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Welcome to the Go Historic Blog! This is mainly a travel blog documenting trips to historic places, plus a sprinkling of news and features related to history, architecture, art, and this website.

Antwerp from the WindowAntwerp from the Window
posted November 5, 2012 by Holly Hayes

Greetings from Antwerp, on the Flemish (Dutch) side of Belgium, where I have stopped for three nights on my way to Amsterdam (and from there, home)! It has been very cold and rainy here, and I have my second cold of the trip - not surprising after all the public transportation and night photography in Paris - but I have otherwise had a nice time in Antwerp...

Halloween in FranceHalloween in France
posted November 1, 2012 by Holly Hayes

I hope you all had a Happy Halloween! I didn't expect much out of Halloween in France, because I know it's not much of a holiday over here and I hadn't seen any signs of it in shop windows. But my Halloween night turned out to be rather festive after all! I spent the day in Chartres, which is an hour's train ride west of Paris, to re-photograph its lovely cathedral...

Goodnight from ParisGoodnight from Paris
posted October 30, 2012 by Holly Hayes

Just time for a quick photo tonight, of the famous Notre-Dame Cathedral. I'll tell you about how I got this photo (taken just a few hours ago), plus several other Paris highlights, next time!

Nighttime Arrival in ParisNighttime Arrival in Paris
posted October 27, 2012 by Holly Hayes

Bonsoir from Paris! My Eurostar train arrived at 9pm (local time, which is an hour ahead of London), and I successfully navigated the Metro (which stinks - both literally and figuratively - compared to the London Underground), then walked in the wrong direction for 10 minutes, but at least I ended up at the Louvre...

London Overview
posted October 26, 2012 by Holly Hayes

Tonight is my last night in London, and tomorrow afternoon I board the Eurostar for Paris! This has been my longest stay in London ever - almost two weeks - and it has been wonderful. London is one of my favorite cities, and I always leave wishing I had been able to stay a little longer and see a few more things...

Only in London...
posted October 23, 2012 by Holly Hayes

Only in London can you start out the day at Henry VIII's house... ...and end it at the James Bond premiere!

London FogLondon Fog
posted October 22, 2012 by Holly Hayes

It was foggy and misty all day today, which I knew would mean a great opportunity for some atmospheric night photos. So even though I was already tired from walking around all day, I went back to my hotel, grabbed my tripod, then crammed back in with the commuters on the Tube so I could spend some quality time with Big Ben and the London Eye...

Historic Eating in OxfordHistoric Eating in Oxford
posted October 21, 2012 by Holly Hayes

I had only one day in Oxford, and I made the most of my time and photo opportunities by "eating historically" wherever possible! Here are the two best examples (I also had pizza in an oldish building associated with the Oxford Castle)...

Some Snaps from LondonSome Snaps from London
posted October 18, 2012 by Holly Hayes

I am having a very good and productive time in London so far, and I've officially extended my stay here to a total of 12 days. It is very nice not to have to pack up and lug my suitcase on a train for such a long time, and to have an opportunity to explore London in greater depth than I ever have before...

Today: Bath to LondonToday: Bath to London
posted October 14, 2012 by Holly Hayes

So I've decided my traditional approach of blogging in chronological order is for the birds. From now on I'm going to post what I want to, regardless of what order it happened in! So although I still have photos and stories to share from Peterborough, Cambridge, Oxford, and more of Bath, I'm just going to tell you what I did today...