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.
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.
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?
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.
Georgia is a perfect summer destination for all kinds of people. This country will welcome you with all its best features.
Do you want to visit impressive attractions? You’re looking for the most famous shopping miles or enchanting boutiques for the perfect shopping trip? Or you’re interested in fascinating buildings of art and culture? Barcelona is just the place for you.
Crumbles Pond — arguably a small lake — is contained within Princes Park. It has an interesting history.
The Museum of Fine Arts Budapest re-opened at the end of 2018. The highlight is the Romanesque Hall, which was closed for visitors in the last seventy years! There is one of the richest Egyptian collection of Central Europe and the horse and rider sculpture that may be Leonardo Da Vinci’s work.
The Amalfi Coast, with its incredible landscapes, enchanting towns and stunning vistas, are a little piece of paradise on Italy’s scenic coastline. With something for everyone, this amazing coastline will weave its magic, bringing you under its spell time and again.
Near Western Railway Station there is a special place, Radisson Blu Béke Hotel, formerly known as the Hotel Britannia, first opened 105 years ago. Britannia is one of the few hotels that survived the historical storms and could function as a hotel and café since 1913.
Bournemouth is one of the interesting places to visit in Dorset, England. Bournemouth has so much to offer like shops, sandy beaches, a lovely pier full of activities to enjoy, beautiful gardens, loads of hotels and B&B's to stay in, and a variety of bars, cafes and restaurants to eat and drink in.
UK received 31,400-asylum application in year 2014, which are increasing, and this boost in immigration has many adverse impacts on UK. These impacts are visible on all social fabrics of UK, starting from “British Values”.
This historic London property has associations with Francisco de Miranda and Simón Bolívar, personalities deeply linked with the independence movements of Latin American republics. These associations remained relevant to those who engaged in whatever kind of business with Latin America.
The Fisherman's Bastion is a splendid lookout point commanding amazing views over the Danube and Pest.
This is the third of a three-part series of articles describing my Trans Siberian Railway journey between Beijing and Moscow. I will share my experiences of the trip and offer practical advice and information to anyone who may be planning a similar trip on the Trans Siberian / Mongolian Railway.
Parc de Montjuic has in the past been a significant site in Barcelona's struggle for independence and recently, of two important international events. It offers varied attractions including a botanical garden, a castle, a sports complex, several museums and the most exhilarating views of Barcelona.
Nothing has marked the face of Barcelona more than the Art Nouveau Modernist architecture which gripped the minds of many artists and architects at the turn of the century. It was seen as a strong nationalist commitment to reviving the Catalan culture and heritage.
Barcelona's most fun and stylish neighbourhood, El Born has interesting bars and restaurants, unique and artistic stores, engaging museums and galleries and captivating street scenes.
A Guide to Oliva, in the Valencia Region of Spain, a town of many faces but less overtly touristy than other towns further South on the Costa Blanca
Gandia is one of those jewels of the Mediterranean. Relatively unknown to both British tourists and the ex-pat community. This town is really worth discovering.