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Europe / Travel

History Comes Alive at JORVIK Viking Center in York, England: 

One of the Dioramas at the JORVIK Viking Center (©simon@myeclecticimages.com)

Where modern technology brings the past into the present York, England is one of my favorite places to visit. Not only because my sister-in-law and her husband live there, but because the city consists of layer upon layer of history. One of these fascinating layers is comprised of remnants of the Viking era, 800 – […]

Europe / Travel

Titanic Experience

Two Historical Perspectives on One Unforgettable Maritime Tragedy Part 2: Titanic Experience Cobh Several months after Simon, Otto, and I immersed ourselves in history and tragedy at Titanic Belfast, we found ourselves in County Cork, Ireland. There, in the town of Cobh, we discovered another fascinating aspect of the story at Titanic Experience. This was […]

Europe / Travel

Titanic:

Two Historical Perspectives on One Unforgettable Maritime Tragedy Part 1: Titanic Belfast The story of the ill-fated maiden voyage of RMS Titanic has been the subject of books, poems, films, documentaries, theatrical productions, and much speculation. Most focus on the final hours of the doomed ship and her passengers, but before Titanic’s end, her story […]

Asia / Travel

Propaganda Poster Art Center in Shanghai:

Discover How One Man’s Determination Preserved History.  Shanghai, like the rest of China, is abundant with awe-inspiring treasures. Some are well-known and in plain view, while others are easy to pass by. One such treasure is the Propaganda Poster Art Center. Housed in an unassuming apartment building in Shanghai’s former French Concession, the museum/art gallery […]

Food & Beverage / North America / Travel Tips

Drink Your Fruity Fill at Strawbale Winery:

Home to Unique Wines, Jumping Chickens and Cuddly Cats The city of Sioux Falls disappeared behind us as we navigated the road leading to Strawbale Winery. The South Dakota autumn sky was a brilliant blue, and the late afternoon sun warmed us through the open windows of our car. From what we had been told […]

North America / Travel

Huntsville’s U.S. Space and Rocket Center:

Dining in the Shadow of a Saturn V Rocket and More If you’re old enough to remember July 20, 1969, you surely remember where you were and what you were doing the day Neil Armstrong uttered those famous words, “A small step for man. A giant step for Mankind.” For me, it was the day […]