Greek Island of Aegina

Aegina was the last stop on my three-island tour in the Saronic Gulf. I chose to explore this island via bus tour to visit a couple of sites that have proven to be popular with tourists. We started at the Temple of Aphaia (this is how it is spelled on the on-site info display). It’s one […]

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Ave Maria Grotto in Cullman, Alabama

The Ave Maria Grotto in Cullman, Alabama, has been on the National Register of Historic Places for 30 years. Located on the grounds of St. Bernard Abbey, it contains replicas of more than 100 of the world’s famous shrines, holy sites, and houses of worship. Brother Joseph Zoettl spent more than two decades building the grotto, from […]

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