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 →

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 →

Following The Summer Sun!

On a beautiful late summer day I decided to enjoy the River Thames by cycling along a path by its side, which offers beautiful scenery along much of its journey to the sea. I started my cycling tour in Twickenham, which is on the Thames Path. The route, mostly along the River Thames at its... Continue Reading →

Konnichiwa Kyoto!

  Kyoto is a beautiful city in Japan. While the rest of Japan has adopted modernity, the old ways are hanging on in Kyoto. There are said to be over 1000 Buddhist temples here. You will find masterpieces of religious architecture. I first thought that Kyoto was a tiny village where I would be able... Continue Reading →

Summer at Ham House

  Ham house is a historic house, situated beside the River Thames in Ham, south of Richmond in London. Ham House and garden is an unusually complete survival from the 17th century. It is reputed to be one of the most haunted houses in Britain.     I had the pleasure to enjoy a nice walk... Continue Reading →

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