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All Saints, Margaret Street

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The architectural style of English churches went through a radical transformation throughout the latter half of the 19th century. This transformation can be understood as being part of a much broader cultural change. Most importantly, there was a change in the Church of England, of which churches were seen as emblematic. Continue reading

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From church to bookstore in 500 years

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Broerenkerk church has stood in Zwolle, a mid-sized city in the north of the Netherlands, since 1466. Shuttered in 1982, Broerenkerk, now called “Waanders in de Broeren,” has reopened its doors to the community as a bright, airy and exquisitely lovely bookstore. Continue reading

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A New York City Hidden Gem

At the corner of Hudson and Grove Streets in New York’s Greenwich Village, just steps from where Jane Jacobs lived, a brick wall goes unnoticed beside the neighbourhood’s Federal style brownstones. With the crush of traffic on Hudson 24/7, it’s hard to imagine the scene that sits on the other side. Continue reading

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