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A lake palace, and a lake of tears

Udaipur is one of the must-see cities of Rajasthan, for its iconic Lake Palace situated in the middle of Lake Pichola with its grand series of stone and marble palaces that have been successively added along the shores over centuries. 488 more words

Blue City: britches, brahmins and battlements

Our tour guide showed us around the impressive Mehrangarh fort and indicated the blue-washed houses in the valley below. All those blue houses, he said, belong to Brahmin families. 404 more words

The Hermitage

The Hermitage is the plantation home of Andrew Jackson. Initially Jackson operated it as a 420 acre cotton farm in 1804 which grew by 1820 to 1000 acres and operated by 44 African slaves. 42 more words

Reference Material

Deering Estate at Cutler - Miami

Deering Estate at Cutler – Miami

16701 Southwest 72nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33157

The weekend is something kids are looking forward to after a long week of school days. 329 more words

Mayan Ruins by the Sea

I had very high expectation for this Mayan ruin at Tulum. According to Lonely Planet‘s description, it has “spectacular coastline – with all its confectioner-sugar sands, jade-green water, balmy breezes and bright sun”.  307 more words


Forgotten Landmark-Aqueduc de Toustain, Petit-Appeville, Normandy, France

Aqueduc de Toustain (239-291 Rues des Fontaines, Le Petit-Appeville)

This is an entrance to a dry subterranean channel dug in 1558 to lead the waters of the Scie to the town and castle of Dieppe, 1.8 miles to the east. 75 more words


Forgotten Natural Landmark-Providence Canyon State Park, Lumpkin, GA

Providence Canyon State Park (Georgia Highway 39C, between Lumpkin and Florence, Georgia)

Georgia’s “Little Grand Canyon” is a testament to the power of man’s influence on the land. 69 more words

Forgotten Landmarks