Walking with the dead in Krakow
(4 minute read) Adam Brocklehurst finds the elegant city as disturbing as the nearby death camp and asks himself why.
The bricks of prejudice: a temple to health and inequality in Edwardian England
(6 minute read) Adam Brocklehurst takes a trip to the baths to discover what makes a building great.
A history of cold stones and warm breath
(5 minute read) Adam Brocklehurst finds ecclesiastical magnificence on a main road in Manchester.
Portraits of beauty and corruption: the danse macabre of the Countess of Castiglione
(3 minute read) Adam Brocklehurst comes face to face with the disfiguring power of time.
The poor philanthropist
(3 minute read) Adam Brocklehurst discovers a man who sought to stay poor to give to the poor.
The reluctant pilgrim
(4 minute read) Adam Brocklehurst goes kicking and screaming to the shrine of a saint who dared to challenge the political establishment of his time.
The likeness of Agnes Bamber
(5 minute read) A discovery in a charity shop in Manchester, Northern England, leads Adam Brocklehurst to reflect on relationships across social divides.
Alone in Jerusalem
(5 minute read) Adam Brocklehurst finds himself curious about, annoyed, but ultimately captivated by the Holy City.
A masterpiece or mishap? A church which reignites the debate over 60s architecture
(5 minute read) Adam Brocklehurst visits a Manchester church and discovers a powerful monument to God and modernity.
A tale of two Canalettos
(4 minute read) Adam Brocklehurst reveals the tricks of one of Europe’s great painters and the genius of his lesser-known nephew.