Tag: Literature

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man playing the guitar at Atlantis Book's main entrance

Greece Is the Word—Discover the Magic of Santorini’s Atlantis Books

Greece has served a pivotal role in the areas of history, philosophy, democracy, and especially language. For a time, it was the center of the world—a cultural mecca with an influence that lives on to this day. In addition to its storied place in time, Greece—particularly the island of Santorini—boasts an aesthetic backdrop unrivaled by any place on Earth. It is remarkably difficult to resist its beguiling beauty. Just ask the owners of Atlantis Books.

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Aerial photo of Spinalonga Island in Crete, Greece.

Spinalonga Island, Greece: Europe’s Last-Known Leper Colony

Off the island of Crete in Greece, the crumbling remains of Spinalonga Island hold the secrets of a castaway colony from long ago. Spinalonga was initially constructed as a fortress to protect the Port of Olous in the early 1700s. With its steep walls and impenetrable defenses, it remained under Venetian control long after the Ottomans conquered the rest of Crete.

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Jimmy Nelson in Mundari | Nyikabor, Terekeka state | South Sudan | 2016.

Jimmy Nelson’s Most Recent Book Pays “Homage to Humanity”

Iconic British photographer Jimmy Nelson carries on his tradition of capturing brilliant images of the world’s many indigenous cultures through his latest book, “Homage To Humanity.” While his earlier work, “Before They Pass Away,” had a more cynical view of the fate of these cultures, his new book takes us on a journey through a new lens – one of celebration and honor.

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The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado.

The Hotel That Inspired Stephen King’s “The Shining”

For some, a visit for a few nights at a secluded mountain resort sounds like a peaceful escape. For others, it could be a nightmare-inducing situation straight out of Stephen King’s thriller, “The Shining.” The experience of staying at “The Stanley Hotel,” located less than 90 minutes from downtown Denver, Colorado is likely to fall somewhere in the middle depending on how open guests are to paranormal events.