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In the Land of Foie Gras

13/04/2017 10:12
Dordogne matches roughly with the old Perigord province in France's Aquitaine. It deserves the visit for its gentle landscapes cut by their placid rivers, for its rich and varied cuisine and wines despite not being recognized as those of Bordeaux or Burgundy. Also for its many castles, one of them,...

Icarus in Ronda

31/03/2017 10:49
The city is mainly known for Guadalevin gorge that split neighbourhoods and for the New Bridge linking them through its towering arches. It’s an image that David Roberts prints promoted in the years when Romanticism turn fashionable eastern landscapes and past ruins. But other illustrious sons who...

The Three Mavrogenus' Fountains

17/03/2017 10:04
Nicolaos Mavrogenus was one of the prodigal sons of Parikia, Paros Island main town in the Greek Cyclades. Missing his native Aegean and as Wallachia governor decided benefit his hometown providing a public drinking water supply: three beautiful marble fountains. The widespread Mavrogenus family...

Miracle on the Vineyard

03/03/2017 10:04
La Viña – vineyard - neighbourhood, one of the most popular in Cadiz old town, was named so for an obvious reason, vines grew up there, one of the lowest areas in the city. On Sundays noon, some restaurants set up their tables out. Customers enjoy fried fish and other delicacies of Cadiz cuisine,...

London Hampstead

20/02/2017 10:24
Hampstead Village is an elegant neighbourhood in Camden borough, north London, which also has one of the largest green areas of the City, Hampstead Heath. Residence of wealthy families also attracted artists, painters and poets to found their inspiration here. The first news of the place appeared...

On Ebro River Meanders

31/01/2017 10:43
In Ribera Baja shire, in Aragon, Spain, the river runs lazily on a layer of clay and limestone that forcing it to squirm on their way down to the Mediterranean, forming sinuous meanders one after another, winding among towns that live on the waters. And so, it meanders that the straight line...

A Place Called Granyena

30/12/2016 16:58
Granyena de Segarra is a small town where scarcely one hundred and forty souls live. It gathers on the southern slope of a hill standing out among the wavy plains where cereal grows in Lleida lands, in the shadow of an ancient Templar fortress. In 1054, when the town was frontier with Al Andalus...

Entertainment in the Empire

19/12/2016 15:58
Ancient Rome citizens were fond of public entertainment that scarcely differs, except for a few details, from those that are now offered on football stadiums, sports palaces or bullrings. In imperial times tens of thousands of spectators flocked to venues where watch races, fights or dramatic...

Minorca's Stones

02/12/2016 10:31
Minorcan prehistory was written with stones, medium sized blocks lined up one upon other forming burial structures in inverted vessel shape and cyclopean stones supporting others in a characteristic megalithic structure only in the world. They all make up what has been called the Balearic talaiotic...

A Palace beside the River

18/11/2016 17:27
When the King of Siam Phrabat Somdet Phra, also known as Rama I the Great, decided to move the kingdom capital from Thonburi to neighbour Krung Thep must have thought in a place which don’t lack of any of the charms the King Sun got at Versailles. He built beside the Chao Phraya River Bangkok’s...
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