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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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On one side the Roman amphitheatre where they killed anything/one and on the other side the bull ring where they kill bulls

After much heated debate and anguished discussion, I finally got my fix of real culture with a trip to Malaga’s Alacazaba and Gibralfaro castles. The available tourists’ literature was scant and anything of the original structure that remained was heavily reinforced and any missing bits had … Continue reading

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