All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Castle’

Slovakia – Love for Country and Its Independence

Slovakia – Love for Country and Its Independence

Slovakia has only been an independent country for 24 years. Before that, Slovakia had been thrown around between various kingdoms …

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Garden of the Humble Administrator – Suzhou, Jiangsu, China

Garden of the Humble Administrator – Suzhou, Jiangsu, China

Landscape Art That Still Casts a Spell An ancient Chinese proverb remains true today: “In Heaven there is paradise; on …

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Rocca Scaligera – Sirmione, Lombardy, Italy

Rocca Scaligera – Sirmione, Lombardy, Italy

Lakeside Beauties Wait till the afternoon crowds thin, then cross the drawbridge to this fairy-tale castello almost entirely surrounded by …

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Patmos – Dodecanese, Greece

Patmos – Dodecanese, Greece

Home to a Rich Religious and Artistic Heritage St. John the Divine was inspired to write the Book of Revelation …

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Sintra – Lisbon, Portugal

Sintra – Lisbon, Portugal

Summer Resort of Portuguese Royalty Lord Byron had already seen his fair share of the Continent when he wrote to …

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Quedlinburg and Hotel Theophano – Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany

Quedlinburg and Hotel Theophano – Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany

A Half-Timbered Fairy Tale On the edge of the Harz, Germany’s northernmost mountain range, lies the finest timber-framed townscape in …

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Heidelberg’s Schloss – Heidelberg, Rhineland, Germany

Heidelberg’s Schloss – Heidelberg, Rhineland, Germany

In Germany’s Oldest University City, a Romantic Icon In a magnificent hilltop setting of woodland and terraced gardens sits Heidelberg’s …

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The Alhambra and Parador de San Francisco – Granada, Andalusia, Spain

The Alhambra and Parador de San Francisco – Granada, Andalusia, Spain

What Wonders Lie Within Nothing in life could be crueler than to be blind in Granada,” reads an inscription within …

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Marvao – Alentejo, Portugal

Marvao – Alentejo, Portugal

A Medieval Castle and Cozy Inn That Looks Down on Eagles Three thousand feet below the hilltop town of Marvao …

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Urbino – The Marches, Italy

Urbino – The Marches, Italy

A Perfect Expression of the Early Renaissance If Urbino’s National Gallery of the Marches (Galleria Nazionale delle Marche) were located …

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