Monte Palace – One of the most famous viewpoints in São Miguel Island

The complex was a 5-star hotel that opened in 1989. There were around 90 bedrooms as well Advertisements


The USS Saratoga rests in Bikini Atoll

Aircraft carrier built for the United States Navy during the 1920s. Originally designed as a battlecruiser, she was converted into one of the Navy’s first aircraft carriers during construction to comply with the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922. The ship entered service in 1928 and was assigned to the Pacific Fleet for her entire career. Saratoga were […]

Goldeneye – The birthplace of 007 in Oracabessa

On 17 February 1952, Fleming began writing his first Bond novel, Casino Royale, at Goldeneye. It was a success, with three print runs being commissioned to cope with the demand. Eleven Bond novels and two collections of short stories followed between 1953 and 1966. The novels revolve around James Bond, an officer in the Secret Intelligence Service, […]

Aloha Airlines Flight 243 – The safe landing in Kahului

Flight was a scheduled Aloha Airlines flight between Hilo and Honolulu in Hawaii. On April 28, 1988, a Boeing 737-297 serving the flight suffered extensive damage after an explosive decompression in flight, but was able to land safely at Kahului Airport on Maui. There was one fatality, flight attendant Clarabelle Lansing, who was ejected from the airplane. […]

Museo Atlántico – The underwater museum in Playa Blanca

Jason deCaires Taylor is behind the calciferous creations found at Museo Atlantico, the only underwater museum in Europe in the Canary Islands. The Playa Blanca portfolio opened in 2016 approximately 40 feet below the surface in the Bahía de Las Coloradas off the south coast of Lanzarote. Taylor used locals as models for the 35 figure-strong “Rubicon” […]

Stonehenge Aotearoa in Carterton

Built by members of The Phoenix Astronomy Society, is a modern adaptation of the Stonehenge ruins on the Salisbury Plain of England. The henge, opened on 12 February 2005 by Nobel Laureate Professor Alan MacDiarmid, contains 24 pillars and is 30 meters in diameter and about 4 meters high. The pillars are capped with lintels, completing the […]

Moai Statues on Easter Island

Monolithic human figures carved by the Rapa Nui people on Easter Island in eastern Polynesia between the years 1250 and 1500. Nearly half are still at Rano Raraku, the main moai quarry. Moai have overly large heads three-eighths the size of the whole statue. The moai are chiefly the living faces of deified ancestors. The statues still […]