Tag: fortress

Morocco 2017 – A race, a fortress, and a film studio…

More kasbahs and ksars. One so close and yet so far away in Ouarzazate, where shenanigans play out on a stage set or two…

Morocco 2017 – A citadel and a Berber carpet shop…

We depart the Todra Gorge and head toward a magnificent citadel, and yet another carpet loom…

Andalucia 2012 – The Alcazar…

The Alcazar was started in 1328 as a military fortification, and was later extended to include gardens, transforming int a residence for the Catholic monarchs after the Reconquista. Christopher Columbus was received here by Ferdinand and Isabella…

Crossroads Tour – The Bosphorus…

I find the Sirkeci train station, the arrival point of the legendary Orient Express. I had hoped to come to Istanbul on this train, but it only runs twice a year, departing out of London.

Crossroads Tour – Portovenere…

“Portus Veneris” was first mentioned in the itinerary of Emperor Antonio in 161 AD, when it was used as a naval station for Romans on their way to Gaul and Spain. The city was fortified in 1160.