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Skinburness Hotel

Inn of Insolvency: The Skinburness Hotel

Welcome to northwestern England's Skinburness Leisure Hotel, known for generations in Cumbria as a Skinburness landmark. During its 130 years of operation, the classic...
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Blue Ridge Blight on Afton Mountain

In the 1950s and 60s the motor court rest stop at Rockfish Gap on Afton Mountain was a motoring mecca, offering Virginia motorists a...
Swannanoa

Swannanoa: Deconstructing an American Palace

With its Carrara marble, terraced English gardens, and Tiffany stained glass, Swannanoa is one of the few Virginia estates that can rival the Gilded...
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Romanian Treasure: Cazinoul din Constanţa

Founded in 600 BC, the city of Constanţa (historically known as “Tomis”) is the oldest continually inhabited city in Romania. Its port is the...
Ravenswick Hall

Ravenswick Hall: Disrupting an English Manor

Abandoned English manors raise questions. How does a beautiful estate owned by the same family for generations become deserted and neglected? Ravenswick Hall is...

The Conservatory Under a Lake

Previously Sometimes Interesting featured the story of a twenty-first century swindler and the spoils of his deception. In this post we examine a nineteenth-century...