Category Archives: Historic Monuments

Historic monuments can be found in every country & they never cease to amaze me.

Castle Drogo: where modern battlements & fortifications became the hopes and aspirations of a 19th century business magnate

It’s not often I find myself in awe of scaffolding, but when it’s housing the deteriorating grandeur of a Lutyen designed castle, one cannot help but be taken aback by the scale of this gigantic project taken on by the National Trust. … Continue reading

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The Paris Eiffel Tower: testament to one man’s determination to succeed; not so sure he’d approve of the modern bling

I have visited Le Tour Eiffel three times and I will never tire of it, although I did see it in a whole new light – quite literally – this time round. The drive into the centre of Paris was made all … Continue reading

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A Bronze Aged temple to the gods or a 20th century make over: is Stonehenge all its cracked up to be?

Standing resolutely and unflinching as a bold statement of intent to anyone even thinking of trying to tell them to ‘budge up’, the huge monolithic stones have been protruding from the Salisbury Plains like an ancient eruption for thousands of … Continue reading

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