Thursday, October 23, 2014

Statue of Liberty, New York City, USA 2014

Statue of Liberty, New York City

The Statue of Liberty, since 1924 a National Monument, is recognized as a universal symbol of freedom and democracy.

Potala Palace, Lhasa, Tibet 2014

Potala Palace, Lhasa, Tibet

The Potala Palace at the peak of Marpo Ri, the "Red Hill" is the symbol of Lhasa (sacred land), a treasure of Tibetan history, religion, culture and arts.

Cambodia 2014

Angkor Wat, Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia

The ruins of Angkor are located to the north of Tonle Sap lake and south of the Kulen Hills, near the city of Siem Reap,

Angkor is one of the most important archaeological sites in South-East Asia. 

The Angkor Archaeological Park contains the magnificent remains of the different capitals of the Khmer Empire, (9th to the 15th century), including the temples of Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, and the Bayon Temple. Todayit is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Angkor was the ancient capital of the Khmer empire, in western Cambodia and one of the world's greatest cultural treasures, today the national symbol of the country,

Great Wall of China 2014

Chinese Great Wall

Great Wall of China (长城)China
The Long Wall is really an amazing landmark and today the most celebrated symbol of China. In pre modern times the Great Wall was also recognized as a symbol of the futility and cruelty of the first emperor's political and military ambitions. ..

Taj Mahal Agra 2014

Taj Mahal, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India

Satellite View of Taj Mahal using Google Earth Data

Satellite view is showing Taj Mahal in Agra, a city in India
The immense mausoleum covered with white marble was built in Agra between 1631
and 1648 by decree of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, in memory of his beloved
wife Arjumand Banu Begum, her nickname: Mumtaz Mahal.
The "crown of buildings" is the symbol of the Indian nation..
Taj Mahal world heritage site in the city of Agra, Uttar Pradesh, seen from the banks of Yamuna river, with Mihman Khana or assembly hall (left) and Taj Mahal mosque (right), the two almost identical buildings on either side.

Monument 2014

Giza Pyramid and the Great Sphinx near Cairo, Egypt

Giza Pyramid and the Great Sphinx nearCairoEgypt
The pyramids are a symbol of the high culture of dynastic ancient Egypt...

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Haymarket Hotel London, United Kingdom 2014

Lobby (86363276)
  • As good or better than expected
  • Brilliant location, rooms and staff

Exterior View (39027797)One bedroom suite (64400103)

Rockliffe Hall Hurworth-on-Tees, United Kingdom 2014

Rockliffe Hall (41319428)

Description;Rockliffe Hall's Drawing Room (28600053)

  • Use of Spa only - for now!!
  • A pleasant & quality stay

The Morley Hayes Hotel Morley, United Kingdom 2014

Roosters Gardens (77702017)


  • 5* hotel, excellent grounds!
  • Panacotta, blood orange jelly, sorbet and honeycomb (90665239)exceptional

Casa Hotel Chesterfield, United Kingdom 2014

Lounge (29573144)


  • Mum and Dads 50th Wedding anniversary!
  • Tenth anniversary.

Longueville Manor StSaviour, United Kingdom 2014

Entrance by night (84193174)


  • Impeccable Service, Fabulous location
  • Fabulous hotel , service and food

Braye Beach Hotel Alderney, Channel Islands 2014

Braye Beach Hotel (58983074)


  • If only all hotels were like this one!
  • Perfect hotel

Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences London, United Kingdom 2014

Horse Carriage Rides (79777512)

  • Superb stay at this wonderful place
  • Simply outstanding in every respect

Swinton Park Ripon, United Kingdom 2014

LBASWIA (39025582)

Swinton Park Hotel is probably everybody's dream country mansion so to be able to stay there is a fantastic bonus. Great entrance drive, long and sweeping and with plenty of Deer to look at as you drive in. Hotel is very comfortable although parts of it are a bit dated. Threadbare carpets etc. But room was nice, quite big, but.

Coworth Park - Dorchester Collection Ascot, United Kingdom 2014

Coworth Park_Croquet Lawn_Exterior (74192948)

  • amazing
  • Just excellent
  • This luxurious country house hotel on the borders of Windsor Great Park is high-end style without the stuffiness. It’s an idyllic place for a romantic retreat and a favourite with families seeking a relaxing break with a dash of adventure. 

The Milestone Hotel London, United Kingdom 2014

Deluxe King (39183276)


From the moment you arrive, you know you are someplace special. The entire staff is kind, efficient, knowledgeable and have impeccable manners. We stay here whenever in London.