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The Monastery

The Monastery

Oh boy… if these walls could talk. They do. You can put your hand on them and feel all the way back to the early days, when it was a monastery (not a hotel and spa). I love stone walls because they tell a lot of tales. I also like the neat, ordered, structured...
The Owl Throne

The Owl Throne

Mere symbols on a throne can not replace the virtues of a king. The fact that someone sits on a throne – does not make them a king. And the fact that someone is a king, does not make them wise. This old carved throne is guarded by the owls. May it inspire wisdom...
Pub Life

Pub Life

“So, how long have you been in business?” “Oh, from about 1312.”When you say your local pub has history, I guess this is what you mean. 710 years of being in business (I’m assuming there’s new management, but it’s just a...
Solitude

Solitude

Perched on a cliff and overlooking the sea, the only way to get to this outpost is to climb. A monument as ancient it stretches back into the mists of antiquity, it was rebuilt in the middle ages, and then rebuilt again after the great wars. A shrine today – it...
The Age of Buttons

The Age of Buttons

Of course, we’re all a hell of a lot smarter than all those idiots who lived in the past. After all, we know how to press buttons. We’re so advanced, that we don’t even need to know things – they work because we pay a monthly subscription....