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All places in Europe I’ve visited.

The Royal Chapel at Chateau de Versailles

It seems that every palace in Europe (or at least the ones I’ve been to) has its own chapel. The Royal Chapel at Chateau de Versailles is equally as grand as the one I’ve seen in Spain, Belgium, and Italy. Perhaps, the ancient royals were just too lazy to be

I Saw the Blood of Christ at the Basilica of the Holy Blood

You read the title right: I saw the blood of Christ at the Basilica of the Holy Blood in Bruges, Belgium. You might not believe me because I don’t have photos to show you of the “actual” blood of Jesus Christ – but people, especially Christians, around the world go

What You See Inside St Peter Basilica in the Vatican

What you see inside St Peter Basilica in the Vatican will be with you for a long time, if not, forever. As someone who grew up Catholic, it’s kinda a big deal for me to be inside a colossal place of worship. No, I didn’t meet the living Pope but

5 Facts About Michelangelo’s Pieta

Michelangelo’s Pieta is one of the statues etched in my memory while leafing through art books in our high school library. Never have I ever thought that I’d see it one day – in Rome’s St. Peter’s Basilica. In fact, I almost missed seeing it! I finished circling the interior

The Gates of Paradise at Florence Baptistry

The Gates of Paradise at Florence Baptistry are closed to the public, but, perhaps, open to the men of God. Sadly, I’m not one of the righteous ones. The baptistry is an octagonal monument with three doors with lavish ornaments of religious themes. These doors are perfect examples of the

City Skyline: The Spectacular View of Florence From Torre de Arnolfo

This is the spectacular view of Florence from Torre de Arnolfo. As you know, Florence is the cradle of the Renaissance. The city, wherever you go, is full of incredible art from the middle ages. You’ll find works of Dante, Michelangelo, Giotto, Botticelli, and other Italian masters in one city.

The Stunning Facade of Florence Duomo

The stunning facade of Florence Duomo is one of a kind. It’s a great example of the Renaissance style which was born in Florence, Italy. Duomo, as the locals call it, has a longer name: Catedral Santa Maria del Fiore. In English, it translates to, “Cathedral of Saint Mary of

Inside Sistine Chapel – The Frescoes of Michelangelo

Inside Sistine Chapel are the well-known frescoes of Michelangelo. For many, seeing this stunning art preserved in a chapel is an experience of a lifetime. Gazing at the incredible masterpiece from the floor to the wall and unto the ceiling is an experience that would never go away. I felt

Views of Venice from the Top of San Marco Campanile

The views of Venice from the top of San Marco campanile (St. Mark Bell Tower) at sunset is beyond mesmerizing. It’s magical! Looking down at the red-tiled roofs and a host of unique architectural designs, I had goosebumps that I’d remember forever. Yes, Venice is crowded with tourists and even

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is a Beautiful Architectural Accident

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is a beautiful architectural accident. Perhaps, this is Italy’s most photographed landmark. It was never built to be leaning but just your normal, free-standing bell tower you see around Italy. It was built during the Medieval Times in Romanesque style. So, why is the Tower

Take a Peek: Inside the Roman Colosseum

What’s inside the Roman Colosseum? I bet you’re curious, right? In my previous post, I showed you the facade of the stunning Roman Colosseum. Now, I’ll bring you inside to see what it’s like while learning a bit of its history. This piece of architectural wonder is a must-see when
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