Category: Houses

Katerina Bulovska

Hampton Court Palace is a magnificent royal palace, situated southwest of London on the banks of the River Thames. The palace itself wasn’t originally intended to be a royal residence. Lord Chancellor of England and soon-to-be Cardinal, Thomas Wolsey, loyal advisor to the second Tudor monarch Henry VIII, built the red-brick palace as a private residence […]

Katerina Bulovska

One of Europe’s most impressive formal summer residences any royal family is located about six kilometers (four miles) from the center of Vienna. The spectacular Schönbrunn Palace (Schloss Schönbrunn) was built in Baroque style and was occupied by one of the major royal dynasties of Europe: the Habsburgs. The history of Schönbrunn goes back to 1569 when Emperor […]

Katerina Bulovska

In the valley of the River Dee in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, lies Balmoral Castle, the private residence of Her Majesty the Queen. It has been a favorite residence of the British Royal Family ever since the mid-1800s when Queen Victoria and her husband Prince Albert visited Scotland for the first time. They immediately fell in love with […]

Milica Sterjova

Down House is the former home of the famous English naturalist Charles Darwin who lived there for 40 years until his death in 1882. Located on Luxted Road near the village of Downe, it is the house where Darwin developed his theories of evolution. The history of the house goes back long before the Darwin […]

Milica Sterjova

Toda tribe, in the Nilgiri hills of northwest Tamil Nadu in India, a small rural tribal community. They traditionally live in small hamlets called mund (village) composed of about ten half-barrel shaped huts. One of the huts is used exclusively for cattle, another is a storage room, and the rest are family dwellings. Toda settlements do […]

Verica Sitnik

Classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the Quinta da Regaleira is an estate located in Portugal, near the historic center of Sintra. On the property, there are numerous constructions such as grottos, benches, and wells around the romantic palace and chapel, plus a splendid park that features lakes and fountains. With its elegant creations, this place is […]

Verica Sitnik

Buildings such as the Viking Longhouse and Icelandic turf houses, and their religious buildings and boathouses too, all found a unique expression in medieval Scandinavian architecture. Boathouses were usually built back from the waterline, dug into the ground. Their purpose was to hold Viking Ships, in the times they were not sailing, especially during the winter. […]

Verica Sitnik

The most famous  house in Salem, Massachusetts was once the home of the Judge Jonathan Corwin (1640–1718), and it is now called The Witch House. It is the only building still standing that dates from the 17th century, and it is directly connected to the Salem witch trials of 1692. It is believed that the […]