Favorite Places & Spaces
Massandra Sherry from Massandra winery is one of the oldest wine products and it was a favorite of Czarist in Russia. A bottle of this wine is worth $43,500 according to Sotheby’s London that sold it in 2001
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Palm Springs with Mt San Jacinto in the background
Lahaina, Hawaii The Hawaiian kings knew that Lahaina was the crown jewel of the islands. Which is why this town of 11,700 was once the royal capital of Maui Loa in antiquity. Now it's the charming gateway to Maui's world-famous Ka'anapali and Kapalua beach resorts to the north. Its banyan trees add a courtly air to the downtown, and its brightly colored Front Street, busy with shops and galleries, keeps things lively.
Lahaina, Hawaii Whalers Village
Hotel Del Coronado, Coronado, CA. "Beachfront luxury hotel...one of the few surviving examples of an American architectural genre: the wooden Victorian beach resort...When it opened in 1888, it was the largest resort hotel in the world...[The] Grand Floridian Hotel['s] [Orlando, FL]...exterior architecture is based on the Hotel Del Coronado." -Wikipedia.
Hotel Del Coronado
"Two-month-old one-horned rhino Charlees romps in her enclosure at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park during her public debut on March 20, 2012."
Saint Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow Photograph by Izzet Keribar/IML Image Group Legend has it that St. Basil’s Cathedral’s beauty cost its architect his eyes. The Moscow monument was built between 1555 and 1561 by Ivan the Terrible to commemorate a victory over the Mongols, and he’s said to have blinded the architect so that he couldn’t create a rival masterpiece. The Russian St. Basil the Blessed lies interred within the church.