In the Middle Ages, the most basic rule of kingship was to hold the high ground. Castles and fortresses all over Europe prove the point, and Medieval Buda was no different.
The old cliché “Global Village” sounds quaint, but in a world of unlimited travel choices every tourist board and city government knows that their marketing plan must include an icon.
“Chance favors the prepared mind.” –Louis Pasteur
Naked maidens, snarling gargoyles, screaming faces, writhing snakes, flying dragons, prancing peacocks, and heroic gods and goddesses: does this sound like a recipe for a fantasy novel?
On a crisp Fall day with clear, azure skies it’s hard to take a bad photo – but I’m having no luck. It’s “Blue on Blue.” My subject seems to blend right into the sky and nearly disappear – except for the white icing and sparkly bits.
Whether by design or default, our homes reflect a good deal about our personalities.
For Europe-bound travelers trying to avoid hordes of high-season tourists, autumn shoulder season is the perfect time to visit.