January 9, 2013
Today I came across this image – and have since been consumed with the thought of flying above Fort Bourtange just to view this unique design. Fort Bourtange is a star-shaped fort located in the village of Bourtange, Groningen, Netherlands. It was built in 1593 under the orders of William the I of Orange. Its original purpose was to control the only road between Germany and the city of Groningen, which was controlled by the Spaniards during the time of the Eighty Years’ War. After experiencing its final battle in 1672, the Fort continued to serve in the defensive network on the German border until it was finally given up in 1851 and converted into a village. Fort Bourtange currently serves as a historical museum. (Source)
January 8, 2013
Today my thoughts are of wandering the streets of the fabled rose-red city of Petra. One of the seven wonders, Petra is well-known as the earliest Nabataean city in south Jordan. The main entrance to Petra is called the Siq; it has sides as high as 200 m (650 ft). This gorge and the temple at the end of it (the Kazneh) were popularized in American culture in the movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
Of the 800 carved tombs in Petra, the Kazneh is the most famous. The name Kazneh means “treasure” and comes from the Bedouin belief that the Pharaoh chasing the Israelites hid his treasure in the urn at the top of the Kazneh. (Source)
I hope you have enjoyed this amazing location! Please check out this blog HERE for more stunning pictures!
January 8, 2013
Hello friends! I got up a lil’ early this morning - so I was inspired again by Pinterest for a quick workout! It was suggested that you do this routine right before your morning shower so that it becomes a habit – so simple!!!