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Copyright Debbie Smyth, 30 August 2015
Richard Hooker (1554-1600) was an influential Anglican theologian who wrote the Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity (1593), in which he argued that it is through our participation in the life of Christ that we experience forgiveness and salvation.
Born in the village of Heavitree, now a suburb of Exeter, his statue stands in front of Exeter Cathedral and he is due to appear on the Exeter Pound £E20 banknote when it is launched on 1 September.
I never tire of visiting, and photographing, the Forth Rail Bridge.
“Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired”
– Jules Renard
I adore these curvy Istanbul steps. I love the shapes but more than that, I like that they appear relatively unchanged since they were photographed by one of my favourite photographers, Henri Cartier Bresson.
The now famous steps were constructed by Abraham Salomon Camondo in around 1875. They were photographed by Bresson almost 100 years later – to see the stairs through his eyes click here.
Last year, they were looking a bit the worse for wear, with all surrounding walls covered in graffiti. When I returned earlier this year, I was pleased to see that the area had been cleaned up.