Visiting the Lanesborough Hotel: Commemorating a Republic of Ireland Town in the Heart of London, England
The Lanesborough Hotel, in Central London, England, commemorates, through the name of a family which was formerly prominent socially, a vibrant town in the Republic of Ireland. It lies a fairly short walking distance from the Embassy of Ireland.
Paris Is Great, but Aren't Many French People Mean?
Many people who go to France, including myself, have experienced what they thought of as derision, haughtiness, or downright meanness, from CDG airport or Orly to the streets of the 8th arrondissement. What's that about? Perspective makes a difference.
THE COTSWOLDS: Broadway
Broadway? We all think musicals, right? Well, let me take you to a very different Broadway, one with an equally absorbing experience and like the Broadway of entertainment will heighten your senses by the singing of birds, the buzzing of bees and the dancing of horses hooves!
Visiting Hallstatt in Austria
An introduction to the scenic mountain town of Hallstatt in the Salzkammergut region of Austria. In this article I offer and overview of my experience of visiting Hallstatt and provide useful tips and advice for any discerning traveller looking to plan a trip of their own.
Vaccination Rules for US, EU Arrivals: New Rules Adopted
People who are fully vaccinated in the US or the European Union will no longer have to isolate themselves when they arrive in the UK from a country with an amber list.
Top 10 Most Expensive Countries in Europe
Some countries in Europe can be quite expensive to live in or to visit. In fact, there are several with costs of living among the highest in the world. But which countries are the most expensive and how do these expenses break down by category in comparison to costs in the U.S.?
The Eiffel Tower: The Magnificent Monument of Paris
The Eiffel Tower is the showcase of Paris. Annually, some seven million visit the Tower. The light shows of the Tower are tantalizing and an inspiration to artists. Built in 1889 for the World's Fair is stands today as the largest monument in all of Paris.
The Island Castle of Mount St. Michael's and the Town of Marazion, Cornwall, UK
The Town of Marazion, Cornwall, the UK with the famous island Castle of Mount St. Michaels and is one of the most visited sites in Cornwall with Mount's Bay offering a variety of watersports and glorious beaches.
10 Best Museums You’ll Want to Visit Paris
Paris is the city of art and culture, there are so many interesting museums, In addition to the big names such as the Louvre and Orsay, there are Rodin Museum, Orangerie Museum, Petit Palais - Fine Arts Museum, Jacquemart-Andre Museum, Musee national Eugene Delacroix, Guimet, and Picasso museum.
Beginners Guide to Paris
Passport to Europe Series - The Essential guide for first time visitors to the City of Light. From accommodations to transportation this straight-forward no-nonsense article will simplify planning for your upcoming Paris adventure.
Arnhem: A European Town Undiscovered
Arnhem is one of Europe's oldest cities but leaves a rich history that is otherwise forgotten as Dutch cities like Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague are more popular. However, Arnhem may be ideal for a smaller and more quiet get away.
Tarnow Poland Travel Guide
Tarnow's (Tarnów) charming Galician atmosphere attracts tourists from all over the world who return again and again to re-experience this center of Polish culture. A unique mixture of buildings, as well as a Medieval street layout, give the Tarnow Old Town its own distinct flavor.
Krakow Piasek and Nowy Swiat Travel Guide 5 Amazing Tips
Krakow Piasek, known as Garbary until the 19th century, is west of the Old Quarter of Krakow. Frequent invasion and a lack of fortifications to prevent them hindered its development in the past. Some settlements with independent jurisdictions existed between Garbary and Wawel.
Visiting Leicester Square, London, England: An Historic Greening of a Hogarthian Locale
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.
5 Reasons that Amsterdam is the Coolest City in Europe
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.
Visiting Avenue De La Liberté, Luxembourg City: A Leading Thoroughfare in the Grand Duchy — What's in a Name?
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.
10+ Bulgarian Places You Should Visit
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.
Visiting An Unusually Shaped, Italianate Church Building, Soho Square, London, England: St. Patrick's, Dating From 1893
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.
Visiting the Wesertalsperre, Belgium: Scenically Artificial, and the Endless Riddle of Elusive Referents in Belgium
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.
Visiting Sir Aston Webb's Terracotta Building, Overlooking Soho Square, London, England: The French Protestant Church
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.
Visiting the Gardens of Kasteel Eijsden, Limburg, The Netherlands: Peaceful and Tumultuous, Historic Water Boundaries
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.
Visiting Soho Square, With Its Market Cross Building Centrepiece: Nuanced, Tudor Revival Heritage in London, England
In Soho Square, London, England, its market cross centrepiece is a heritage building dating from 1926, in Tudor Revival style.
Visiting Thorneycreek at Bin Brook, Robinson College, Cambridge, England: Arts and Crafts Building Dating From 1895
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 + 5 Ways to Qualify for Citizenship by Descent
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.
Visting the Admiralty Arch, London, England: By Sir Aston Webb, 1910, the First Sea Lord's Former Official Residence
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.
Visiting the Église Saint-Vincent: A Domed Presence Looming Over the Meuse River at Liège, Belgium, by Robert Toussaint
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.
Visiting Calais, France: Memories Blowing in the Wind at the Jetée de l'Ouest
Calm as a millpond — seemingly sometimes — but the rough weather off the port of Calais, France is a constant down the centuries.
Visiting Mithras House, Brighton: Dating From 1939, With Art Deco Features, Some History at the University of Brighton
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.
Visiting Audun-le-Tiche, France: Lush Greening and Clean Waters Close to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
Audus-le-Tiche, in eastern France, exhibits lush transformations at a former industrial site.
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The Silent Lady
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...