Russian Hill’s name comes from the discovery of a cemetery containing the remains of Russian sailors or trappers in 1850. This hilltop warren of parks and rare pre-earthquake architecture make this one of San Francisco’s loveliest areas to explore. Continue reading Mr Bell’s San Francisco: Discovering Russian Hill
Its just gone 6am, the sun is shining and I’m already out and about in the beautiful city of Vancouver. As it’s such a lovely day I decide to head down to the waterfront and take a slow walk along to Stanley Park. Continue reading Mr Bell In Vancouver: A Waterfront Walk
In London there are four Inns of Court which together serve as the headquarters for the branch of the legal profession known as barristers. These wigged and black gowned advocates have had a virtual monopoly on the rights of audience in the English courts since medieval times, and anyone wishing to become a barrister at law must be affiliated to one of the Inns. The four Inns are Inner and Middle Temple, Lincoln’s Inn and Grey’s Inn. Once qualified the student is called to the “bar”, which was originally a railing that enclosed the judge in the courtroom. Continue reading Mr Bell At The Inns of Court London Part 1: Inner And Middle Temple
Bedford Park in Chiswick west London was the world’s first garden suburb when it was built, work started in 1875 and Richard Norman Shaw, the leading architect of his day, was commissioned to design the new houses. Shaw’s house design, in the Queen Anne style, proved extremely successful and the development flourished. Continue reading Mr Bell At The Bedford Park Open Gardens
Windsor Castle is the oldest inhabited castle in Europe. Dominating the town from which it takes its name the castle itself has been the scene of many hauntings but on the walk I’m following, I’m looking at hauntings around the town rather than at the castle.
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