Charles Dickens: "For however fanciful and fantastic the Isola Bella may be, and is, it still is beautiful."
I like to write ...
about life, Christian faith, the Bible, politics, the world in which we live, and in which there is no sacred / secular divide
I like to preach ...
having retired from active local church ministry, I no
longer have a sermon podcast.
But any sermons I'm privileged to give from time
to time will appear here
and I like exploring (when I can)
especially when it puts me in touch with the past, more especially my past
more below ...
The Lippizaner stud farm at Piber in west Styria, Austria. Founded in the sixteenth century by Archduke Karl von Habsburg. Vienna’s famous Spanish Riding School features Lipizzaner stallions, who are born and bred here.
Isola Bella in the middle of Lago (lake) Maggiore in northern Italy. An Italian style baroque garden beside a palace housing an impressive baroque art collection.
One of many majestic images on the ceiling of St Isaac's Cathedral, St Petersburg, Russia. The fourth largest house of Christian worship in the world. Likely attended by my elusive Russian noble ancestors.