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British Museum courtyard

The impressive modern building in the covered courtyard of the British Museum. Visit to exhibition on the Ming Dynasty, December 2014.

Japanese garden at Biddulph Grange

Japanese garden at Biddulph Grange Gardens, Staffordshire, April 2015.

Tram at Crich Tramway Museum

Sheffield's last tram at Crich Tranway Museum.

UK trips 2015

In the Christmas holidays 2014, we visited the 'Ming: 50 years that changed China' exhibition at the British Museum - fascinating after our trip to Beijing in 2014, where we saw so many buildings associated with the Yongle emperor (1402 - 1424).

In the winter months, we visited several of the local National Trust properties: Little Moreton Hall, Dunham Massey, Quarry Bank Mill, Biddulph Grange Gardens.

We spent the first May bank holiday in and around Glasgow, visiting several of the buildings and interiors designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife. While the exteriors are quite stark, they are practical solutions to support the beautiful interiors.

Sutton Hoo helmet

Replica of the Anglo-Saxon helmet from the Sutton Hoo ship burial, British Museum.

Martin at Loch Lomond

Martin beside Loch Lomond, with the snowy cap of Ben Lomond in the background, May 2015.

Dining room in House for an Art Lover

Dining room in House for an Art Lover, Glasgow, built 1989 - 1996 to the original design of Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

Hill House, Helensburgh

Hill House, Helensburgh, designed and built 1902 - 1904 by Charles Rennie Mackintosh for Walter Blackie (National Trust for Scotland).

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