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 →

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 →

Sunny Sunday!

It is such a pleasure to be back in the amazing city of Munich. Even better to return on a beautiful sunny spring day. The stunning architecture really reflects the sunlight. One of the most interesting cities in Germany for me, a favourite indeed. If you ever happen to come to Germany don't hesitate to... Continue Reading →

Where “New” is Five Hundred Years’ Old!

The incredible museum Castel Nuovo (literally, 'New Castle'), also known as Maschio Angioino, looks very medieval. The building is amazingly well preserved, it has sculptures, and paintings from the 15th century. The castle was called "Nuovo" (new) to distinguish it from the oldest castles already existing in the city, Castel dell'Ovo and Castel Capuano. Built between... Continue Reading →

Carpathian Capers

Sinaia is a city in Romania, in the historical region of Mountenia in the Carpathian Mountains. It is where the German neo-renaissance Peleș Castle is situated.  Peles Castle is considered to be one of the most beautiful castles in Europe, an architectural masterpiece. It has a pretty railway station, too, which is within walking distance to... Continue Reading →

Antwerp’s Allure

Antwerp is a beautiful city only 45 minutes away from Brussels. In the mid-16th century it was one of Europe’s most important cities and home to baroque superstar painter Pieter Paul Rubens. I have no doubts that this charming city is the country’s capital of cool. It's long been a powerful magnet for everyone from fashion... Continue Reading →

Piazza del Plebicito

The Piazza del Plebicito is an interesting large square in Naples. It was named after a plebiscite that was taken in 1860 that took Naples into the Kingdom of Italy. This noble 19th century semicircular piazza is enclosed on one side by the royal palace, on the other, by the neoclassical façade of the church of San Francesco di Paola,... Continue Reading →

The Lost City!

The ancient City of Pompeii is only an hour away from the coastal city of Naples. It is simply incredible.  Along with Herculaneum, and many villas in the surrounding area, it was mostly destroyed and buried under 4 to 6 m (13 to 20 ft) of volcanic ash and pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79.     The eruption destroyed the city, and... Continue Reading →

Where Virgil Left his Egg!

This beautiful medieval castle is located in the Italian city of Naples. The Castel dell'Ovo is the oldest standing fortification in Naples. It is very easy to find alongside the coastal promenade. When I visited this castle, I felt as if I was in scene from the series Game of Thrones. It looked really impressive from... Continue Reading →

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