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All places in Europe I’ve visited.

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

The Beauty of the Roman Colosseum Facade

On my very first afternoon in Italy, I decided to walk and see the beauty of the Roman Colosseum facade. I’ve seen this classic architecture a thousand times in postcards and on the pages of hundreds of books I’ve flipped through. I didn’t want to see one side of it

Photos – The Magnificent Eiffel Tower

There’s no doubt that the magnificent Eiffel Tower is France’s most photographed and most visited attraction. You’ve never been to Paris if you’ve never seen or visited the Eiffel Tower. And when you’re in front of the towering structure, what would you do? Strike a pose. Take a selfie. Ask

The Aqueduct of Segovia – Ancient Rome’s Legacy in Spain

The aqueduct of Segovia is ancient Rome’s indisputable legacy in Spain. The towering aqueduct is synonymous with the old town of Segovia. You can’t mention the city’s name without identifying it with this arched aqueduct. The city of Segovia, as legend has it, was founded by Hercules, the son of the Roman

Barcelona from the top of Sagrada Familia

Yes, you can go to the top of Sagrada Familia by elevator. However, the lift doesn’t really bring you to the topmost floor. You’ll have to climb some steps to go to the uppermost part. The elevator is too small, and the steps are too narrow. That’s why you can’t

There’s a Rainbow Tunnel Inside the Sagrada Familia

These photos are proof that there’s a rainbow inside the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. The brightness that glistens from the stained windows form a tunnel of hues that leads to the hereafter. Though Sagrada Familia is so grand in size and style it was originally built as a church and then

The Delightful Hampton Court Palace Gardens

The delightful Hampton Court Palace gardens are a must-see to explore. Maybe, these photos are already familiar to you. You have seen these gardens if you are a fan of Bridgerton, a Shonda Rimes Netflix TV series production. This place is huge and it might take a day to wander
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