The knight’s castle outside Mellieha in public called Red Tower,
but the real name of the building is St. Agatha’s Tower.
The tower is one of seven towers built in 1649 by Lascaris.
The castle was supposed to stop attackers from the sea
and was armed with cannons during the reign.
St. Agatha’s Tower has been extensively renovated in recent years
and from the tower there are stunning views of the Mellieha Bay area
– and neighboring islands Gozo and Comino.
From the second largest of the islands, Gozo, in the state of Malta in the Mediterranean.
“The island of Gozo is been associated with Ogygia,
the island home of the nymph Calypso in Homer’s Odyssey.
In that story, Calypso, possessed of great supernatural powers,
and in love with Odysseus, holds him captive for a number of years.
Until finally releasing him to continue his journey home.”
Maybe this idyllic spot was the backdrop of great unhappy love for many years.ago.?
Vosges, Alsace – history left back, we all have to remember why.
Tall tales about life at sea, awakened with an old sailing ship on the horizon.
It was a very hard life that is romanticized in the historical light.
Numerous stories are getting better and better for each generation it is handed over.
Liverpool Castle in Lancashire.
Sometimes history waiting for us.
The coast in northernmost Jutland at the city of Skagen.
Bunkers from WW2 as a memory of a world in war.
Fortunately, we have become wiser, ah are we really become wiser.?
These reminders fascinate us more than they make us think.
Daily prompt “Disastrous“.
The St-Just and St-Pasteur Cathedral (Narbonne Cathedral)
and the neighboring Archbishops’ Palace form a unique architectural ensemble.
Both from outside and inside.
Could be the backdrop of one of the older Alexandre Duma’s adventures.
The world famous french author hadn’t (so far as I know) any relation to Narbonne.