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.
Ontario Canada’s Pic River forms sand dunes where it meets Lake Superior. Accompanied by lively native funk, this slide show features sweeping landscapes and interesting close-ups of the Pic and its active sand dune complex. […]
Colourful, scintillating silvery landscapes after an early spring ice storm on Waterloo Region’s Walter Bean Grand River Trail between the 1926 Waterloo Pioneers Memorial Tower and 2012 pedestrian bridge. .Don Drews Please leave this […]
Lake Superior’s weathered granite cobble beach at Rossport Campground, Canada, overlooks the Casque Isles to the south across Schreiber Channel. Don Drews Please leave this field empty Check your inbox or spam folder to confirm […]