Walking to Rome: London Six

One last day in London, chasing persecution and martyrdom on the London Martyr’s Way from Tower Hill  to St. Eltheldreda’s Church. Around the Gilt of Cain’s granite columns proclaiming the abolition of the slave trade.  Through Postman's Park and George Frederic Watts's Memorial to Heroic Self-Sacrifice: George Lee Fireman At A Fire In Clerkenwell Carried... Continue Reading →

Walking to Rome: London Four

A little lost in Newington But found on Roupell Street. Our circuitous way to Tate Modern and Nan Goldin and Ed Ruscha and lunch overlooking the Thames. To dinner with Neil, a Covent Garden night walk and back to Blackheath with Neil.       

Walking to Rome: London Two

To Albertopolis: and the Royal Albert Hall; and the Royal College of Music; and the Royal College of Organists; and the Albert Hall Mansions; and the Albert Memorial. To South Kensington Mews,  and through the Hole in the Wall. To Harrod’s, and oysters and beer. To Hamley’s and Regent Street (where Gail’ s mom once... Continue Reading →

Walking to Rome: London One

London, Where our pilgrimage began 26 days ago. St Martin-in-the-Fields, Luminous music. National Gallery, Guilded art. Trafalgar Square, Changing world. Down Street Tube Station, Abandoned history. Globe Theatre, Midsummer Night’s Dream. The Thames, Mid fall night’s dream.      

Walking to Rome: Via Francigena Day 15

Péronne. A lovely town richly endowed with post-war Art Deco architecture. And, set within the walls of the town’s 13 C. castle, is the modern Historial of the Great War, designed by architect Henri-Edouard Ciriani.  Thankfully, our walking day to nearby Trefcon would be a short one, leaving us the morning to explore this museum... Continue Reading →

Walking to Rome: Via Francigena Day 14

Bapaume Beaulencourt British Commonwealth Cemetery Thilloy Road Commonwealth Cemetery Manchester Commonwealth Cemetery Église Saint-Pierre, Villers au Flos Église catholique Notre-Dame de Rocquigny, architect Jean-Louis Sourdeau, 1929-32 Necropole Nationale, Moislains Église Paroissiale, Moislains, architect Louis Faille, 1928-32 Canal du Nord Australian Remembrance Trail of the Battle of Mont-Saint-Quentin Péronne      

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