St. Augustine Florida celebrated its 450th anniversary during 2015, and with such a long history, it’s no surprise that the city has its share of ghosts. The St. Francis Inn, the former home and current haunting place of Lily, shares much of the city’s history.
Back in 2013 the US Capitol Dome was slowly covered by an upwardly creeping layer of scaffolding. The lights inside that that scaffolding overpowered the other lights of the city for more than a year as craftsmen worked carefully restoring the crown of our Capitol building. Now, the work is done and the wonders of the restoration are out for Americans to see.
Bavaria, one of the country’s most Catholic states, is renowned for its embrace of Christmas, plus its location, nestled against the Alps, provides plenty of wintry visuals. Here is an overview from the German National Tourist Office of some of Bavaria’s top Christmas activities and sights from the spectacular mountains to castles and holy sites to storied walled cities.
New Orleans scene is more a feeling, an atmosphere, an essence than a brick-and-mortar town, even if some of those buildings are still in decay limbo since Katrina. It’s a city of comedy and tragedy, decadence and elegance, sacred and profane. New Orleans is not a politically correct city, there’s no middle class and there’s no middle ground; it’s a place that celebrates rather than shuns its eccentrics, of which there are many.
Here are the top 10 European cemeteries and European burial sites according to comments of its members by TripAdvisor. These range from WWII cemeteries along the Normanday coast to Rome’s catacombs burrowed into the soft rock under the ancient capital.