Compton Verney

Archtrove Travels To Compton Verney – NT find

What Need to Know About ..... Compton Verney, Warwickshire Compton Verney is a Grade I listed house built in 1714 by Richard Verney, 11th Baron Willoughby de Broke. It was first extensively extended by George Verney, 12th Baron Willoughby de Broke in the early 18th century and then remodelled and the interiors redesigned by Robert…

Nottinghamshire

Archtrove Travels To Wollaton Hall – the beginning of batman

Wollaton Hall Driving up the vast drive, and on a slight hill, you are met with a lusious green grass, with deers in the distance. The picture is like something out of a movie. To be precise, the Batman movie. This 16th century Elibethean Hall was used as the setting for the Batman Manor and…

Nottinghamshire

Archtrove Travels To Nottinghamshire – Sherwood Forest and Wollaton Hall

Nottinghamshire is a county in the East Midlands of England, bordering South Yorkshire to the north-west, Lincolnshire to the east, Leicestershire to the south, and Derbyshire to the west Nottingham in Nottinghamshire Nottingham is a city in central England’s Midlands region. It’s known for its role in the Robin Hood legend and for the hilltop…

Archtrove travels to Rome – when in rome

Roman Architecture When one thinks of Rome, classical and historical architecture springs to mind. Once, at the forefront of style, from its arches to its domes. The peak of Rome came as the decline of Greek civilisation allowing Rome to dominate the architecture world. What made Roman architecture stand out was because it not only…

Archtrove travels to Italy – colosseum, columns, culture, carbs

Italian Architecture Italy is the epitome of classical style. Steeped in equal amounts of tradition and elegance. Most commonly known for its arches and domes which were constructed during the ancient Roman times. This started the Renaissance architectural movement in the late 14th to 16th century, and being the homeland of Palladianism, a style of…

Archtrove travels to Alexandria – greece comes the egypt

Alexandrian Architecture Alexandria was one of the greatest cities of the ancient world, founded by Alexander the Great. However, due to the uneven preservation and excavation of its monuments, it is also one of the most untouched. Egypt’s largest seaport was once a glorious cosmopolitan city, but now, a shadow of what it once was…

Archtrove travels to Borneo – forests and peace

Architecture in Borneo Borneo is Malaysia's hidden secret. When visiting Malaysia, most people stick to the mainland and never venture to Borneo, unless it is to look at the orangutans on the far side of the island. However, there is so much more to Borneo than meets the eye. Location of Borneo Straddling the equator…

Archtrove travels to France – chateaus and cathedrals

Architecture in France France, the country of sophistication, whether in food, fashion or architecture, France has always been at the forefront of elegance. From chateaus to cathedrals, villas to lodges, the depth and breadth of this country can never be summed up in one style. Its most famous buildings are of course in Paris, the…

Archtrove travels to Cairo – pyramids and pharaohs

Architecture in Cairo Cairo, a congested city of millions of people crushing the city’s infrastructure under their weight and lifting its spirit up with their charm and humour. This sprawling capital, set on the Nile is the heart of Egypt, hence Egyptians call it Umm ad-Dunya – the Mother of the World. Within one taxi…

Archtrove travels to Kuala Lumpur – the hub of malaysia

Architecture in Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia. Its modern skyline is dominated by the Petronas Twin Towers, a pair of glass-and-steel-clad skyscrapers with Islamic motifs. The towers also offer a public sky bridge and observation deck. The city is also home to British colonial-era landmarks such as the Kuala Lumpur Railway…