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A HOTEL — LOST IN ATHENS Adrian Mourby

A HOTEL — LOST IN ATHENS

Photograph:  (c) Kate Tadman-Mourby 2021 PATRICIA HIGHSMITH AND THE STRANGE CASE OF THE DISAPPEARING KINGS PALACE HOTEL OF ATHENS Patricia Highsmith was one of the best crime writers of the twentieth century. Her tales of Thomas Ripley ...

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Mourby of Bürgenstock Adrian Mourby

Mourby of Bürgenstock

BÜRGENSTOCK, Switzerland In August 2017 the Bürgenstock reopened to the public. Mr Mourby visited the heart of the continent. Mrs Mourby was kind enough to bring her camera. In 1871 two Swiss men bought a mountain in order to put a ho...

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The Rise of the Swiss Grand Hotel (2) HOTELS

The Rise of the Swiss Grand Hotel (2)

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...

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The Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

Since decades “The Oriental”, as it is affectionately known by travellers from all over the globe, leads the lists of all...Read More

Raffles Hotel

Raffles Hotel

The historic building (top, slide to the right): The "new" Raffles main building in 1899. It opened on 18 November 1899, featuring the all new...Read More

Le Royal

Le Royal

In 1923/24, the construction of a 55-room hotel in Phnom Penh was proposed, with Ernest Hébrard as architect. A visionary planner, he was in...Read More

Galle Face

Galle Face

The Galle Face Hotel was established in 1864, five years before the Suez Canal came into operation. A journey through the Suez Canal was a...Read More

Half Moon

Half Moon

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