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”
Category Archives: A Bit Of History
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”