Truth is indeed, stranger than fiction. Did you know that the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered when a bored Bedouin shepherd threw a rock into a cave? Or that while digging to enlarge an Egyptian fort, Napoleon’s disgruntled soldiers blundered into the Rosetta Stone?
You gotta love big, buff guys sportin’ pageboys and holding glowing globes. I mean, really. And you’ll find these stoic, Prince Valiant look-alikes standing guard in front of Helsinki’s Central Railway Station.
It’s beautiful, but is it art? Even though it’s a bridge tower, we say yes. This is one of the towers from the Ravenel Bridge on the Cooper River in Charleston, South Carolina.
A hot breeze rustles the jungle foliage, and birds flit about noiselessly. The jungle silence envelopes the ancient stonework, and even the normally chattering tour groups have lowered their voices.
The Empire Builder’s Handbook says that the campaign must start at home. Supporters, subjects, and sycophants need tangible proof that the king has the wealth and power to rule and expand the kingdom.
Angkor Wat is the largest religious monument in the world; quite a statement considering the other sizable antiquities scattered around the globe.
When it comes to planning our travel destinations, we’ve learned a couple of things about ourselves. First, if we talk about a place long enough, we eventually make a visit. And second, we can never predict where our inspiration will originate.