in Bloomsbury.Gardens were known as "open air sitting rooms for the poor" in the 19th century.Virginia Woolf talks about her walks among the graves here in her novels This garden contains the grave, of Anna Cromwell, the 6th & "favourite daughter" of Oliver Cromwell,...” more...
Dylan's Walk, Carmarthen, Wales SA33 4SD
fionaskene wrote on 05-06-2011 “My dear friend,Aeronwy's ashes are buried here, in the garden of the home she writes about so poignantly in "My Father's Places" - Constable 2009 This estuary is one of the most peaceful places on the Planet. To make the perfect visit,stay at Castle House (reviewed elsewhere) which is superb...” more...
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