Tag Archives: Palaces

Springtime in Paris – Day 3

We headed to the right bank to tour the covered passages of Paris. Passages provided warm and dry places for the wealthy to shop in bad weather.  In the mid-19th century there were more than 150 passages.  With development of … Continue reading

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The island of Corfu, Greece

We took a ship’s tour so that we could see Achilleion, the summer palace built in 1890 by the Empress of Austria, Elisabeth (nicknamed Sissi).  Married to Franz-Joseph when she was 16, Sissi had a rocky relationship with her mother-in-law … Continue reading

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