Tagged: history

Italy – Living History

Among the countless treasures in Rome is Castel Sant’Angelo. This monument was commissioned by Hadrian to serve as his mausoleum. Constructed between 134 and 139AD, the towering, cylindrical building commands a presence as an...

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The “Modern” Kilt

As we’ve learned in the last three posts, the kilt, as we know it, evolved from an earlier version (feileadh mor) worn for hundreds of years. What precipitated the change? The modern kilt was...

The Feileadh Mor

The kilt we know today did not exist before the early 1800’s. Prior to that time, men wore a feileadh mor (pronounced filla more), sometimes called a plaid. The feileadh mor is also referred...

Forbidden City-crowded

Low Season

Planning a trip to China includes deciding the best time to go. One concern is weather. Another is being there when sites are not overly crowded. We chose to go to China in May,...