Legends about mermaids have persisted throughout the ages and in various cultures. I wonder what it was about fish that made people think that a half-human half-fish creature could be a possibility.
Prague’s lengthy promenades along the river Vltava are one of the most under-rated features of the city. Walking along them provides you with a great view of the city’s main areas and features
Fort St Angelo guarding the harbour. This is a quintessential view of Malta from the capital, Valletta. Many assume that the Knights built it for the Great Siege of Malta, but this is not correct.
Gargoyles are a common feature on Gothic or medieval buildings. They are primarily meant to ensure water does not trickle down masonry, but some of them are merely decorative.
On 29 May 1493, the Ottoman Empire captured the eastern capital of the Roman Empire, Constantinople. On 18 May 1565, the Ottoman Empire advanced on the tiny island of Malta but failed to capture it. The two battles are linked in a not-so-obvious way. In 1493, the Ottoman Empire was based … Continue reading