Category Archives: historic sites

Guest author: Darlene Foster – Peaceful Sanctuary at Novelda

Spain is well known for its fascinating cathedrals such as La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, The Mesquite in Cordoba and the Cathedral of Seville to name a few. Besides the well-known religious structures, there are many smaller places of worship … Continue reading

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5000 year old discovery! #travel #India #humor – Barb Taub

Reblogged from Barb Taub: We witness a 5000 year old discovery! But first…we have to get out of bed. How we travel… [click image for previews, reviews, and buy links on Amazon] “Five and a half hours,” promised the SatNav. … Continue reading

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Riddles in the churchyard…

“We need to go to Great Longstone.” “Why?” “No idea.” “Oh. Have we been there before?” “Yes.” “I have no memory of this place…” My companion’s acceptance says a lot about our adventures over the past few years.  We have … Continue reading

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A walk in the past… the prehistoric landscape of Cresswell Crags

Way back in summer, we took a trip to a place I have long wanted to visit… Cresswell Crags, a hidden valley on the border between Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. The folder of photographs has sat on my desktop for months, … Continue reading

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The chapel at Haddon Hall

Parts I, II , III , IV  and V of this visit can be found by clicking the links. Although it is the last thing I will share, the chapel was one of the first places we visited at Haddon … Continue reading

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A garden ever green – A visit to Haddon Hall

Parts I, II , III  and IV of this visit can be found by clicking the links. We left the house through a door between the Long Gallery and the anteroom of the State Bedchamber. The Gallery looks out over … Continue reading

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Woodsmoke and oranges – a visit to Haddon Hall

Parts I, II and III can be found by clicking the links. Haddon Hall in Derbyshire is one of the best-preserved Tudor country houses that remain. The history of the Hall goes back almost a thousand years, and for most … Continue reading

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