What did Fiske Kimball have to do with Louis XV furniture?

Sidney Fiske Kimball was one of the most important figures in American architecture and architectural preservation. As director of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, he oversaw the construction of its current building and expanded its collections significantly. He also played a leading role in the restoration of Monticello and Stratford Hall Plantation in Virginia. TheContinue reading “What did Fiske Kimball have to do with Louis XV furniture?”

What is the name of the Uechtritz chateau in Normandy?

Mont Saint Michel is not the only castle in Normandy. There are hundreds of them. Some are used as private housing, some others are museums, finally, some are Airbnbs or a mix of all 3. Today, we’ll gonna talk about one very beautiful castle currently being restored. Annie Uechtritz is restoring with her husband aContinue reading “What is the name of the Uechtritz chateau in Normandy?”

The AI writes about the Mont Saint Michel

We just discovered that an AI, more precisely the very first newspaper entirely generated by an AI wrote about the Mont Saint Michel. As artificial intelligence (AI) continues to evolve, so too does its ability to generate human-like content. One area where AI is particularly adept is in the realm of travel writing. We’ve allContinue reading “The AI writes about the Mont Saint Michel”

How The Mont Saint Michel was controlled by the Vikings and Normand dukes.

In 933, the dukes of Normandy ceded the Cotentin Peninsula to the Viking Rollo and his descendants. The Mont Saint Michel Abbey, located on the peninsula, was subsequently controlled by Benedictine monks from Fontenelle.

How did the builders attach the statue on the top of the Mont Saint Michel ?

Cathedrals are usually more than 50 m high. To carry the stones and beams and statues, the medieval builders would have been happy to use internal combustion engines or electric power. They had to make do with their own strength.