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Tintagel’s Southern Cliffs

View from Tintagel’s Southern Cliffs, Cornwall, United Kingdom. Tintagel Castle, the legendary birthplace of King Arthur and the one-time seat of Cornish kings and chieftains, is steeped in history and folklore. With so much history stretching back into the hazy, distant … Continue reading

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Antwerp’s Medieval Boogie Man and Riverside Castle

Statue of Lange Wapper, Antwerp, Belgium. Antwerp has its share of folklore. One tale is represented by the statue of a giant and two men shown above. The giant, Lange Wapper, was a ghostly figure who lived in the canals and … Continue reading

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Reflection in a Roman Bath

Roman Bath, Bath, United Kingdom. While visiting the Roman baths in Bath, I was a tad grossed out by a cloudy film of unknown composition on the surface of a bath’s blue-green water. But then I noticed how the film … Continue reading

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Big, Beautiful Ben

Elizabeth Tower, London, United Kingdom. Although this tower, clock, and the bell within are often referred to collectively as Big Ben (hence this post’s title), it is the bell to which the nickname “Big Ben” originally was given. The tower, … Continue reading

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England’s Oldest Inn’s Notable and Dubious Honors. Nottingham.

Established in A.D. 1189, Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem claims to be the oldest inn in England.  When I first learned that an inn so old was still in existence, I knew I had to visit. Talk about history coming to … Continue reading

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