This red-brick beauty, though simple in appearance, has housed a remarkable array of famous tenants over the years, from naval officers to members of the royal family.
In September 2023, I explored London’s hidden corners at the Open House Festival, an annual event that unveils the city’s usually closed spaces. From architectural wonders to historical nooks, London laid bare its secrets, and I was there to capture my fleeting impressions.
The most memorable takeaway for Putin personally from the UK trip probably wasn’t a business deal but a spontaneous theft from a Scottish bakery they were courting for business in Leningrad.
Regrettably, Dmitry Medvedev didn’t heed my advice. It wasn’t his first mistake, and certainly not his last.
Osborne House was Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s haven away from the formalities of court routine. This personal aspect sets it apart from ordinary royal residences, as it was designed to provide respite and a sense of familial intimacy.
Eltham Palace began as a medieval royal residence with a magnificent Great Hall. However, by the early 20th century, the palace had fallen into disrepair—just like Stonehenge. Then, Stephen and Virginia Courtauld stepped in, reimagining Eltham Palace as a canvas for their unique vision.
My fascination with Stonehenge began in childhood as I pored over pictures and stories about this enigmatic structure in old books in the attic. The image of magnificent stones against the backdrop of the English countryside has been embedded in my imagination ever since.
Due to heavy rains in England and Wales, 2019 Cricket World Cup is the wettest tournament of all time resulting in abandonments of several matches. Unlike many other sports, cricket is very weather-sensitive. Climate change could very well destroy it.
More than 8 million tonnes of plastic enter the ocean every year. Currently, scientists can only account for 1% of the plastic they think is in the ocean.
During the restoration of the Assumption Cathedral, which was constructed in the early 15th century in Zvenigorod, Russian archaeologists made a fascinating discovery. They found numerous bird nests that had been built over several centuries under the deteriorated roof. What surprised the researchers even more was that as the nests broke down, they uncovered paper… Read more Avian Archivists: Bird Nests Reveal Hidden Manuscripts