Posts Tagged ‘St James’

Church bell tower converted into penthouse

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

The bell tower of an old church on Adelaide Road in the Wellington suburb of Newtown has been converted into a luxurious penthouse. The former St James Presbyterian church near the Wellington Hospital has been completely rebuilt to accommodate five new apartments. The 176 square-metre penthouse, the last apartment in the development to be sold, has retained Read more

Soul searching and commerce on the Camino de Santiago

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Not long ago, only a few people would make the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Now, over 200,000 people a year spend several gruelling weeks along the route. Traditionalists turn up their noses at the crowds, but the rewards are still vast. In the Middle Ages, pilgrimages were neither a quest for meaning, Read more