Narrowbone decorated

Narrowboats and the Intricate Engineering of Foxton Locks

Ever wondered about the size of narrowboats? I visited Foxton Locks near Market Harborough in Leicestershire, and it's very interesting to watch boats going up and down, lock after lock. We see how the boat fits just right in the lock.


A Great Challenge for a Humble Museum

The great discoveries from the ancient culture of Tartessos at the archaeological site Casas del Turuñuelo will be exhibited in the Archaeological Museum of Badajoz. A humble museum since its beginnings, it now looks like it will become a place of great relevance after these important discoveries. But maybe it is a good time to think: is the museum ready for this? How will the new artefacts change the perception of the permanent collections? What impact will this have on the provincial museum?

Industrial Rooftop

Leipzig Cotton Spinning Mill and the Plant Roof Technique

Accompany authors Asem and Rachel to discover the story of Spinnerei, a large brick building in Leipzig that used to be a cotton mills at the end of the 19th century, which is one of the few still standing, despite the fact that much of Leipzig was bombed during the Second World War. 
How is it that this building was spared from the bombs? There are a number of hypotheses, one of which is that the green roof protected it…

Small church in Albania

A Small Church Adorned with Frescoes Hidden Beneath Fig Trees on a Lonely Island in Albania

The rock where the Saint Mary church is situated is at a distance of some 150 metres from the Great Prespa lake in Albania. The church sits in the southeastern cave or, viewed from the direction of the lake, on the viewer's right-hand side, above the water level. This small church, hidden beneath fig trees on an island off Maligrad is notable for its 14th-century frescoes, which used to completely adorn both interior and exterior walls. It is believed that Serbian nobleman Kesar Novak, who held the region of Lake Prespa during the Serbian Empire of Uroš the Weak (1355-1371), built the church.

Mermaid statue on the banks of the Vistula

Did the Mermaid Swim to Warsaw Along the Vistula River?

In this article, Karolina invites you to take a walk through the streets of Warsaw in search of the Mermaids - a symbol that on the surface has nothing to do with the Polish capital but is in fact inextricably linked to it.