Archive for the ‘Historic/Museums’ Category

The Castle of Diósgyőr’s road to restoration

The Castle of Diósgyőr’s road to restoration
Text & photos © Estrella Azul AS MENTIONED in my previous travel article about the European city of Miskolc (Visiting Miskolc, Hungary during the winter holidays), I first visited the Castle of Diósgyőr in 2005, and it so happened that I revisited it every five years after that. Not much visible...
February 17th, 2017 | ACTIVITIES, EUROPE, FEATURED ARTICLES, Historic/Museums, STAFF | Read More

Open House at The Village Pantry, Poland, Ohio

Open House at The Village Pantry, Poland, Ohio
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Milli Thornton. ~ . ~ . ~ . ~ . ~ First published five Christmases ago, this story is being republished by popular demand. The Village Pantry still holds open house every year, and this year it was again held on December 3. ~ . ~ . ~ . ~ . ~ SINCE 2003, in...
December 30th, 2016 | FEATURED ARTICLES, Historic/Museums, SHOWS/FESTIVALS/HOLIDAYS, STAFF, USA MAINLAND | Read More

Corvin Castle, otherwise known as Vajdahunyadi Vár

Corvin Castle, otherwise known as Vajdahunyadi Vár
Text & Photos Copyright © Estrella Azul ONE MORNING LAST DECEMBER, when two bank holidays had us enjoy a long weekend off from work, my boyfriend and I decided to go on a road trip to Hunedoara (Hungarian: Vajdahunyad) and see one of the seven wonders of Romania, Corvin Castle (Hungarian: Vajdahunyadi...
December 16th, 2016 | EUROPE, Historic/Museums, STAFF | Read More

Places worth visiting in Northern Hungary

Places worth visiting in Northern Hungary
Text & photos © Estrella Azul. Feature photo: Miskolc City at night. I LEFT FOR HUNGARY by bus on a Thursday night in 2010, and the person sitting next to me immediately proved to be quite exhausting. She got annoyed about why I sat in “her” seat, which I’d been assigned randomly...
August 26th, 2016 | EUROPE, Historic/Museums, Interesting Towns, SHOWS/FESTIVALS/HOLIDAYS, STAFF | Read More

The Character of Paris: love locks, gallery dogs & frog’s legs

The Character of Paris: love locks, gallery dogs & frog’s legs
By staff writer Lisa A. White. Photos Copyright © Lisa A. White. PARIS IS A PLACE where it is far too easy to run yourself ragged trying to do and see everything and, in the process, you completely miss the character of the city. Dan and I decided that in order to slow down for a true vacation, we...
March 6th, 2014 | EUROPE, Historic/Museums, STAFF | Read More

Brussels and the Art Nouveau Tour Map

Brussels and the Art Nouveau Tour Map
By guest blogger Lisa A. White. Photos Copyright © Lisa A. White. I HAVE TO ADMIT that I am both an avid traveler as well as a two-faced traveler: I want to travel everywhere BUT I have certain locations that I love to repeat. I work on both goals regularly, depending on time and circumstance. Brussels,...
September 22nd, 2013 | EUROPE, GUEST BLOGGERS, Historic/Museums | Read More

From Church to Mosque to Museum: A Visit to the Hagia Sophia

From Church to Mosque to Museum:  A Visit to the Hagia Sophia
By staff writer Cathie Nichols. Photos Copyright © Cathie Nichols. “How did you end up in Turkey?” you might ask. Turkey was never on my short list (or even the long list) of places I wanted to visit before I die. It all began one day last September when my daughter brought a flyer home...
August 24th, 2012 | EURASIA, Historic/Museums, STAFF | Read More