Sarah McLeary

Ceramics and Architecture

Category Archives: architecture

St Peter’s Seminary – Hinterland

In 2014 we went on a trip to see St Peter’s Seminary, the concrete ruin in Cardross. It’s ‘out of bounds’, but well known that you can walk around at … Continue reading

April 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Centre of Ceramic Art

Last week I was in York and visited the newly refurbished Art Gallery, which is also host to the brand new Centre of Ceramic Arts. It is large! You can … Continue reading

August 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Tantallon Castle

We went to Tantallon Castle on Sunday, very much recommended for a sunny and fun day out. The ruins of the castle sit facing the sea, the main part of … Continue reading

April 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Regent Road School, Techbase

I pass this building every day, and today it was looking particularly appealing in the setting sun. The former school occupies a prominent corner site which terminates the view up … Continue reading

January 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

brick and block

Amsterdam, the weekend before the Queen abdicated. Office trip to see the Ijberg area, and the beautiful beautiful brick buildings of the Old Town. Inspirational! I have no idea what … Continue reading

May 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Tour Station

The train station in Tours is magnificent, and a credit to the city. It is a terminating station, and takes advantage of this with a large glass facade and entrance … Continue reading

October 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

L’Orbiere – Helice de Terrestre

View larger here When we were in France we saw a very small entry in our guidebook for L’Helice de Terrestre, which looked from the description to be a fascinating … Continue reading

October 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

stained glass for all occasions

When we visited Tour Cathedral in the Loire Valley, I tried to get some photographs of the incredible stained glass. The nave is lined with individual chapels for many saints … Continue reading

September 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

laugh like a drain

Last time I was in France I wrote a post about the common roof details you see on the renaissance Chateaux, here. It was – as you’d imagine – completely … Continue reading

September 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

the floors of France

Last week Ferd and I were on holiday in the beautiful Loire Valley, and visited the Ch√Ęteau de Chenonceau. In addition to being very interesting historically, I was struck by … Continue reading

September 17, 2012 · 2 Comments