Charminar , the four towered structure standing at the intersection of the four main streets of the city, like the Eiffel Tower of Paris , the Statue of Liberty in New York, or West Minister Abbey in London ..
His background is not simply the abbey School of Dunfermline (where he is reputed to have been a schoolmaster), but the surrounding Scottish countryside and community to which he belonged. His wisdom – and his poems are very wise about life – evidently came from his having lived long and profoundly as a member of that whole Scottish community.
British Soldier, in Westminster abbey
My wife had an uncle who could never walk down the nave of his abbey without wondering whether it would take spin.
The school was nothing but reminiscence — of an Italian hill town, a French abbey, an English academy, the different sources improbably but convincingly melded into a fantasy about the classic sites of Europe as imagined by exiles from cold peripheral lands, nostalgia about somebody else's past.Edmund White
Our little drawing Room commands a view unequalled in Europe — from Westminster abbey to Gravesend — the dome of St Paul's in the Air — realizes Michael Angelo's Idea on seeing that of the Pantheon — 'I will build such a thing in the Sky.'john constable
The abbey always reminds me of that old toast, 'Above lofty timbers, the walls around are bare, echoing to our laughter, as though the dead were there.'garrett fort
His background is not simply the abbey School of Dunfermline (where he is reputed to have been a schoolmaster), but the surrounding Scottish countryside and community to which he belonged. His wisdom – and his poems are very wise about life – evidently came from his having lived long and profoundly as a member of that whole Scottish community.Robert Henryson
Before this time to-morrow I shall have gained a peerage, or Westminster abbey.horatio nelson
Mael, a scion of a royal family of Cambria, was sent in his ninth year to the abbey of Yvern so that he might there study both sacred and profane learning . At the age of fourteen he renounced his patrimony and took a vow to serve the Lord. His time was divided, according to the rule , between the singing of hymns , the study of grammar, and the meditation of eternal truths .anatole france
In the firm expectation that when London shall be a habitation of bitterns, when St. Paul and Westminster abbey shall stand shapeless and nameless ruins in the midst of an unpeopled marsh, when the piers of Waterloo Bridge shall become the nuclei of islets of reeds and osiers, and cost the jagged shadows of their broken arches on the solitary stream, some Transatlantic commentator will be weighing in the scales of some new and now unimagined system of criticism the respective merits of the Bells and the Fudges and their historians.Percy Bysshe Shelley
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