Happy 2772nd birthday, Rome! In my extremely limited Italian, that would be Buon Natale di Roma! Honestly, this city doesn’t seem a day over two-and-a-half millennia old, assuming that the legend of Romulus and Remus places the birthdate accurately at 753 BC (and can somehow be reconciled with the arrival of Aeneas, who founded Rome […]
Psaulm Nineteen The Hivv’ns scrawl God’s glory oot! The skies His hand-works blaw! Day blethers oot its craic te day, An, nichtly, a live schaw! There’s nocht said, nor nae language, far Their soond is nivver heard! Their rule’s braidcast ow’r aa the Earth – The Warld’s end – ivv’ry word! A tent […]
Another early start this morning – off to Ancient Corinth. We had another long bus ride – I may have fallen asleep… After a brief stop at the Corinth Canal (which we had already seen so we had a coffee break instead), we drove to the ancient ruins of Corinth. Here we saw the Temple […]
Part 2 of 2 – On a historical note, the two buildings demolished to make way for the Winthrop St development were once home to two of Boston’s great labor organizers. The first, Mary Kenney O’Sullivan, is now publicly honored in the Massachusetts State House, as part of the State House Women’s Leadership Project. A […]
Rome, Italy Still. Still not quite buying that this is actually life at the moment, Larry and I said goodbye to our camels in the desert, experienced just one more night in the exotic medina of Marrakech and headed off to Rome for a few days to look for some Italian magic. This was my […]
The Jaivilas Palace was constructed in 1874 by Maharaja Jayaji Rao Scindia, the Maharaja of Gwalior, and is still the residence of his descendants, the former royal Maratha Scindia dynasty. The palace is simply enormous, estimated to be over 1,240,000 square feet. Designed and built by Sir Michael Filose, the palace comprises of a mixture […]
Medieval old town, acropolis of Lindos and the Colossus We love Rhodes! The ancient city dates back to 407 BC and has a history of being conquered by a variety of forces–ottoman, byzantine, venetian and roman–all who left a bit of their culture behind. In the 1300s, the Knights of St John conquered the city […]
I can’t believe this is our last week in Italy! Today we journeyed to Rome, the capital of Italy and one of the cornerstones of the ancient world. We had tickets to see the Colosseum, the Forum, and the Capitoline Museums today. Our first stop was the Colosseum. This is the view of the Colosseum […]
Sites visited: Mycenae, Tiryns, Asine Leaders: Emma, Nick Bloggers: Matt, Ryan This morning we woke up and taxes were due, hope you did yours! You will see as the post goes on that the day went extremely well for a Tax Day. Bravo. Our first site was the ancient fortress of Mycenae, famously known for […]
Appomattox Court House National Park and Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest are both excellent examples of historic preservation that has been done in an attempt to bring history to life. One of the most important parts of public history is to make visitors feel like they are stepping back in time to the period the restored […]
(BEING CONTINUED FROM 18/03/18) The Voyage 1 of Bran son of Febal, and his Expedition 2 here below1. ’TWAS fifty quatrains the woman from unknown lands sang on the floor of the house to Bran son of Febal, when the royal house was full of kings, who knew not whence the woman had come, since the ramparts were closed.2. […]
From its Baroque cities and ever erupting volcano to its ancient Greek ruins and crystal clear waters, Sicily holds a beauty like no other. Take a trip down memory lane with Matt and I along Sicily’s southern coast.
Despite the tendency of Americans to gloss over World War I, it is honored by nearly ten thousand memorials spanning the United States. How did the “Great War” become so forgotten in the American imagination?