When we think of witch trials, we tend to think of Salem witch trials first and foremost. Yet in Finnmark, 135 people were accused of witchcraft in the 1600’s. The majarity of these cases took place in Vardø, and Vadsø. Read more
For almost ten years, the worldwide cultural phenomenon that is HBO Game of Thrones has called Northern Ireland and its spectacular landscapes its home. The dramatic coastlines, foreboding mountains and ageless forests have formed the perfect backdrop for the fantasy world of the show. Why not become part of the fantasy and follow me in finding the filming locations used in the series?
Ever since visiting the city of Dubrovnik in Croatia for the filming locations used in The Game of Thrones. I have always wanted to visit Northern Ireland. You could say I’m a Tyrion Lannister, The Red Priestess and The Hound fan. Read more
Beaghmore, Neolithic settlement in Northern Ireland, is considered one of the largest in the country. The Neolithic village has stone circles, cairns, standing stones, stone rows, and a henge. This site is one of the largest and most crucial stone circle complexes in Northern Ireland. Read more
I stumbled on An Dún Mór (Great Fort) at Fairhead, Northern Ireland quite by chance today, whilst out walking. From a distance, the hillfort of An Dún Mór is quite imposing and must have been quite a well-defended fortress. Using the natural landscape to its advantage, it’s spectacularly situated on a basalt volcanic outcrop, with extensive views across the Ballycastle bay area.
St Peter and St Paul church at Church Warsop, Nottinghamshire, has been providing spiritual aid for those who have been involved in farming, limestone quarrying, coal mining, and other industries for about 1,000 years. I happen to drive past this church quite by accident and what a lovely building it is.
This blog was inspired by David McNeil poem about Greek mythology of Narcissus. I wanted to know more about the Greek mythology story and how this is very appropriate to many in today’s society. Read more
The strange dry stone shelter located on the Tissington trail near Parsley Hay, Peak District of Derbyshire with it’s corbelled roof (also referred to as a hidden or false doom), is a traditional building in the Istrain Penninsula of north west Croatia.
Before beginning my research on ancient environmentalists, I wondered who actually invented the term Ecology? As you know I love to research and found out it was in 1866 when German biologist Ernst von Heckel used the term Ecology and wrote it in the book of Generelle Morphologie der Organismen. He applied the term oekologie to the “relation of the animal both to its organic as well as its inorganic environment.” The word comes from the Greek oikos, meaning “household,” “home,” or “place to live.”, as stated in the encyclopaedia Britannica.
David Hockney was born in 1937 in Bradford UK, a multi-talented artist who is unclassifiable and regularly changing style, even technique. “I am an artist who does not fall into any category; the art world never knows where to put me.” Read more