Liberty Ships – Small Pieces of History

Above The USS Alstede 1965 Get to Know an Old Liberty Ship There are ships that having been retired (decommissioned) are now serving as living history museums. Ships like the aircraft carrier Intrepid a Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City and a number of battleships like the North Carolina and Missouri. ThereContinue reading “Liberty Ships – Small Pieces of History”

Thera/Santorini And the Death Of A Civilization

You’re standing on the deck of a cruise ship near Santorini, Greece that’s anchored in the middle of a ring of islands. The near island’s sheer cliffs rise almost a six hundred feet right out of the water. You are looking at the aftermath of the largest explosive event in all of human history. OverContinue reading “Thera/Santorini And the Death Of A Civilization”

A Ladder Sits At A Church Window

A Ladder At The Church of the Holy Sepulchre Located in the northwest quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem is a church erected on the most sacred site in Christianity. It sits against a hill known as Calvary or Golgotha where Jesus was crucified. Within the church dating back to the forth century isContinue reading “A Ladder Sits At A Church Window”

Richard The Lionheart In The Holy Land

King Richard I And The Third Crusade In the twelfth century various orders of knights controlled land and cities along the Mediterranean coast from Tyre in Lebanon to south of Acre in Israel. The major orders included the Order of the Knights of St. John or The Hospitallers, the Order of the Temple of SolomonContinue reading “Richard The Lionheart In The Holy Land”

Tales of the Lionheart

A Legend Of A King Along The Danube In Europe I am like a kid in a candy store. I do love history and here it comes at you from every direction. Some time ago we were on a boat west of Vienna cruising the Danube and glided past the ruins of Durnstein Castle. In EuropeanContinue reading “Tales of the Lionheart”

Did NASA Fake Moon Photographs?

A Short Story Okay, this doesn’t have much to do with travel but I thought I’d tell it anyway. Short Answer • Yes and No Back when I was a much younger man I worked in photographic science for a company that engineered specialized photographic equipment. I was a field engineer and dealt with systemsContinue reading “Did NASA Fake Moon Photographs?”

The RMS Titanic

A Legend That Lives On… In the annals of travel there have been a number of great tragedies. The Hindenburg Disaster The air disaster at Tenerife The Vegas hotel fire The Tsunami at Ao Nang, Thailand Along with a number of ocean liner sinking disasters that include; The Lusitania The Andrea Doria The Costa ConcordiaContinue reading “The RMS Titanic”