Friday, 21 February 2014

Lewes Cottages, Holy Trinity and 1513

"Lewes Cottages" :- These beautiful little white cottages are just off Cliffe High Street and next to the famous Harveys Brewery (Founded in 1790) in Lewes, Sussex, England. I wish I could tell you a little more about them but I have to own up and say that I know nothing at all about them. One can only speculate that the cottages were at some point connected to the brewery in some way. Maybe they were the houses of the brewers or part of the Brewery estate.

"Holy Trinity" :- This is a street view of the Catedrala Ortodoxa Sfanta Treime situated in the city of Arad in Romania. We'd stopped in the city to grab a bite to eat and to stretch our legs after driving for a day or so through several European countries. Naturally I took my camera along for the ride and thought I'd explore the city a little before jumping back into the driving seat and moving on. This wonderful looking structure and place of worship is very new. Most Cathedrals are centuries old and took 100's of years to build but the Catedrala Ortodoxa Sfanta Treime had its cornerstone laid in 1991 and was consecrated (by Patriarch Daniel) on December 6, 2008. The interior is still n the process of being completed as half of it is plain grey concrete whilst the other half is ornate and full of glistening gilt and gold and brightly painted walls.

"1513" :- The Black Horse (Ye Olde Black Horse) is not only the oldest public house but also the oldest entire building in the village of Rottingdean on the Sussex coast of England. It's been serving beer to locals since 1513 AD and is still keeping the inhabitants of the village well lubricated. It's original name was (apparently) the "Black Hole" and also had a blacksmith forge within its interior. There is a part of the pub known as "The Snug" and underneath that a tunnel used to link with others that allowed Rottingdean's smugglers to bring their good inland without detection. During the 1700's The Black Horse will almost certainly have been a meeting place for smugglers.

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