Architecture

Inside the Blue Mansion of Penang

John McMahon | April 26, 2019

Cheong Fatt Tze’s Blue Mansion in Penang – recently garnering fame for its role in Crazy Rich Asians – is a blend of cultures, an architectural curiosity, and a luxury hotel in the heart of George Town.

Shogun Stronghold: Samurai Castles in Japan

John McMahon | December 5, 2018

Remnants of a feudal age, the samurai castles of old are the tourist attractions of today. From Kyoto to Okinawa, the shogun centuries are alive and well in the preserved architecture of the Land of the Rising Sun.