Category Archives: Historic Buildings

Five Destinations in India with a Glorious Past to Explore

A guest post by Rohit Agarwalhe All countries have a past, with a distinct heritage, and India is no exception. Sadly, several places in India with a glorious past have been almost forgotten now. These places had been the epicentres of monarchy and … Continue reading

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Giving the Past a Future: Historical Preservation at Kulla Isuf Mazrekaj – Drenoc, Kosovo

Originally posted on The Runaway Bunny:
Like anything that’s been around for several centuries, the Isuf Mazrekaj kulla is finding that it needs to adapt in order to survive. These stone towers, potent symbols of traditional Islamic Kosovar culture, were particularly…

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Historic Pubs

The holidays, for me at least, are a time to catch up with friends and family, and to indulge a little bit as well. On raw winter days escaping into a warmly lit pub to meet with friends seems just … Continue reading

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Hope for Gyumri

My name is Armen Hovsepyan, I was born and raised in Gyumri. I received my education both in Gyumri, Armenia and in the US. I returned from the States so that I could use my knowledge in my hometown… Thus … Continue reading

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Swan Song to Summer: A Visit to Swannanoa in the Blue Ridge Mountains

A Gilded Age mansion built of gleaming white marble and decorated with sumptuous materials—including a 4,000 piece Tiffany stained glass window—sits at the juncture between Shenandoah National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Overlooking Charlottesville, this surprising 52-room country estate … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning

Spring! Leaves, flowers, birds, cute baby animals, warm weather. And cleaning. Recently, I had the opportunity to participate in phase one of the architectural mothballing of a run-down apartment building. Early one Saturday morning a few weeks ago (though not as … Continue reading

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The Three Rs of Preservation

Reduce, reuse, recycle. Reading, writing, ‘rithmetic. For some reason, Rs come in threes. In historic preservation, those three Rs are sometimes said to be renovation, restoration, and rehabilitation. So for this upcoming Earth Day, we thought we’d take a look … Continue reading

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