The Lost Island of Ferdinandea

ferdinandea-island-1An oil painting depicting the HMS Melville, of the Royal Navy, off the volcanic Ferdinandea Island or Graham Island, 1831. Photo credit: National Maritime Museum

Once upon a time, in the waters not far off the coast of Sicily, there was an island called Ferdinandea. Continue reading

The Stairs

The installation and exhibitions will open until the 12th June 2016, from 10am to 10pm.

The scaffolding structure, assembled by Dutch Steigers, will take visitors 29 metres up to the roof top of the Groot Handelsgebouw until the 12th June. A viewing platform offers stunning views of the city’s skyline whilst the iconic Kriterion Cinema Continue reading

Spitbank Fort

Spitbank FortLocated 1.5 km from the coast of Portsmouth in Hampshire, United Kingdom, this 134-year-old fort was originally used to protect the British coast against enemy ships and light aircraft. It featured several large cannons and could house 150 men who slept in hammocks. Since 1982, this historic landmark has been in the hands of private owners. In the late 2000s it was used as a venue for dance parties. It was auctioned off for one million pounds in 2009. After an investment of three million pounds, it has been transformed into an exclusive island. The current owners purchased the sea fortress in 2010 and after extensive renovation built a hotel, which opened its doors in the second half of 2012. Continue reading