Kykuit is an impressive 40-room house in Westchester County, New York. It is situated on the highest point in the hamlet of Pocantico Hills, overlooking the Hudson River with magnificent views of the New York City skyline. Kykuit is also known as John D. Rockefeller...

Seeing the Eiffel Tower in real time was amazing. It looked just as the pictures, yet even more impressive. There is a beautiful area below with fountains and flowers. What I found unique about the Eiffel Tower was that the whole building is a...

The Palace of Versailles has a colorful history that is reflected in the fascinating museum. The Palace dates back to the seventeenth century and started out as a hunting lodge. It was later occupied by the Kings of France and the royal court. In 1837...

The Arc de Triomphe was built in 1806. It was commissioned by Napoleon to honor the victories of the Grande Armée. The architect took inspiration from the Roman Arc of Titus. He dropped the columns from the Arc of Titus and designed the monument...

I’m really not into art and don’t have an appreciation for it, but when I was in Paris a while ago and had a free day, I decided to visit the Louvre and check out the Mona Lisa. Apparently many visitors there don’t really appreciate...

Galeries Lafayette on Boukevard Haussman is the place to go if you want to see a luxury department store. Entering the historic building with its lavish décor I couldn’t help but wonder who shops at such places. But apparently by looking around I saw that...

I had an appointment in Long Island. When I was done, I looked for a park nearby. I couldn’t believe what a beautiful park I came across in the city. I was surprised to see an outdoor ice rink at the park when we visited in...