I love going to the Oktoberfest in Munich, Bavaria. We try to go each year, husband goes for the beer, I go for the photo taking opportunities, of which there are plenty inside the tents and out. I just loved the look on this poor guys face, those trays are heavy.
A good one for my ‘Occupation Category’ which as been a bit lapsed lately.
Last year we visited The O2 on Greenwich Peninsula, London, which use to be the The Millennium Dome. It was also referred to simply as The Dome, which the original name of a large dome-shaped building, originally used to house the Millennium Experience, a major exhibition celebrating the beginning of the third millennium of the Anno Domini calendar era. We never visited when it was the Millennium Dome, so I was really interested to see what the interior looked like, of course it now houses a very large entertainment centre, but it should still be interesting. Driving into the carpark, I suddenly saw ants on the roof, well they looked like ants, people walking over the top of the dome. Apparently you can pay to walk across the top. The view must be amazing, but not for me, I just took a few photos and wished them luck, as it started to rain and the wind had picked up…….we scurried inside to find our seats.
After posting St Mary’s Church in Rougham and the restoration of the north aisle, I remembered that I had taken some photos of the restoration of St Nicholas’ Chapel, the country’s largest chapel of ease, in King’s Lynn. The building had some conservation and regeneration repairs carried out and was reopened in 2015.
A little information…..The project was developed to save the building from further deterioration. As well as re-roofing of the building to preserve the incredible carved angels beneath it, the restoration work included the installation of solar panels on the roof, and new facilities which has renewed life in the chapel which now hosts a variety of cultural events such as concerts, fairs and exhibitions, as well as a learning programme that opens up the stories of the medieval consistory court and the lives of the King’s Lynn community.
In 2016 we had a long week-end in Lincolnshire, and I’ve come across a few photos of churches that I haven’t posted, so I have a feeling a few Lincolnshire churches will be posted quite soon, before they get too out of date. Unfortunately the church of St Nicholas in Addlethrope was closed, it was late in day. Reading up on the church, I will have to return, as they have an angel roof, also the church is grade 1 listed, and there is plenty to see.
Some info……Dedicated to St. Nicholas, the church is a splendid example of medieval architecture in the Perpendicular style, being built between 1360 and 1420 and Grade 1 listed. The interior retains much of its original woodwork and fittings including the “Angel Roof”.
I came across this group of angel headstones while sorting through church photos and thought how good they looked grouped together. I’m not sure if they are the same family, it is possible they are, as the gravestones seem the same. I found them in St Andrew’s Churchyard in Great Dunham, Suffolk, a church I have yet to post, but I’m working on it.