John Masters

Sunshine Coast resort features luxury ‘camping’

Instead of having lumpy ground under you, you're lying in a queen-sized bed with 220-thread-count sheets...

Richard III Museum tells different story than famous playwright

Shakespeare has the last Plantagenet king down as being a hunchback and a monster but the Richard III Museum says 'bollocks'

Freemason symbolism at Winnipeg legislature

The rooftop sphinxes are incised with the cartouche of Tuthmosis III, the pharaoh thought to have created the first secret societies

Ceremonial staircase the masterpiece of Augustusburg palace in Germany

While Prince Clemens August may have regarded Augustusburg as a cottage, to the modern world it is one of the marvels of that over-the-top style of craftsmanship known as rococo, and has been recognized as such since 1984 when it was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list.

Karlovy Vary is a very ‘once upon a time’ kind of place

Karlovy Vary — formerly called Karlsbad — in the Czech Republic is a very "once upon a time" kind of place. Its main avenue, alongside the steaming Tepla River, and its hilly residential areas are lined by villas, hotels and small palaces designed in rococo, neo-baroque and art nouveau styles, all painted in confectioners’ colours.