Have you ever wondered what it was like to live back in the 1600s in New England? Before America even was America? A great place to experience what life may have been like is Plimouth Plantation in the state of Massachusetts.
The steamship Atlantic (1871) was built for the White Star Line, as part of a class of sisters. She was the second one after the Oceanic (1870). Following Oceanic and Atlantic were the Baltic (1871) and the Republic (1871). Following these would be the Adriatic (1871) and the Celtic (1872). These ships were built between 1870 and 1872, by Harland and Wolff in Belfast, which had been specified by a contract between Gustav Schwabe and Thomas Ismay that finance would be provided for the White Star Line on the condition it have its ships built by Harland and Wolff.
Santiago de Compostela is the place of legends. As the alleged final resting place of St James, a disciple of Jesus who allegedly travelled to the Iberian Peninsular in the first century to preach his teachings, millions take to the Camino de Santiago to honour his story and pay homage to his shrine.
Think back to your elementary and high school days, and ask yourself: "Who discovered America?" You're probably hearing nursery rhymes about the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria already. You're thinking about how brave the explorers were to cross the vast expanse in their little ships in the 1400s, and about how funny it was they didn't know they weren't in India when they got to America. Well, add these up to all the other lies about Christopher Columbus, because they're wrong. Columbus was quite sure he wasn't in India, and he was also half a millennium late to the North America party. In case the discarded battle axes and rotting longboats weren't a clue, the Vikings had beaten him there by quite a stretch, as Cracked points out.
When you hear the term "heritage preservation" for the first time, you might be thinking back to the use of some chemicals which would preserve the collection of your Grandma’s canned soups or pickled jars in an edible state! Or maybe even a boring, history-related course that you happily dodged at university! But heritage preservation is nothing like that. It’s basically the planned preservation and execution of activities which help to protect our historical and cultural resources. This is important for the society, the economy, and the world as a whole. Heritage sites aren’t just meant for you to take photos at, they symbolize a rich past and a bright future.
Evidently ahead of their time in all areas of the humanities, the Romans in particular saw the advancements in Greek culture in architecture, theology and art, and adopted their ideas.
Roadside attractions and amusement parks get closed down and left abandoned all over the world. While some seem to thrive and stay open forever, others close down and leave giant dinosaur statues covered in moss. Some of them pass on the rides, games, and decor that fill their walls or property, others leave the items behind to rot away.
The city dedicated to the Greek God Hercules was founded as a new city or 'Nea-polis' by the Greeks, the Italian region Napoli or Naples being the descendant of that place name. A Roman holiday resort, Herculaneum boasted a swimming pool, playing fields and beautifully decorated public baths. The public facilities and scale of the extravagance in the 'civitas' or town portray what seems to have been a quaint recreational village for holidaying Patricians.
The Tennessee State Prison located in Nashville, Tennessee is said to be haunted. Built in 1898, this prison has housed thousands of inmates of various crimes. It could be quite possible this building is filled with aberrations roaming the halls, forever incarcerated with no way out.
In every city lies another city. That's where you'll find the ghosts.
One of the best things about working in travel PR is the opportunity it presents to visit familiar places and learn new things about them.