Travel 2016 – Tip 19 – France – Mirepoix

In the 13th Century many Cathars settled in Mirepoix, but after the town was inundated by a flood from Lake Puivert, the town was rebuilt in a safer place. From this time, many buildings have survived including almost all of the late-13th to 15th-century houses found around the Place Principale. If you imagine Tudor buildingsContinue reading “Travel 2016 – Tip 19 – France – Mirepoix”

Zvartnots Cathedral

The main church at this site was built around 650. It had three storeys and seems to have had 32 equal sides, quite a feat of engineering in itself. The whole of the cathedral precinct was destroyed in 930 by an earthquake and gradually became hidden under centuries of soil until it was re-discovered aroundContinue reading “Zvartnots Cathedral”

La Plata cathedral, nucleus of a new city: a history of cities in 50 buildings

At the heart of custom-built La Plata, the Gothic cathedral rose from political conflict to reflect the separation of church and state in a modern metropolis

Ten Free things in Barcelona

10 free things in Barcelona just for you. But if you have to pay for one thing go and see Messi play at Camp Nou.

Nassau, The Bahamas

Nassau is the capital of The Bahamas and is found on the island of New Providence. Today, April 25th 2014 there were five large cruise ships in the harbour and the main shopping thoroughfare, Bay Street, was packed with passengers looking for bargains in the various duty free shops on this street. Once you movedContinue reading “Nassau, The Bahamas”