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Ireland- Day 1

We have been planning this trip for almost a year, tickets bought in the summer and finally our plane landed in Dublin on December 16. I couldn’t wait to watch my kids see Ireland and experience their first international trip! 204 more words


Khiva: in and around the Ichan-Qala.

I left to examine the residential area west of the Ichan-Qala. There are fewer major monuments than in the area to the east of the Ichan-Qala, but enough exist to make the detour highly worthwhile, even though, with the exception of one medressa, they are in a poor state of repair. 1,248 more words


Khiva: the Ichan-Qala and Bazaar.

After a very filling breakfast, Davron led us on a tour of the Ichan-Qala, a tour which included visits to many of its most notable monuments (we had free access to all the monuments, but had to pay a fee for taking photos. 622 more words


Iran shocked by newfound photos of homeless people sleeping in tombs

Photographs of homeless people sleeping in empty graves outside Iran’s capital shocked even the country’s president on Wednesday, and pointed to the continuing economic struggles gripping the nation. 253 more words


Forbidden Love

Nelson W. Blocher

February 1, 1847

January 24, 1884

Inside the elaborate Victorian granite monument in the Forest Lawn Cemetery at Buffalo, New York, dedicated to Nelson Blocher, the son of John and Elizabeth Blocher, are four sculptures that depict the final moment of a Nelson Blocher’s life. 440 more words


Llanfrynach: multum in parvo

Llanfrynach is a little church in the fields just west of Cowbridge. Access is down a narrow, rutted lane; there is no parking space, no electricity, no loos. 1,069 more words