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The brutality and confusion of Flanders Fields

If you Google “is Flanders Fields a real place,” the pre-baked Google response is American centric and falls flat of…

One of the Civil War Ironclads: U.S.S. Cairo

Ironsides and ironclads… are common vernacular from the American Civil War. Ironcads refer to the steam-powered metal armoured ships that…

It’s been 50-years since Expo ’67

The men behind these achievements should be proud and happy. We should be grateful to them, as we recall the…

These are the great views from Marguerite Bourgeoys

The view from the top of Marguerite Bourgeoys is definitely worth the climb; and, there are plenty of places to…

Charles III’s artistic legacy in Napoli

Before there was the Louve, before Belvedere Palace, and even before Catherine the Great founded the Hermitage, the Museo Archeologico…

Photos of real mummies for halloween

Sorry… I know it’s late, the trick or treating is done and everyone has abandoned the Halloween craziness and moved…

The Little Firehall on Congress

I thought I’d never get to see the inside of this little firehall. It’s only open on Saturdays and for…

Steampunk Paris

Paris is steampunk… in a very complex and deep way. You could say that followers are les Vaporistes and that…

The Sick Children of Alijn’s Hofje

It seems that in Dutch, there are dozens of words that can be used to describe a house that takes…

Calico Ghost Town

I left Route 66 and headed into the Mojave Desert to check out a former mining community now known as…

The Queen Mary

I feel there are few living/breathing objects out there that can quietly exude to the impact they had on so…

The Belfort of Ghent

There are two buildings that make up the Belfort. Firstly, there is the old Belfry Tower. Construction started on this…

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