Places


Madurodam – Holland in miniatures

The miniature park in The Hague amazes both children and adults. Every element has been meticulously finished to the last detail. The urban space of Madurodam has been designed by Siebie Jan Bouma, an…


Pembroke Castle

Pembroke Castle (South Wales) is known mainly for being the birthplace of Henry VII Tudor (1457). Very well preserved, the castle dates back to the Norman times (1093). During its long history…


Black Lady and Janowiec Castle

We have talked about Kazimierz over the Vistula, and on the other side of the river, on a cliff, like Carreg Cennen Castle in Wales, there is a magnate castle of Janowiec,…


Kazimierz Dolny on the Vistula

Once I showed photos of various Polish towns and cities to my friends in Wales. They liked Kazimierz Dolny best. The town used to be known as Wietrzna Góra (a…


Tenby – ‘Little England beyond Wales’

Dinbych-y-pysgod (Eng. Tenby), that is Fortlet of the fish. A harbour town at Carmarthen Bay, Pembrokeshire, South Wales. Until recently it was called Little England beyond Wales as it feels quite anglicised. Tenby is…


Hoteland

Still on the same holiday note: the Netherlands. The architecture of hotels there, especially at the seaside, is very often state of the art. Anything to encourage tourists to come….