It only takes one look at the sheer slopes and dense vegetation surrounding Machu Picchu to appreciate what a Herculean task it must have been to build this mysterious and isolated city in the heart of the Andes.
There’s no denying that Petra is a place that inspires superlatives. It’s one of the world’s über-famous archaeological sites, and like most first-time visitors, we were astounded. With vibrant red, white, and pink sandstone cliffs carved into beautiful, ornate temples and tombs, the city is absolutely awe-inspiring.
Digging clay for a tile company isn’t the most glamorous job on the best of days, particularly during a cold Bulgarian winter.
It’s 1968, and on a steep hillside in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, kids at the university are dreaming of playing on their expanded soccer field …
“By all means marry; if you get a good wife, you’ll be happy. If you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher.“ –Socrates
A career in archaeology in Greece must be like driving a snow plow in Buffalo, New York – job security is no problem. There are enough ruins scattered around the country to keep Indiana Jones busy for 25 sequels.
As most designers will tell you, simple and classic never goes out of style. And after 2500 years, the Temple of Athena Nike atop the Acropolis in Athens is still a rock-solid, gorgeous classic.