Category: Monuments and Sites

Mont Ventoux, the Giant of Provence.

This is the incredibly beautiful Mont Ventoux. It peaks at 1,912 metres and is known as the Giant of Provence. […]

Past and Present: The Alamo, San Antonio, Texas.

Past The site of the Alamo Mission in San Antonio helped give birth to Texas. Originally it was known as […]

The Queen of Cities – Constantinople – like you have never seen her before.

Have you ever wondered what the queen of cities – Constantinople – might have looked like? Today traces of the […]

Past and Present: Flinders Street Station, Melbourne, Australia.

Past In the 1920’s Flinders Street Station claimed to be the world’s busiest train station. To be able to boast such a […]

The Aqueduct of Valens.

In modern Istanbul, standing impressively over the traffic on the busy Atatürk Bulvarı is the Aqueduct of Valens. (Today it […]

Treasure and mystery in Byzantine Cappadocia.

Before the Romans, other ancient civilisations, notably the Achaemenid Empire, once inhabited the mountainous region of central Anatolia called Cappadocia. […]

The sixth century Basilica Cistern.

One of the most amazing sights or structures in Istanbul today lies beneath our feet. In the subterranean depths below […]

Past and Present: The Ortakoy Mosque, Istanbul.

Past Life on the Bosphorus, as we know it today, with its bustling urban centres, was non-existent during the Roman/Byzantine […]

Past and Present: The Grand Place, Mons, Belgium.

Past The Belgian site of Mons has a long and illustrious past going back to Neolithic times. The Romans under […]

The New Bridge: Le Pont Neuf, Paris.

The King of France Henry II was asked by Parisians to build a new bridge across the expanse of the […]