Just for the heck
of it here is a collection of links of interest to various subjects
for research, literature, history
or just fun and entertainment value. Some of these are from my Europe
travels from my travel site, based on my wandering the continent for
meetings, film productions or for research and discovery of stories,
and other unusual
ideas. I've got to some very odd corners, some which I've based stories,
some I still want to. I'll add
to these from time to time.
The Kensington house that Alfred Hitchcock lived in while shooting
his English Films and the Sherlocks Homes Pub with a replica of
the Baker Street Apartments of Holmes and Watson
One of the more unique hotels in London on Baker Street two blocks from the
famous fictional address of the worlds first consuting detective
TRAITOR'S GATE TO MORTIMER'S HOLE
From the story of
Edward III who was nearly murdered along with his young
wife by his own mother and her lover Mortimer.
STRATFORD MAN HOAX OR HERO
greatest mystery - Did He or Didn’t
He? I'm an admitted Edwardian for any
followers of the Shakespeare
authorship conspiracy and some may find some interest
checking out the Shakespeare
sites in Stratford.
CHARLES DICKENS MUSEUM
House in London where Dickens wrote several of his books
GERMAN KING'S FANTASY CASTLE
Neuschwanstein the revivalist castle of "Mad" Ludwig
that inspired Walt Disneys
vision of a castle and inspired Hitlers
obsession with Wagner
BEER IN BAVARIA
II've spent a lot of time in Munich so finding
a good beer is important
HAMBURG'S OLD WAREHOUSE CITY
German thriller Der Tod in Deinen Augen was shot near
the harbor warehouses
of Hamburg. Some of the
story was basedon the idea of the villain character wanting
to tear these down.
SAINT, A CHANTEUSE AND AN EMPEROR
of Clairvaux was connected with the Knights Templar
always a subject of personal fascination
CHATEAU MARSANNAY WINE BURGUNDY
Wine Tasting on the Route Gran Crus the wine road that travels through
ITALIAN CASTLE ARCO
from Germany to Italy over the Alps you see a lot of
castles from the moving windows.
Interesting to get out and find a few
CHATEAU HAUT KONIGSBURG
Alsace Fairy Tale Castle in this area of Alsace which has passed
France and Germany over the centuries.
COLLECTIONS IN THE LOUVRE
can spend days wandering in the Louvre
HOW RAIL PASSES WORK
Passes have been quite useful but takes some caluculation
to see whats most cost effective
MOUNTAIN CASTLE BLACK FOREST
Hohenzollern Castles have a family connection, look for the death masks.
Sometimes called the
was quite an experience walk through a gas shower. Chilling.
Your English Heritage with ancestry tools.
European Golf Links for playing the great maddening game.
Scenic Drive Road from Mediterranian to French Alps starting
in Juan le Pins and Grasse to Grenoble. A nice day trip from Cannes
to take a break from the festival.
role in the Mary Shelly inspiration and Germany's biggest Halloween
Go aboard a replica of the ill-fated Hindenburg or fly
in a real airship
over Lake Constanz.
RESIDENZ CROWN JEWELS - MUNICH
The city center Bavarian Royal Palace, with amazing hall of Roman Emperors and
a look at Munich's rebuilding from WWII bomb damage.
- BEER FESTIVALS
Capital of Baden-Wurttemburg has a Festival for All Seasons
beer, wine, art and the Canstatter actually larger that Bavaria
WALLED MEDIEVAL CITY ROMANTIC ROAD
Romantic Road City with some very curious museums including the torture instruments
and the Museum of Crime and Punishment
IN CHESHIRE ALICE IN WONDERLAND
England's Fanciful Tourist Gem in the Peak District
My first castle and one of the best preserved in England
POTTER'S LAKE DISTRICT
The land of childrens author and artist Beatrix Potter
and locations from the movie "Miss Potter"
LIBRARY & MUSIC SCHOOL MANCHESTER
Unique building of curious history wherr Karl Marx and
Fritz Engals first discussed the ideas that led to Marx' theory
of Communision. Oh, and where the "real" Dr. Faustus" tried to
summon the devil, with a hoof print to prove it.
OPEN AIR HISTORY MUSEUM
used as a movie location for turn of the century England this
open air museum in Durham County is a journey back in time, with
a peek into the secrets of the Freemasons
GHOST WALKS AND DUNGEON IN NORTHERN ENGLANDS HAUNTED CITY
Entertaining walks and spook stories in England’s
Most Haunted City
BATTLE OF THE BULGE WWII WAR MUSEUMS AND CEMETARIES
Battle of the Bulge sites in Belgian Ardennes from Henri Chapelle Cemetery
WAR TOURING FLANDERS FIELDS BELGIUM YPRES TO PASSIONDALE
number of war sites museums and cemeteries in the Westhoek
area of Belgium more familiarly known as Flanders Fields
RACETRACK CAR MUSEUM
Racing Car Museum at the the legendendary Spa-Francorchamps
racetrack in Belgium is located in the Abbey of Stavelot