Mature London plane trees provide a canopy for Leicester Square, in the heart of the English capital. Its history provides memories of the heights and depths of achievement and even excess.
Amsterdam is one of Europe's most mysterious cities. It is a great city to enjoy whether you are visiting for a weekend or moving there for a year.
Once known as Avenue Adolphe, this important thoroughfare in Luxembourg City has been known since 1925 (with a break in World War Two) as Avenue de la Liberté; these names reflect historical developments in the Grand Duchy.
Bulgaria will surely fascinate history lovers and people who want to see an authentic culture and nature. The country is even more attractive now when some of the most popular tourist destinations in the world simply closed their borders for international tourists.
Noted for extensive catacombs, St. Patrick's Church, facing Soho Square Gardens, London, England, dates from 1893, the work of John Kelly. It is noted for a number of interesting features, including its unusual, elongated shape and its conspicuous tower. It has a strong musical tradition.
Inaugurated in 1950, the reservoir area known in German — the local, official language — as the Wesertalsperre is a focus for healthy, outdoor activities; it also may be said to recall obliquely the institutional fluidities of contemporaneous developments in Belgium.
With an imposing frontage and a small octagonal tower, the French Protestant Church in London overlooks Soho Square. Executed in terracotta to the design of Sir Aston Webb (1849-1930), the building was completed in 1893. The congregation itself dates from 1550, founded under the reign of Edward VI.
The grounds of Kasteel Eijsden in Limburg, The Netherlands, contain mature landscaping and make for peaceful scenes close to the Maas and Voer rivers, while these rivers have some tumultuous, historical associations.
In Soho Square, London, England, its market cross centrepiece is a heritage building dating from 1926, in Tudor Revival style.
At Robinson College, Cambridge, on Bin Brook, Thorneycreek is an Arts and Crafts building dating from 1895. The College grounds give a strong sense of tranquility and seclusion.
How to get Italian citizenship jure sanguinis (by descent), through naturalization, and through marriage. Discover the benefits of having Italian Dual Citizenship and what an Italian passport benefit you.
Designed by Aston Webb and completed in 1910, the imposing Admiralty Arch, close to London's Trafalgar Square, The Mall and Whitehall, was once the official residence of First Sea Lord The Earl Mountbatten.
The domed Église Saint-Vincent at Liège, Belgium dates from 1930, the work of architect Robert Toussaint. It variously exhibits Neo-Byzantine, Art Deco and Modernist styles. Its proximity to the Meuse River makes it a memorable footfall in the consciousness of visitors to the city.
Calm as a millpond — seemingly sometimes — but the rough weather off the port of Calais, France is a constant down the centuries.
One of the University of Brighton's main buildings is Mithras House, overlooking Lewes Road, Brighton, East Sussex, England. The structure dates from 1939. The University was chartered in 1992, but its origins lie in a School of Art founded in 1858 at the Royal Pavilion.
Audus-le-Tiche, in eastern France, exhibits lush transformations at a former industrial site.
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Vera Kholodnaya who was born in Odessa, was the first silent movie star of Russia. While visiting Odessa I saw her statue. This life size boronze statue was elegant and somehow sad. I wanted to know more about the artist so I read and read...
The story of John Chiesly AKA 'Johnny One-Arm'. An infamous figure in Edinburgh folklore before, during and long after his death.
One of the most famous ghost stories from the Old Town of Edinburgh from one of the city's most haunted places.
Pompeii - a beautiful ancient city with its thermal baths, temples remind us of a fascinating daily life Romans lived.
During a three city, one week trip to the amazing Andalusia region of Southern Spain in January, I was charmed by the aura and charm of Cordoba, a compact history rich city easy to explore as a day trip or overnight stay. It brings back wonderful memories that I am glad I can share.
In England's London Borough of Southwark is London South Bank University, a now mature seat of learning with its origins in the 19th century; a short travelling distance from its site at Elephant and Castle are various cultural and architectural visitor attractions.
Dating from 1914, the Church of St. John the Divine is a building executed in Neo-Gothic style, now located within the London Borough of Merton, but at its construction it was in a rural setting.
The former St. Andrew's Hall, Reading is reputed to have been the first university residence dedicated to women students in England outside London. Executed in red brick, its history is associated with various distinguished personalities.
Luso-American Author, C. De Melo, describes how life in Italy has changed during the COVID19 Quarantine.
Almost everyone wishes to go on a Europe trip at least once in their lifetime. But here, instead of talking about the top-rated destinations, I've described some of the less-known and underrated places in Europe. What is your dream European destination?
Discover the old romantic legend of High Provence known as La Mort D’imbert. The ancient story is retold from a medieval excerpt in the “Athenaeum of Forcalquier” written by Eugène Plauchud, a pharmacist and poet (1831 – 1909) who lived and studied in the Ville de Forcalquier.
The second most populous city in Spain and the capital city of Catalonia, Barcelona is one of the world-famous tourist attractions with its unique culture, language and traditions. There are various places to visit in Barcelona with over 8 million visitors attracted by Barcelona every year.
Come with me on a trip round The Lake District of north-west England! See magnificent scenery, beautiful lakes from traditional small steamers and flora and fauna to delight in. Famous writers and poets have drawn inspiration from this area of mountains and lakes and so can you!
Fastnet Rock earned its nickname, Ireland's Teardrop, because it was the last Irish landfall that millions of emigrants to North America would ever see. Fastnet's Irish name Carraig Aonair meaning lone rock is apt for this tiny islet surrounded by the treacherous waters of the North Atlantic.
Dresden, just the name makes many people think of Christmas markets, Christmas baking and the Erz Mountains. And one reason why the Dresden Christmas Market is so popular is probably because it takes place against a picturesque backdrop in the middle of the Old Town.
Georgia is a perfect summer destination for all kinds of people. This country will welcome you with all its best features.