Archive for April, 2011

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    Kensington Palace

    Posted in Europe | April 19, 2011
    Kensington Palace is a site that simply exudes history. The site was known originally as Nottingham House, and belonged to the Earl of Nottingham. The mansion was bought off from the Earl of Nottingham by William III in 1696. The Earl was his Secretary of State at that time. After purchasing the mansion, he made several additions and improvements in the house, such as the Royal apartments for the King and Queen, as well as the widening of the private road. Kensington Palace was stayed in by a number of noted royal personages. Queen Ann stayed here for quite some time in the early seventeen hundreds. The apartments were improved by the Queen, who also extended the apartments, and also added some garden buildings. She also added an orangery in  [...]
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    Lincoln Castle

    Posted in Europe | April 12, 2011
    Lincoln Castle, was built in early 11th century by the legendary – William the conqueror.  It is amongst the first castles built by the Norman, erected in 1068. According to the Domesday Book, 166 Saxon houses were emptied to build Lincoln Castle. William used long stone walls for developing mammoth fortresses in Warwick, Nottingham & York. The sight from the Lincoln Castle has the ever lasting impression which spots River Witham, Bardney and beyond whereas the other side depicts the power station in Trent Valley. The impressive castle has its own beauty with its two mottes. One of the mottes has erected The Observatory Tower. During the end of The Anarchy (the war between Stephen and his cousin Matilda for control of throne) the original  [...]
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    Topkapi Palace

    Posted in Europe | April 5, 2011
    The Topkapi Palace is a legendary building in Istanbul, Turkey. The structure has been stayed in officially by the Ottoman Sultans for more than four centuries. The Turkish palace is a major testimony to the history of Turkey. There are a huge number of reasons why the iconic palace is so famous a destination. There are a good number of sights on offer. Sultan Mehmed II gave the order for the new palace to be constructed in fourteen fifty nine after the Ottoman Conquest of fourteen fifty three. The palace started growing on almost organic scale, with the highest point of elevation at the promontory was reserved as the private quarters of the palace. The rest of the buildings stretch outward toward the Bosporus shores. Topkapi Palace has thirty  [...]
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    Glamis Castle

    Posted in Europe | April 1, 2011
    If a luxury holiday in Scotland close to Angus and the surrounding areas, you certainly have to visit the Glamis Castle. It is one of the most beautiful and historic of Scotland’s castles. It is a must see visit that is visited by travelers in huge numbers from all over the world. Glamis Castle goes back a number of centuries, and there are a huge number of historical associations that make it stand out from the run of the mill attractions. The Royal Family of the present age is also connected with the castle. The Queen Mother had her home here when she was a child. The castle is also featured as the setting for the tragedy Macbeth by William Shakespeare. The castle grounds are exquisite. The formal gardens are formal and the woodlands  [...]
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