Month: January 2019

Working and Sleeping at Gladstone Library

I walk under wooden beams and in between timeworn bookshelves. The scent of book dust is everywhere, and the sound of creaking erupts from the floorboards at every step. It’s nearly 10pm at Gladstone Library, and the doors to the Theology Room are about to be locked. Tiptoeing down a refurbished spiral staircase, I pen Read More

Tea-Stained Photo Journal: The Calm of the Forest

A variety of different shades of green blur past the car window. The tarmac is a shock to the eye next to the soft, tenebrous colours of dirt. Hundreds of trees stand tall- it’s all you can see for miles. Kieran and I have driven past this otherworldly dimension of nature several times before on Read More

3 of the Strangest Tourist Attractions in Exeter, UK

Exeter: a hub of dusted-off antiquity, well-nurtured religion and the home to quickly developing eateries. With seven National Trust sites and a handful of action-packed festivals (which range from food to gardens and anything in between), this underrated city in the south-west of Britain has a wealth of tourist attractions pulling people from all over Read More

Tea-Stained Photo Journal: Cliff Faces and Rock Groynes

The fresh, steady breathing of the sea scraping on pebbles. The scent of salt and unbedded seaweed. Running your hand over eroded handrails and dusty cliff edges. It’s a cold winter day as I walk down the cracked promenade of Sidmouth, a small coastal town in Devon. I’m only here for a weekend to visit Read More

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