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Royal Arcade

Arcades of Melbourne, Victoria

Learn about the Melbourne arcades from the bygone era of Victorian wealth, fashioned after the arcades of Paris. This small group tour to Melbourne for mature and senior travellers.

29 Jun 20 · 7 mins read
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Noravank Monastery, Yeghegnadzor

Armenia's Religious Architecture: The Definitive Guide

Buildings and Christianity in Armenia | Small Group Tours Armenia In this post, we will look at examples of Armenia’s buildings and building design before and after its conversion to Christianity. These buildings represent some…

19 Feb 19 · 7 mins read
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Armenia, Caucaus mountains

Armenia: An Ancient Civilisation

Armenia: An Ancient Civilisation View over the city of Yerevan, capital of Armenia, with Mount Ararat in the background With a recorded history of more than 3,500 years, Armenia is home to one of the…

4 Oct 18 · 8 mins read
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Bauhaus design

Bauhaus Movement: The Definitive Guide for Travellers

The Bauhaus School and its 100-Year Legacy The Bauhaus School was the brainchild of Walter Gropius of Germany, who reimagined art and utility as a single form that combined architecture, fine arts, and crafts (MET…

10 Oct 19 · 8 mins read
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Cottages in Cheshire

British Village Icons: Definitive Guide for Travellers

Icons of the British Villages: Pubs and Cottages The British pub and cottage figure prominently in the image of a (often romanticised) quintessential “British village”. In this article, we will give special attention to these…

9 Oct 19 · 12 mins read
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Florence

Brunelleschi's Dome: The Amateur turned Renaissance Genius

Filippo Brunelleschi. We will look at who he was and how he came to win the competition to design the dome for Florence's cathedral.

28 Nov 19 · 11 mins read
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Capability Brown: The English Garden Genius

Capability Brown: The English Garden Genius

Article for senior couples and mature solo travellers interested in gardens and design in England and Europe with small group tours of interest.. Brown is regarded as a genius.

6 Sep 21 · 8 mins read
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Morocco

Continental Crossroads: Discover Morocco

Morrocco, ancient civilisation, blue city, white city, Berbers, The Romans, Portugese the history rolls on for this country in North Africa. Join a small group vacation package that tours Morocco. A tour of Morocco for mature and senior travellers, couples or singles over the course of the itinerary, the history, culture and landscape are all explored, from Fez to Marrakech or the Cave of Hercules.

20 Apr 20 · 11 mins read
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Paris Seine River

Designing Paris: The Definitive Guide for Travellers

Redesigning Paris The Paris that many of us know and love did not always look as it does now. When Napoleon III instructed Hausmann to tear down the urban centre to make way for the…

24 Feb 19 · 9 mins read
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Bibi Khanum Mosque in Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Elements of Mosque Architecture

The word "mosque" often brings to mind not this simple prayer space, but the ornately decorated monuments built by powerful Islamic rulers.

28 Nov 19 · 8 mins read
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Queen Vitoria's Britain

England's Liverpool: Port City, Architecture Marvel

Article for educational small group tours about the Port City of Liverpool. An Architecture Marvel from Georgian times, built on trade, some good, some horrific. Read and learn more before joining a tour for senior couples and mature solo travellers interested in culture, learning and the arts.

24 Sep 21 · 8 mins read
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The Quayside at Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead

Exploring Newcastle upon Tyne: The Definitive guide for Travellers

Newcastle upon Tyne is discussed in this article for senior couples and mature solo travellers on an educational small group tour. Learn about this English city and the Romans, Vikings, Middle ages and Victoria and the Industrial revolution.

24 Sep 21 · 8 mins read
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Spencer House in London

Georgian Style of Architecture: Definitive Guide for Seniors

Article to provide the senior couple or mature solo traveler with an appreciation of the influence of Georgian Architecture in Britain when on a small group educational tour.

4 Oct 21 · 9 mins read
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Paris Seine River

Guillaumot prevents Paris collapse

Guillaumot prevents Paris collapse. Modern-day Paris On April 24, 1777, architect Charles-Axel Guillaumot, newly minted Inspector of Quarries, experienced the worst first day at work. More than two years prior, in the afternoon of December…

28 Aug 18 · 9 mins read
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Jameh or Friday Mosque of Isfahan, Iran

History of Mosques in Iran and Central Asia

During the Islamic period of Iran, glazed bricks were used to create breathtaking and mesmerising wall and ceiling designs in mosques. Click through to read more.

2 Dec 19 · 11 mins read
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Exploring Victorian life

London's Victorian Architecture: The Definitive Guide for Travellers

Small group educational tours for senior couples and mature solo travelers with History tours including those examining the Industrial revolution, Victorian Britain the Gilbert and Sullivan era via the D'Oyle Carte family and the cities such as Glasgow, Liverpool and Manchester.

4 Oct 21 · 9 mins read
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New York City: Architecture Styles Through the Ages

New York City: Architecture Styles Through the Ages

New York City: Architecture Styles Through the Ages What makes the Empire State Building different from the Haughwout Building in SoHo? How do the surrounding skyscrapers allow just the right amount of natural lighting for…

15 Oct 18 · 6 mins read
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Ottoman empire

Ottoman Empire: The Definitive Guide for Travellers

The Ottoman Empire, c. 14th-20th centuries | Small group history tours Turkey The Ottoman Empire once extended from Iraq to North Africa, from Arabia to the Balkans, even pressing to the walls of Hapsburg Vienna…

3 Oct 19 · 15 mins read
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Gargoyles and Grotesques

Studying Gargoyles and Grotesques: The Definitive Guide for Travellers

Article to support world travellers since 1983 with small group educational tours for senior couples or mature solo travellers interested in British and European history.

4 Oct 21 · 7 mins read
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Soho

Ten Things We Never Knew About London

Article supports time in London, England's capital city. The city has a history back beyond the Romans, and a collection of some of the finest Georgian and Victorian Architecture on an educational small group tours for senior couples and mature solo travellers.

7 Sep 21 · 12 mins read
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The Bund

The Bund: The Definitive Guide for Travellers

Shanghai’s “The Bund” The Bund, a stretch of historical buildings lining the western bank of the Huangpu River in Shanghai, China (“bund” derives from the Hindustani word band which means “embankment”), was initially a British settlement that…

23 Jan 19 · 7 mins read
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travellers exploring Glasgow

Travellers exploring Glasgow's Architectural Heritage

Article about Glasgow Architectural heritage, led by the Industrial revolution, in Victorian Britain, wealth flowed to Scotland to Glasgow and Edinburgh. See and learn on a small group tour for senior couples or mature solo travelers.

11 Aug 21 · 11 mins read
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St Vincent Street Church

Understanding British Churches: The Definitive Guide for Travellers

British Churches Through the Years “How old is this church?” asks Mary-Ann Ochota in a chapter of her book, Hidden Histories: A Spotter’s Guide to the British Landscape (Francis Lincoln, 2016, p. 250). In this article, we…

28 Jun 19 · 10 mins read
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