The Pleasures of Painshill!

Painshill is one of the most beautiful 18th century landscape gardens, created  between 1738 and 1738. This place has the most indescribable magic. It is an amazing garden in which to spend your day exploring the many winding paths in a journey of discovery. There are quite a few routes you can take. I chose... Continue Reading →

Athens on Ice!

I have been to the dazzling and beautiful city of Athens many times but... What can you do when the main attraction is closed due to adverse weather conditions? The city has a lot to offer, and has so much history that most people would give anything to visit it. Walking around the city is... Continue Reading →

Over the Box Hill!

The very picturesque Box Hill is famous for its fascinating panoramic views of the south. Leopold Salomons gave the original 230 acres of Box Hill to the National Trust, and he had a viewpoint structure, Salomons Memorial, built to commemorate his gift. The views are really impressive. One thing I found interesting was that although... Continue Reading →

Masonic Mysteries of Regaleira!

Quinta da Regaleira is located in the historical centre of Sintra, Portugal. The land where this palace was built had many owners. The property consists of a romantic palace and chapel, and a luxurious park that features lakes, grottoes, wells, benches, fountains, and a vast array of exquisite constructions. The palace is also known as "The Palace of... Continue Reading →

Leeds Castle: The Loveliest Castle in the World!

Leeds Castle is very picturesque and has been described as 'the loveliest castle in the world'. A castle has been on the same site since 1086. In the 13th century it came into the hands of King Edward I. It was the king's favourite residence. Around the 16th century, Henry VIII used it as a dwelling for his first... Continue Reading →

Heavenly Hever: A Kent Castle

The incredible Hever Castle is located in the village of Hever, near Edenbridge, Kent - only 30 miles south-east of London, England. It is unbelievable how this stunning castle is so close to London. It began as a country house, built in the 13th century. The property subsequently passed through various owners. It came into the... Continue Reading →

View from the top!

When I'm lucky enough to sit by a window in an airplane, and the view is great, I have to snap the moment. When you see the view from the top, it makes you think about how the place would look when on the ground. I managed to take a photo of the sunset in... Continue Reading →

West Germany Beauty!

Wiesbaden is a beautiful town in Western Germany, on the right (east) bank of the River Rhine at the southern foot of the Taunus Mountains, west of Frankfurt am Main and north of Mainz.   As I was strolling through the city, I immediately  noticed why Wiesbaden is sometimes referred to as the "Pearl of Historicism". In... Continue Reading →

The Ancient Roman Remains!

The National Archaeological Museum of Naples is an important Italian archaeological museum, particularly for ancient Roman remains.   The museum has one of the world's best collections of Greek and Roman antiquities, including mosaics, sculptures, gems, glass and silver, and a collection of Roman erotica from Pompeii.       The exquisite collection of mosaics, are... Continue Reading →

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