These shoes were displayed in a glass case alongside a Bishop’s lace under-gown in the museum of Ciutadella Cathedral. They are made of silk and are hand-embroidered. He seems to have had small feet. I found more up-to-date footwear in an independent shop in the Yorkshire village of Hebden Bridge: I wonder if the owner of this well-used walking boot ever came back to Borrowdale … Continue reading The Bishop’s Best Shoes and other Footwear.
The Dragon Gate. This magnificent wrought-iron gate designed by Antoni Gaudi was his first commission for Count Güell. Continue reading A Dragon at the Gate.