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. […]

San Francisco’s famous Golden Gate Bridge.

Eighty years ago today, on April 19th1937, the Golden Gate Bridge was completed connecting the city of San Francisco with […]

Official opening of the Eiffel Tower.

One hundred and twenty-eight years ago today, on March 31st 1889, engineer Gustave Eiffel, with a handful of brave guests, hoisted an […]

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 […]

Tureta: The fortress of Emperor Justinian?

The fortress of Tureta on the Konati Islands, located on the northern stretches of Dalmatia, south of Zadar and west […]

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 […]

501 Treasures of Byzantium: No. 3 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. […]

501 Treasures of Byzantium: No. 2 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 […]