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The French Revolution

The French Revolution started in 1789 and lasted until November 1799. It marked a critical turning point for the French. This revolution had a highly disturbing effect on France. During this time, alterations were made to the political structure, monarchy and feudal system. These were abolished and redesigned by the citizens of France. They were… Continue reading The French Revolution

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Organized Crime in France

Organized crime in France is mainly based in some of its major and urban cities such as Grenoble, Lyon, Paris and Marseille. Organized criminals, singularly referred to as ‘les beaux voyous’ (the goodfellas) and collectively referred to as the French Mob, function and carry out their activities within Le Milieu (which translates to - the… Continue reading Organized Crime in France

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The Notre Dame Fire

The Fire Just recently, the Notre Dame Cathedral suffered a major tragedy that has shocked everyone. The medieval cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris was engulfed by a major fire which destroyed the very famous landmark of France. The incident took place on April 15th and shook the entire structure, resulting in the roof to collapse… Continue reading The Notre Dame Fire

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Notre Dame Cathedral – Part 1

Notre-Dame de Paris, usually known as Notre Dame, is a medieval Catholic cathedral, located in the 4th arrondissement of Paris. The word Notre-Dame de Paris means “Our Lady of Paris”. It’s considered to be one of the best works of French Gothic architecture, and is basically consecrated to Virgin Mary. The elements that make this… Continue reading Notre Dame Cathedral – Part 1

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Tourism in Vienna

Although one of the Absolver books is based in Vienna, don't let it put you off visiting the "city of dreams" - there are many reasons why Vienna is well worth a visit. Vienna is an immensely intriguing city found in Austria, Europe. It is often known as the city of music because many world-renowned… Continue reading Tourism in Vienna

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Viennese Crime

Vienna is known for its beauty, its rich history pertaining to crafts such as cooking, baking, music and art as well as its amazing contribution to the field of psychology. An even more astonishing aspect of Vienna is that there is barely any crime found there! Austrian Law enforcement agencies are the ones who combat… Continue reading Viennese Crime

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Vienna: Fact versus Fiction

I first fell in love with Austria and Bavaria in June, 1994, and Vienna in particular in March, 2001. If we ever meet I person, I promise to tell you the story about the late-night bar over a few drinks. I digress. I returned for a writer’s retreat in November, 2017, and the city felt… Continue reading Vienna: Fact versus Fiction

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The Grand Canyon

Located in Arizona, The Grand Canyon is a steep-sided canyon carved by the Colorado River. the canyon is 277 miles long and up to 18 miles wide and about 6000 feet deep. Even though it is not the deepest canyon in the world, the Grand Canyon can be visually overwhelming. In carving the Grand Canyon,… Continue reading The Grand Canyon

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The Arizona Rangers

The Arizona Territorial Rangers, the first organized state law enforcement agency, formed in 1860 with consent from the Provisional Territorial Government.  In order to attempt to protect the territory’s fledgling population from Apache raids, three companies were created throughout the territory. After the Civil War came West and elements of the Confederate Army declared Arizona… Continue reading The Arizona Rangers

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Arizona – A Desert State

One of America’s four corner states and the its sixth largest, Arizona is located in the southwest region of the country. It became the 48th state in the USA, on February 14th 1912. The name is believed to have come from the area’s previous Spanish name, Arizonac, meaning ‘small spring.’ It was first used in… Continue reading Arizona – A Desert State