Tintagel Castle :: Cornwall, United Kingdom

Medieval Cornwall witnessed the construction of a great castle near the historical village of Tintagel. Named for the village, Tintagel Castle in the United Kingdom was built by one of the wealthiest men of his day, Richard, Earl of Cornwall, who hailed from the House of Plantagenet. Moreover, as the legendary birthplace of King Arthur, [...]

By |2014-02-10T13:23:28+00:00February 3rd, 2012|Landmarks|0 Comments

Mount Vernon Distillery :: Alexandria, Virginia

First American President George Washington once wrote that “the benefits arising from the moderate use of liquor have been experienced in all armies and are not to be disputed.” Moreover, he put his theory into practice. In 1798, Washington built a distillery in Alexandria, Virginia that produced fifty thousand liters of whiskey per year. Today, [...]

By |2014-02-10T13:23:34+00:00February 1st, 2012|Landmarks|0 Comments

Chateau d’If :: Marseilles, France

The notorious fortress that was part of the setting for the historic novel The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas was infamously the prison for many of France’s political and religious captives. Built as a fortress against Mediterranean Sea raiders between 1524 and 1531, Chateau d’If is still situated on its small, forbidding island [...]

By |2014-02-10T13:23:40+00:00January 29th, 2012|Landmarks|0 Comments

Church of St. Mary of the Mongols :: Istanbul, Turkey

Consecrated in the thirteenth century, Istanbul’s Church of St. Mary of the Mongols is the city’s only church to have continuously remained in the hands of the Greek Orthodox community. Unlike many of Istanbul’s old churches, St. Mary of the Mongols was never to be converted to a mosque according to an order given by [...]

By |2014-02-10T13:23:48+00:00October 18th, 2011|Landmarks|0 Comments

Suomenlinna :: Helsinki, Finland

In 1748 construction started on a maritime fortress of tremendous proportions. Suomenlinna (roughly translated to “visitor”) covers nearly 200 acres of land across six islands off the coast of Helsinki, Finland. Actually built under Swedish rule, Suomenlinna and Finland were conquered in 1808 and became a part of Russia in 1809. It was not until [...]

By |2014-02-10T13:24:16+00:00October 18th, 2010|Landmarks|0 Comments

Buckingham Palace :: London, England

Buckingham Palace is a part of the legacy carried from Britain’s Kings and Queens who built this official Royal Residence to be held in trust for future generations. It was intended to be a home for the members of the Royal family, working buildings of the official royal staff, entertaining official guests, and also for [...]

By |2014-02-10T13:24:24+00:00August 15th, 2010|Landmarks|0 Comments

Devils Tower :: Hulett, Wyoming

For many people around the world, five little musical notes will always bring to mind this awesome formation. That’s because Devils Tower in Hulett, Wyoming was the featured backdrop to the 1977 movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Who doesn’t remember Richard Dreyfuss making little mashed potato sculptures of it??! What many people do [...]

By |2014-02-10T13:24:32+00:00August 12th, 2010|Landmarks|0 Comments