Le Corbusier’s Voisin plan for Paris

The idea was, in principle, simple. A city could be “compressed into an agglomeration of vertical extrusions in a limited location.” That was what had been done on Manhattan Island…

Ché Guevara trip to Spain

Che Guevara traveled to Spain during the Franco regime, incognito, but with the knowledge of the secret services of Generalissimo Franco. That’s how it went. It happened in 1959, during…

Why does the year start on January 1?

Janus 1, the new year and the consular year In ancient Rome, the Romans worshiped a god named Janus (Janus, Ianus). He was the god of doors, transitions, and endings….

Marco Polo: Facts about his life

When the father and the uncle undertook the first to travel through unknown lands, (as you can read in the biography of Marco Polo), who have not accompanied them, was…