Sydney used to have one of the largest metropolitan tram fleets in the world. This all changed in the 1950s when trams were progressively replaced with buses. Rozelle Tram Depot still houses six… Read More
These strange structures found in southern Peru are called chullpas and belong to the nobility of a pre-Incan people.
The Red Fort of Agra is an immense fortress-palace and was the seat of government of the Mughal Empire for much of its existence. It sits not far from the Taj Mahal, near… Read More
The Tomb of Humayun is an early example of the Mughal style that would culminate in masterpieces such as the Taj Mahal. Herein lies the second of the Great Mughals.
The Inca settlement of Ollantaymbo was a focal point of Inca resistance during the Spanish conquest of Peru. The adjacent town of the same name is one of the most intact Inca towns… Read More
The immense yet intricate masonry of the Inca sacred site Sacsayhuaman, on the outskirts of Cuzco, Peru. The unfinished look to the tops of the walls show where the Spaniards took stone to… Read More
An Evzone soldier stands guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Athens, Greece. The Scots did not have a monopoly on going to war in skirts. The ceremonial uniform of the… Read More
Off the coast of Normandy in northern France. Surrounded by some of the fastest tides in Europe, the thousand year old abbey and fortified island is famous for holding out against the English… Read More
Built between five hundred to a thousand years ago, the monks and hermits of the Greek Orthodox Church sought ever more remote and difficult-to-reach places from where to pray and contemplate. Hence their… Read More
Hagia Sophia. Santa Sophia. Aya Sofya. Church of Holy Wisdom. Has any other church in the world been witness to so many monumental events in history? The eruption of the Great Schism. The… Read More
This Escher-like structure is part of the Taman Sari or Water Castle in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, built originally for the pleasure of the Royal Family of Yogyakarta.
On 12 October 2002, several bombs exploded in the heart of Kuta, Bali’s main backpacker district, killing 202 people, including 152 foreigners. 88 Australians were also killed, making it the second largest single… Read More