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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

Discover the story of Capability Brown, the style of his landscapes and the mark they have left on modern England. Read about Brown's most famous clients and where you can admire his work today.

10 Nov 19 · 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

England’s Liverpool: Port City, Architecture Marvel The Beatles and the Merseybeat era, football, and the waterfront. Liverpool’s vibrant culture and rich history has more to offer than what you may already know. In 1207, King…

9 Oct 19 · 8 mins read
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The Quayside at Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead

Exploring Newcastle upon Tyne: The Definitive guide for Travellers

Exploring Newcastle Newcastle (or Newcastle upon Tyne) in northeast England is rich in architectural wonders and steeped in history. It was an important settlement on the River Tyne during Roman times, a thriving commercial hub in…

9 Oct 19 · 8 mins read
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Spencer House in London

Georgian Style of Architecture: Definitive Guide for Seniors

Georgian Style of Architecture When the royal House of Hanover ascended the throne of the United Kingdom with George I in 1714, it ushered in a distinctive “Georgian style” seen in the architecture and interior…

1 Sep 19 · 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

Victorian Architecture of London London’s architecture during the Victorian Era was defined by the transformation of British society, due to the rapid changes of the Industrial Revolution. Industrialisation transformed British life, leading to innovative new…

24 Jul 19 · 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

Studying Gargoyles and Grotesques Gargoyles and grotesques were a hallmark of the Gothic period of architecture, which grew popular in Western Europe from the 12th to the late 15th centuries, and which was carried over…

24 Apr 19 · 7 mins read
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Soho

Ten Things We Never Knew About London

In this article, we're sharing ten little-known facts about London. Whether you've visited London over twenty times, or have never been, we hope that you'll uncover something that you never knew before.

7 Nov 19 · 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

Travellers exploring Glasgow’s Architectural heritage. Travellers exploring Glasgow’s Architectural heritage can see so much within a 30 minute walking radius of the city centre. Glasgow’s historic buildings are an important part of the city’s…

11 Oct 19 · 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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