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Wartburg in Eisenach
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Wartburg in Eisenach

Wartburg in Eisenach sounds like something from the Lord of the Rings, but it is a reality, not a fantasy. In 1068 Louis the Springer (1042-1123) count of Thuringia, began construction on the castle. Wartburg is unique because much of the inner castle is still intact and original, suffering neither […]

Porch of the Caryatids
Europe Travel, Greece, History & Archaeology, Photo Highlight

Porch of the Caryatids

At the top of the Acropolis in Athens, Greece is the Erechtheion, a temple constructed in 421 B.C. and dedicated to Poseidon and Athena. On the side of the temple is the Porch of the Caryatids, or Porch of the Maidens, which has a long and sad history. The history of the porch during […]

Montezuma’s Castle
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Montezuma’s Castle

About 800 years ago the Sinagua people thought it would be a good idea to build their apartment into the side of the Verde Cliffs, about 50 miles south of Flagstaff, AZ. Measuring five stories tall and containing more than twenty rooms, Montezuma’s Castle is one the the best preserved […]

Pyramids of Teotihuacan
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Pyramids of Teotihuacan

I’ve stayed in luxury hotels (rarely) and I’ve stayed in budget hotels (mostly). When I visited the famous Teotihuacan pyramid complex in the summer of 2009, my room at the  Villias Arqueologicas Teotihuacan  was only $35/night (about $50 now). My little budget room at Teotihuacan was one of the best places I […]

Trier, Roman and Rococo
Germany, Photo Highlight

Trier, Roman and Rococo

In one photograph I managed to capture more than 1300 years of history. Trier, one of the oldest cities in Germany (16 BCE) lies on the Moselle River near Luxembourg, and is sometimes called “The Rome of the North.” Trier earned this title because it has multiple surviving Roman monuments, including Constantine’s basilica. […]

Monticello on the Mountaintop
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Monticello on the Mountaintop

Legend records that when Thomas Jefferson was informed that British troops were on their way to Monticello in 1781, he calmly offered the messenger, Jack Jouett, a glass of Madeira. After that he offered his guests breakfast before sending his family to safety in a carriage. It’s amazing that Banastre […]