architecture

The History and Architecture of Riquewihr in Photos

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A visit to the fairytale village of Riquewihr is a prerequisite for history and architecture fans planning a trip to Alsace, France. A Plus Beaux Village, the town has an abundance of both medieval and renaissance architecture. The romantic half-timbered houses are perfectly restored, and no matter the time of year, you will see fresh flowers adorning every building.

An Architectural Tour of Portugal

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jun 29, 2018 /
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Any visitor to Portugal will tell you that the architecture is a must-see. While you’re there, why not arrange your driving plans to include an architectural tour of Portugal?

Pin & Seek: The Peacock Room and My New Pinterest Obsession

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I have a new obsession with Pinterest. It’s a travel photographer's dream!

It’s not what you think. My obsession is actually finding the places I discover on Pinterest.

Pin & Seek- Castello di Sammezzano- outside. Peacock Room: Inside

Castello di Sammezzano

The Importance of Learning and Teaching History of Architecture

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One of the reasons why we wander as wandering educators is to be able to experience other places and cultures; we long to learn cross-cultural interactions through a tangible experience, and to be able to also share that experience with others.

A Guide to Abbeys and Cathedrals in the UK

by Heather Robinette / Nov 20, 2015 /
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Some of the most recognizable abbeys and cathedrals in the UK are visited often, but taking some time to visit other abbeys and cathedrals provides you with a chance to see a variety of less crowded places. During my time in London, I saw three abbeys and two cathedrals. Why should you make time to explore abbeys and cathedrals? You have the opportunity to enjoy history and see it come to life. You won’t want to pass up the chance to experience a unique part of the United Kingdom!

San Antonio Spanish Missions Now World Heritage Destinations

by Rosie Carbo / Aug 14, 2015 /
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San Antonio is a city that never sleeps. Hordes of tourists, cameras at the ready, vie for space on noisy, downtown sidewalks near the busy River Walk. Visitors snap photos in front of Ripley’s Believe It or Not, Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks, or along a string of souvenir shops. 

Across the street at the Alamo Plaza, another throng mills around the San Antonio de Valero mission entrance. More intent on proving they saw a historic site, these tourists shoot selfies in front of “The Alamo,” the best known Texas landmark.