In 1900 visitors to London were advised by Baedeker to find a hotel on the Strand. The choice began with 700-room Hotel Cecil, built on the site of Lord Cecil’s Thameside home, then the Savoy (built by Richard D’Oyly Carte who produced ...
This week in Yekaterinburg, Russia, 60,000 devoted followers participated in a 22-kilometer procession in honor of the Romanovs, the family of the last Tsar of Russia. It was led by the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill....
Staying at Edinburgh’s Waldorf Astoria recently I was surprised to find my suite in the attic was named after Billy Garioch. The hotel, which was built 110 years ago as The Caledonian, is still known locally as “The Caley”. It...
Lightly I do not speak of happiness, Yet I almost think I am happy here. Thomas Mann
HOTEL SUVRETTA HOUSE
The Engadine - where people greet each other with 'Allegra', a Ladin expression roughly meaning, in today's terms, 'be...
HOTEL: ST PANCRAS RENNAISSANCE LONDON
ROOMS WE LIKE: OVERLOOKING THE STATION PLATFORMS
ARCHITECT: George Gilbert Scott
Like most people I like to think of myself as reasonably tolerant. I believe that even the most pernicious...
The City of Lucerne
By Andreas Augustin
In the mid of the 19th century, Switzerland had narrowly avoided financial ruin. In the years leading up to 1880, Switzerland was a classic emigration land. It was very much partially due to the influx of t...
In 1954, a group of wealthy individuals including Donald Deskey, the fabled designer (among his works the Radio City Music Hall); Harvey Firestone,...Read More
Happiness is made to be shared, knew the great French dramatist Jean Baptiste Racine (†1699).
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