360-degree panoramic image of Red Canyon Utah

360-degree panoramic image of Red Canyon Utah

St. Peter’s Church Virtual Tour, Monkwearmouth, Sunderland

St Peter’s Church, Monwearmouth, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom

St Peter’s Church is the parish church of Monkwearmouth in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England. It is one of three churches that make up the Parish of Monkwearmouth; the others being All Saints Church and St Andrew’s Church, Roker. 

Home of the Venerable Bede in the 7th century AD, and part of the Anglo-Saxon Wearmouth-Jarrow monastery.

Northumbrian Saints

Many Northumbrian saints are connected with St. Peter’s Church along with the Venerable Bede, namely St. Hild, Abbess of Whitby, whom Bede describes as having entered convent life “on land to the north of the Wear”, and the abbots of the twin monastery: St. Benedict Biscop, the patron saint of Sunderland, St. Ceolfrid, St. Eosterwine, St. Hwaetbehrt and St. Sigfrid, and St. Lawrence, to whom a chapel was dedicated at St. Peter’s in the time of the abbots.

In what had been a promontory clifftop overlooking the north of the harbour and estuary of the River Wear, 60 hides of land were given by King Ecgfrith for Benedict Biscop to found the monastery of St. Peter in the name of the Archbishop Theodore of Canterbury in 673 AD. This was the beginning of a new project a movement to bring learning, culture and the Christian religion to the north of Saxon Britain.

This was the monastery on whose lands the Venerable Bede was born and it was here at Wearmouth that at the age of 7 he entered the schooling of the monastery. This was the time in the dark middle ages known as the Golden Age of Northumbria, when monastic communities spread from Ireland to Iona to Lindisfarne: from Rome via Canterbury to here.

 

The western wall and the porch and lower tower visible today date from the foundation and still stand as part of the St.Peter’s church where the Christians worship as in earliest times.

360° Google photosphere of Rinjani Lodge, Lombok, indonesia

360° Google photosphere of Rinjani Lodge, Lombok, indonesia

Rinjani Lodge in Senaru is a restaurant and hotel accommodation located on the borders of the Rinjani National Park in North Lombok.

With stunning panoramic views of Mount Rinjani and across the lush rice paddies of the volcanic foothills down to the ocean, Rinjani Lodge is the perfect place to stay to relax, unwind and explore the beautiful North Lombok region.

Website: http://www.rinjanilodge.com

360° Google photosphere of Cullen Bay – Darwin

Cullen Bay, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

Beautiful location, yet no swimming due to crocodiles!

360° Google photosphere of Civic Square Darwin

Civic Square Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

Darwin Festival time!

360° Google Panorama of Cologne, Cathedral, Central Station

360° Google Panorama of Cologne, Cathedral, Central Station

This is a shot taken in front of the central station in cologne facing the cologne cathedral.