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. […]

The church of Hagia Sophia, 13th century, Monemvasia, Peloponnese, Greece.

It is said Monemvasia was populated by inhabitants fleeing Slavic invaders in the late sixth century. They built homes and […]

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 […]

Church of Panagia Chalkeon, 11th century, Thessaloniki, Greece.

In the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki stands a quaint 11th century Byzantine church. That said much of its architectural […]

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 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 […]