This photo is from a trip many years ago to the ruins of Aventicum, the largest Roman town and capital of Roman Switzerland. If you are looking to visit Roman ruins outside of Italy, Switzerland has a number of wonderful ruins, including the open-museum of Augusta Raurica, and Vitudurum.
Tucked away near Prescott, Ontario is the Battle of the Windmill national historic site. Situated alongside the tranquil St. Lawrence river, the Battle of the Windmill took place in 1838, after the Upper Canada Rebellion, when British troops and local militia defeated an invasion force of 250 American hunters, and Canadian rebels. The insurgents first tried to attack Prescott on the morning of November 12, however the attack was repelled, forcing them downriver to Windmill Point where they occupied the hamlet […]
One of the great things about Montreal is that it is one of the oldest cities in North America, and as such abounds in historic things to see. Outside of Montreal and Quebec City, no other large cities have done as good a job in preserving older buildings and sites. This trip we visited a small historic site just outside the downtown called Maison Saint-Gabriel. The building is 300 years old, and exemplifies the traditional […]
Tucked away a small distance from Keflavik is Víkingaheimar or “Viking World”. The architecturally pleasing building looking intriguing from the highway, although it’s easy to miss as you’re driving from the airport to Reykjavik. But it’s well worth stopping. The museum is composed largely of a great glass hall holding Íslendingur, the Viking ship which made its journey from Iceland to North America in 2000. It is an exact reconstruction of the Viking Age longship Gokstad, found at an archaeological […]