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This house stood empty and abandoned for decades. I would pass it often on my way to visiting relatives who live about one hour west of Chicago. It was built in…

Over the past few years, I've had a few opportunities to visit the city of Gdansk in Poland for work purposes. It has become one of my favourite places to visit…

Having never visited the town of Bromsgrove before I was delighted to find that it’s home to Avoncroft, a museum of historic buildings which have been rescued…

As a regular visitor to Wimpole Hall, I have a soft spot for its Georgian architecture and the glorious painting by Sir James Thornhill in the chapel. When I…

There's an exhibit about medieval torture which is set up rather humorously with two skeletons palling around in the Wilhelmsbau Museum in Speyer. This museum…

The Unexpected Sight It was quite an unexpected sight for me to see two streams flowing from the same mountain having two different colors. There is a story…

Aberdulais is a small village in the Vale of Neath in South Wales. Its history starts way back in 1584, when a German engineer Ulrich Frosse, perfects a new…

I recently discovered a little gem in the heart of the Essex countryside. The tiny village of Greensted is home to St. Andrew’s Church, which holds the…

The Charles Walton School was a one-room cabin in which the children of the Mormon pioneer settlers in Bluff Utah, USA had their lessons around 1880. Today, 140…

Magic is all about optical illusions: making objects appear or disappear ... as if by "magic". This is usually accomplished with mirrors. "Now you see it...now…

We started our small vacation to Salzburg with a stop in Heidelberg, Germany. To Salzburg from my door it is a 10 hour drive. And there I am not the youngest no…

The Mt Zion Covered Bridge is approximately 22 miles away from home near a small town named Springfield. I am including an old photo and an article written in…
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