Bobby was a Skye Terrier dog that became famous in 19th century Edinburgh, Scotland.
Bobby's owner John Gray died in 1858 and was buried in Greyfriars Kirkyard, the cemetery surrounding Greyfriars Kirk in the Old Town of Edinburgh. Bobby is said to have spent the rest of his life guarding his master's grave.
Today, a small statue of Greyfriars Bobby stands in front of Greyfriars k...
Riverside, Iowa, is the future birthplace of Captain James T. Kirk of Star Trek fame. The town takes advantage of that little piece of fiction by holding a Trek Fest every year, complete with a not-quite-exact replica of the U.S.S. Enterprise. Riverside's starship is christened the U.S.S. Riverside.
St Giles' Cathedral is the historic City Church of Edinburgh with its famed crown spire on the Royal Mile between Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Also known as the High Kirk of Edinburgh, it is Presbyterianism's Mother Church and contains the Chapel of the Order of the Thistle.
Built in XIV century, this fortress is a pink sandstone ship standing in a unique location. Transformed into a coast-defence between 1690 and 1715, Castle La Latte (or La Roche-Goyon)remains a fortified castle. The XIVth century defence system is still in place : curtains, towers, drawbridges ans dungeon have travelled down the ages. Listed historic building.
Various movies have been sho...
Riddarholmen, literally The Knights Islet, is an small island in the center of Stockholm, Sweden. The island forms part of Gamla Stan, the old town, and houses a number of private palaces from the 17th century. The main attraction of Riddarholmen is the church, Riddarholmskyrkan, which served as the royal burial church since the 16th century and where a number of Swedish monarchs lie consecrate...
The General Post Office (GPO), designed by Francis Johnson, is located in Dublin's O'Connell Street, is the headquarters of An Post, the Irish postal service. In 1916 it served as the headquarters of the leaders of the Easter Rising.
During the Easter Rising, the building was extensively damaged and not repaired until the Irish Free State government took the task to itself. The buil...
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