Program 451a: Lighthouses; Being Welsh; Stanway House
Release Date: 03-21-2020
Learn about the important role lighthouses played in the 19th century, and find out where you can visit interesting ones in the US and France. We'll also hear from a Welsh tour guide on the pride that comes from belonging to a distinctive corner of Great Britain, with its own language and traditions. And Rick visits England's Stanway House, a slightly eccentric version of Downton Abbey.
- Theresa Levitt, author of "A Short Bright Flash" (W. W. Norton)
- Welsh tour guide Martin DeLewandowicz
- English tour guide Lorraine Dineen
- "Jet Lagged in Rome" feature filed by Cameron Hewitt
- Theresa Levitt is the author of "A Short Bright Flash: Augustin Fresnel and the Birth of the Modern Lighthouse."
- A guide to lighthouses with bed and breakfast accommodations in the US, Canada, Europe and elsewhere.
- Martin DeLewandowicz was featured in a 2001 interview in The Guardian, calling him "Mr. Castle."
- The tourism website for the town of Caernarfon, Wales includes information for visiting Caernarfon Castle.
- Stanway House is famous for the fountain in its water garden. It is home to James Donald Charteris, the 13th Earl of Wemyss.
- Rick includes a video clip on his blog of a visit he made several years ago with Lord Neidpath at Stanway House.