Category Archives: Robert Smythson


The year is 1568. Queen Elizabeth sits on the throne of England. Mary, Queen of Scots, has fled Scotland seeking refuge with her cousin Elizabeth. Instead, she finds herself imprisoned and turned over to the Earl and Countess of Shrewsbury. … Continue reading

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Summer Vacation, part IV

The Cloisters The Cloisters, a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art located within Fort Tryon Park on the northern tip of Manhattan, is a beautiful collection of medieval art and architecture.  The core of the collection was put together … Continue reading

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Longleat – a poem

Longleat If walls could talk The stories they would tell Of rising, falling, Burning and soaring The walls hold scars Of battles fought and tempers lost Pursuing perfection Whatever the cost What hands brought them to life? Who pulled the … Continue reading

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