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.
Norwegian King Haakon V built Akershus Castle in 1290 A.D. to protect Oslo from maritime attack, notably Sweden. Never captured in battle, it also served as a Norwegian prison. Without combat, Akershus Fortress was surrendered […]
The bowstring arch design of Cambridge Canada’s 1931 heritage Grand River Galt Main Street bridge is emblematic of Ontario’s Grand River valley. Colourful close-ups with scenic landscapes.. Don Drews Please leave this field emptyEmail * […]
Creatively imaged scenes from Hamilton Canada’s Albion Falls accompanies Anthony Vanderbrugge’s evocative electronic composition ‘Steccatto Moulato’. Don Drews Please leave this field emptyEmail * Check your inbox or spam folder to confirm your subscription.