Named for Achilles, the 1891 Achilleion Palace was built for Austro-Hungarian Empress Elisabeth of Bavaria (‘Sisi’) as a classically Greek-inspired summer residence until her 1898 assassination by an Italian anarchist. Germany’s Kaiser Wilhelm II owned it (1907) until it became a 1919 spoil of war for Greece. It served as school, hospital & headquarters from 1914 on. Restored in 1962, it was a casino & setting for a 1981 James Bond film. The landscape, foliage, architecture and art studies are accompanied by Johann C. Bach’s lively Quartet in B-flat Major (Rondo), performed by the Quartetto Gelato.
Lake Superior’s weathered granite cobble beach at Rossport Campground, Canada, overlooks the Casque Isles to the south across Schreiber Channel. Don Drews
Creatively imaged scenes from Hamilton Canada’s Albion Falls accompanies Anthony Vanderbrugge’s evocative electronic composition ‘Steccatto Moulato’. Don Drews
Rock Glen Conservation Area, on the Ausable River in Arkona, Ontario, Canada, is renowned for its Devonian-era fossils dating back 350 million years. The adjacent Ausable Gorge was first inhabited by paleo-people over 6000 years […]