Unusual Destinations: Gillette Castle in Connecticut

Sep 26, 2019 View Comments by

William Gillette was an American actor who gained notoriety in the early 20th century for his on-stage portrayals of the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes. Gillette designed his fairy-tale-style house and oversaw every phase of its construction, which took place between 1914 and 1919. The 24-room, 14,000-square-foot home was constructed of wood, cement, and fieldstone. The […]

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Drifting in France: Part Two

Feb 02, 2013 View Comments by

As we arrive in Sarlat, we can see that this medieval town is spotless, its buildings made with tan/light peach colored stones. The deeper we go the narrower the streets become, until we’re cruising at 20 mph in second gear on cobblestone streets where there are businesses of all sorts. We advance with the rhythmic […]

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