One of my favourite streets ! I start most of my days by having coffee here, end it by getting the train at the bottom of the road. Cockburn street is one of the most useful and entrepreneurial streets in the city.
Because of this, it’s very fitting that I am now starting my tours from this street as well! From the start of June I will be offering tours of the old and new towns for the whole summer! You will receive complimentary coffee @the_wall_edinburgh before being taken on a walking tour of my favourite instagrammable places. Throughout the trip I will be documenting your whole experience via photography.
If you are interested then head over to my new page @edinburghtours_ and send me a message. ...
New Cathedral, Salamanca, Spain 🇪🇸 The Salamanca Cathedral was built between 1513 and 1733. This cathedral is not just beautiful it is unique.
If you look closely at the details, you’ll find an astronaut amongst the vines and a dragon eating ice cream!
This astronaut has certainly caused some waves across our many social networking sites. Who was this person from the Middle Ages who dreamed of an astronaut!? Is it the work of a time traveller!? Let me burst your bubble, the astronaut and the interesting ice eating dragon are indeed 1992 additions.
During restoration, quarry man Jeronimo Garcia was given permission to add these fascinating elements in. Why not confuse future archeologists?
The architecture of this cathedral is Gothic as well as baroque.
The other cathedral in Salamanca is the Old Cathedral dates back to the 12th century. ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️
Photograph: @salamancart ...
Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France 🇫🇷 Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris is a very interesting place. Inside sharing its 8 and a half centuries of history, here are a few astonishing ‘Did You Knows’ !Did You Know! -The Notre Dame Cathedral’s Rose Window is one of the largest in the world! And its beautiful -This cathedral is one of the first to be constructed in the Gothic style -The Crown of Thorns, worn by Jesus Christ is kept in the Notre Dame Treasury. You can view and worship the Crown on the first Friday of every month. -They took almost 300 years to build it!
If you want to know the history of Notre Dame, comment ‘Oui’ below so I can DM the link. If you want to read it like right now, the link is in my bio….
Photograph: @ad_visuals ...
Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, Brno, Czech Republic 🇨🇿 (This is a throwback from the past 😅 I had posted this one before...) This cathedral is an incredible landmark in the city of Brno. This cathedral is known for its architecture.
What catches your attention are the stunning 84 meter high towers.
These Gothic Revival architecture is the brainchild of architect August Kirstein. He constructed these towers in 1904–5.
From the inside, the Cathedral Of Saints Peter and Paul is decked up in a stunning baroque style.
The original church dates from the 14th century and has an interesting story to tell.
Apparently the church bells here ring at 11am instead of at noon. The legend says that the Swedes troops had promised to invade Brno before midday of 15th of August. Due to the lack of mechanical watches on everyone’s wrists, the citizens cunningly chimed the bells at 11am. The Swedes went back defeated and Brno was saved! ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️
Photograph: @depox 81 ...
Worcester Cathedral, Worcester, England 🏴 Have you heard about King John? He was also called John Lackland since his father had no land to offer him. King John also famously ‘gave’ his nobles the Magna Carta. This King John is laid to rest here.
The construction of the present day cathedral began in 1084 and took 5 years to complete.
In 1202, fire damaged some parts of the Cathedral.
By this time as well as in the Middle Ages, the Cathedral was of prime importance. Many a monarch came here.
When Henry VII’s son and heir died, he was buried here.
The Cathedral again suffered some damage when Henry VIII dissolved the monasteries. His daughter, Elizabeth I visited Worcester later. That’s some excitement for Tudor fans.
Even though Worcester Cathedral may not be as famous as Westminster Abbey with the royals, this cathedral continues to be a source of awe.
It’s gothic architecture and the details are stunning. From the fan vaulting to the front facade, it’s a spectacular specimen of Gothic architecture.
Have you been to Worcester Cathedral?
Photograph: @medievaltravels ...