This is the plaque that Fergus Whelan posted on the stair tower at the Church on Mary Street (a religious building now operated as a bar and restaurant). The plaque honors Francis Hutcheson, “Father of the Scottish Enlightenment,” whose ideas made their way into the US Declaration of Independence.
The plaque’s coverings catch refections of the buildings across the intersection, at the west end of Henry Street. Here you see Primark’s world headquarters (the lovely red brick building with the patina-ed copper dome) to the right of Francis’ likeness.
The view of two churches as we headed to Freemason Abbey (it’s the one to the left, across the intersection).
One of favorite Sunday morning haunts is Freemason Abbey, which occupies an old church building in Norfolk’s historic Freemason District. Dave and I headed there for brunch the day after I returned. I was still on Irish time and we arrived just as the doors were opening.
Hope you can soak up a bit of the ambiance from the photos I snapped….
It was warm and cozy inside, despite the rain outside.
The Abbey is decorated beautifully for Christmas.
Dave headed in to grab a table.
Informational plaque at the Freemason Abbey.
Yum! They have a gluten-free menu.
Dave’s view of Shannon playing with panorama features on her iPhone.