Some new features and other matters

empty chairAn empty chair to begin with – a tiny gesture of support for Liu Xiaobo, a remarkably courageous man whose enforced absence from the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony last week was marked in this way.

Now to more parochial matters which should be of at least local interest – a couple of new Herefordshire features. First, in the January issue of The World of Interiors, a piece on the wonderful Gothick interior of Shobdon Church, written by Sophie Barling.

Shobdon Church, Herefordshire

Shobdon Church, Herefordshire

One of the great pleasures of photographing churches is the opportunity to explore the frequently eccentric furnishings of the vestry or sacristy. Shobdon was no exception.

Shobdon Church, Herefordshire

Shobdon - the vestry

The other local story is in the January issue of Country Living, where I take a look at the latest work of Marc & Tia Swan, whose converted granary now blazes with colour.

The Granary

It’s available to rent – full details at the Crooked House website.

Finally, should you be looking for a suitable Christmas present for the sailor in your life, whether practising, retired or simply the armchair version, consider giving a subscription to the Marine Quarterly. A brand-new venture by the author Sam Llewellyn, packed with stories to amuse and alarm.

    • jane hill
    • December 13th, 2010

    i love the look of the granary

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