Author Archives: Adventures in Preservation

About Adventures in Preservation

Huge fans of the world's architectural heritage, making it a point to seek out historic buildings wherever we travel. Bloggers include co-founder of Adventures in Preservation, a non-profit organizing historic preservation-based volunteer vacations, and AiP interns.

Exploring the Best of Bruges (and its Buildings)

By Amandine Dowle Bruges is a beautiful medieval town, located two and a half hours by train from Paris and 50 minutes from Brussels. Often called the Venice of the North for its canals, Bruges reveals its beauty at any … Continue reading

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More than Just a Museum in Münchingen…

Zeina Elcheikh celebrates a small town museum. Arriving in Münchingen, it’s easy to delight in the traditional architecture of the old houses and barns as you wander about. Behind the remarkable Rathaus (Town Hall), stands a quiet old building, a … Continue reading

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When Memories Hurt…

Zeina Elcheikh writes about the loss of Syria’s heritage to war While waiting for a Heavenly resolution, since the whole world failed to decide on what to stop or whom to support, my heart breaks for the sight of children—the … Continue reading

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Between a Post and a Stop: What Time is This Place?

Zeina Elcheikh writes about her encounter with a “historic” tourist attraction in Egypt. Apologizing for using the title of Kevin Lynch’s fabulous book as a part of this piece’s title keeps me safe from being accused of committing a flagrant clone-plagiarism. … Continue reading

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Slovenia…A Country of Culture and Charm

Once a significant part of the mighty Austro-Hungarian Empire, present-day Slovenia became an independent nation with the dissolution of Yugoslavia in 1991.  It is bordered by Italy, Austria, Hungary and Croatia.  Slovenia is renowned as a diligent, hard-working nation, part … Continue reading

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Beyond the Borders: Nubian Culture and Cultural Tourism

This post comes from thesis work by Zeina Elcheikh entitled Culture and Tourism in Southern Egypt. The work focused on the role on cultural tourism in preserving cultural identity and the challenges it faces in the cases of ethnic minorities, such as … Continue reading

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Thank a Preservationist

In this month known for giving thanks, we at Adventures in Preservation want to express our heartfelt thanks to those people with the vision and foresight to step in, step up and speak out for heritage. Thank you preservationists! Preservation … Continue reading

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