Tag: history

Il Castel del Monte, southern Italy

November 3, 2022 (internet image) Il Castel del Monte, a very unusual, totally symmetrical octagonal castle built during the 1240s by King/Holy Roman Emperor, Frederick II in Andria, Southern Italy. The medieval dwelling is located 15 miles from Andria and 50 from Bari.It’s possible… Continue Reading “Il Castel del Monte, southern Italy”

the site of treason/West Point

September 22, 2022 Treason Site Within these woods, in the early hours of September 22, 1780, American General Benedict Arnold and British Major John Andre plotted the surrender of the American fortress at West Point. While attempting to return to British lines, Andre was… Continue Reading “the site of treason/West Point”

Timgad, an ancient Roman city

September 15, 2022 “The ruins of Timgad lies on the slopes of the Aures Massif, about 35 km east of the town of Batna, in modern-day Algeria. Built nearly 2,000 years ago, by the Roman Emperor Trajan, the city is laid out in great… Continue Reading “Timgad, an ancient Roman city”

WASHINGTON MONUMENT STATE PARK

July 16, 2020 The other day, we drove up to Washington Monument State Park, so I could take some pictures and get a feel for the place. Next year, we are having our family reunion there. Here are some photos I took… Washington Monument… Continue Reading “WASHINGTON MONUMENT STATE PARK”

volcanic summer

May 20, 2020 So today, I’m stepping away from my dad’s story – just for a minute (week). I’m just about to the end, which means I will be editing and getting it ready to publish. Yes, I plan on publishing it. I know… Continue Reading “volcanic summer”