Have you seen the little grave of Carlton Terrace? Carlton Terrace is the site of a long-demolished home of George IV – it was his playboy mansion before he decided to plump for the much larger Buckingham Place (then House), as it was more suitable for his legendary parties and entertaining. When it was demolished, […]Read More A True Companion
Right, dear reader, prepare yourself for a beast of a post (pun most certainly intended). For some people, losing a pet can be as devastating as losing a human member of the family. Londoners lacking gardens could lay their beloved animals to rest in Hyde Park’s pet cemetery or Ilford Animal Cemetery. In the gardens of Marlborough House […]Read More Do Animals Mourn Us?
I was at the Victoria and Albert Museum recently to see the small section of funerary monuments and an exhibition on the works of the Georgian architect, William Kent. Before viewing, Steve and I wanted a spot of lunch so went out into the beautifully landscaped central square for a coffee and some pastries. It […]Read More One Man and his Dog(s): Stamps, Museums and Steam