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Gatehouse entrance to Hampton Court Palace in England

Royal History and Extravagance at Hampton Court Palace, England

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Henry VIII, possibly England's most famous King, had many palaces throughout the country that his court would move between when they had exhausted the surrounding resources. Of all of Henry's palaces and castles, only two remain standing today. Situated on the Thames in Surrey, just upstream of London, Hampton Court Palace has stood for 500… Read More

Napoleon Courtyard at the Louvre in Paris, France

View of Napoleon Courtyard at the Louvre in Paris

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Today's photo is of an afternoon view of the Pyramide du Louvre and Napoleon Courtyard at Palais du Louvre in Paris, France. This is the typical view of the Louvre that you get when walking up to the entrance. During the day this courtyard is packed full of tourists lined up to enter the Pyramid… Read More

The Tower Bridge in London, England

A Photo Journey Through London

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Our recent trip to England was our first time in the country, and so one of the places that I wanted to get to know most was, of course, its capital city. London is one of the most visited cities in the world, full of interesting historical sites and with a picturesque setting on the… Read More

A grotesque looks out over Paris from Notre Dame Cathedral

A Grotesque Looks Out Over Paris from Notre Dame

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Today's travel photo is of a grotesque looking out over Paris from the towers of Notre Dame Cathedral. Climbing to the top of Notre Dame was one of the best things that we did in Paris. Not only are the views amazing, but you get up close and personal with the amazing architecture of the… Read More

Courtyard inside Hampton Court Palace, England

Courtyard in Hampton Court Palace, England

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Today's travel photo is of the entrance courtyard inside Hampton Court Palace in England. Hampton Court was built in the 16th century for King Henry VIII and much of the architecture of the original palace remains unchanged. The following century, King William III and Queen Mary expanded the palace to try and rival Versailles. Today… Read More

The Eiffel Tower at night in Paris, France

Eiffel Tower lit up at Night in Paris, France

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It seems only fitting that the first photo that I publish from my recent trip to Paris should be of the Eiffel Tower. It is, after all, the city's most famous landmark. We first visited the Eiffel Tower during the day, and as I expected, I wasn't wowed by it. In my opinion, other sights… Read More

View of London and a tower from St Paul's Cathedral

Climbing to the top of St Paul’s Cathedral in London

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Blue skies and sun shined down upon us as we stepped out of Waterloo Station for a day of sightseeing in London. Although still cold in the shadows of the buildings, out in the sun it was nice and warm and I removed my jacket, possibly for the first time since I landed in England… Read More

Ancient Roman Walls in Silchester, England

Ancient Roman Walls in Silchester, England

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Today's travel photo is of the Ancient Roman Walls at the roman ruins in Silchester, England. This photo might look like an ordinary English farm paddock, but the stone wall on the right is nearly 2000 years old, built as defense of the Roman town of Calleva Atrebatum. The town itself dates back even further… Read More

The twin towered Gatehouse at Donnington Castle, Berkshire, England

The Medieval Ruins of Donnington Castle, England

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Just north of Newbury in Berkshire, stands the ruins of a castle I had never heard of. It took a drive to the small village of Donnington, down a quiet village lane to a typical English field to discover what remains of a 14th century castle. Donnington Castle was built in the 1380's for Sir… Read More

View of the Tower Bridge in London, UK

Tower Bridge from The Thames in London

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Today's travel photo is of a view of the Tower Bridge from a boat on the Thames in London, England. During my recent trip to London, we took a cruise along the Thames to the Tower of London, which took us under the Tower Bridge, one of the iconic landmarks of the city. A cruise… Read More

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