By Alexandra Redisch at Lake Trasimeno Last April I found myself in a palazzo in Umbria, listening to enthusiastic Hannibal scholar, professor Giovanni Brizzi. He walks me through the epic battle that played out on the banks of Lake Trasimeno more than two thousand years ago. This is where the Roman army met the fearsome Hannibal of Carthage, [...]
If you’re in Vilnius and want to get out of town, historic and enchanting Trakai is an easy day-trip and a pleasant place to spend a Saturday.
Akbar wanted Fatehpur Sikri to be the most beautiful city ever built. But style won over substance; no easy access to water. The city was soon abandoned.
I like photographing windows. Usually from the outside. But this window is different. Here, we’re looking out. Out on the deliciously spooky Bodmin Moor.
Carthage was the work of a woman. Phoenician Queen Dido founded this African city, and it soon became a thriving, brilliant civilization.
This is Cornwall, so Trerice Manor is naturally frequented by otherworldly beings. Here, it’s the ghosts of a servant girl and a stable boy.
Jamaica Inn has a fascinating location and history. Situated on Cornwall’s deliciously eerie Bodmin Moor, this is a coaching inn from 1750.
I’m mysteriously drawn to cemeteries, especially old ones. Wandering along the rows, looking at grave stones, I try to imagine the lives of those long since departed. One particularly evocative graveyard is the Jewish cemetery in Warsaw. — Our way there is fraught with difficulty. Warsaw’s tram drivers point us in the wrong direction time [...]