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The narrowest house in Amsterdam is on 7 Singel Street.

Is this the Narrowest House in Amsterdam?

This may not be the thinnest house in the world but this certainly is the narrowest house facade in the world. While I’ve seen some pretty small / thin houses on my walks along the canal, this one seems to be the narrowest. I didn’t find it on my own. I joined a free walking […]

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Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk / Church of Our Lady in Bruges (Belgium).

Michelangelo’s Madonna and Child is the Most-Prized Possession in the Church of Our Lady in Bruges

Michelangelo’s Madonna and Child marble sculpture is the most-prized possession of the Church of Our Lady in Bruges. In Dutch, it is called Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk. Good luck if you can read that! 😀 A visit to Bruges isn’t complete without visiting this place of worship built in a span of three centuries: 13th, 14th and 15th. The […]

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I Climbed the Belfry and This is the View of Bruges Skyline from the Top (Belgium).

I Climbed the Belfry and This is the View of Bruges Skyline from the Top

I climbed the Belfry and this is the view of Bruges skyline from the top. Yes, you have to climb. This is an old wooden tower, thus, no escalator inside. In ancient times, the Belfry of Bruges was the official home of the people who did important financial roles in the city. A Bell Tower. […]

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Atomium in Brussels: Is it a Tower, Building, Pyramid or Sculpture? (Belgium)

Atomium in Brussels: Is it a Tower, Building, Pyramid or Sculpture?

Atomium in Brussels is an iconic 105-meter high structure. It cannot be called a building or a tower or a pyramid. It is between a sculpture and a science model, and it dodges  any classification. Modeled on a unit crystal of Iron that has been magnified 15 billion times, it is shaped from nine steel […]

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Italy Climbing the Dome of St Peter Basilica and The View From The Interior Balcony.

Climbing the Dome of St Peter Basilica and The View From The Interior Balcony

Climbing the dome of St Peter Basilica is an experience of the lifetime. When you’re in the Vatican and plan to visit the world’s largest church, you should conquer the dome! The Dome. Michelangelo designed the dome but he died even before it was completed. He only got to finish the base of it. Giacomo […]

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Ponte Vecchio - Hitler Liked the View of Florence From Here (Italy).

Ponte Vecchio – Hitler Liked the View of Florence From Here

When Hitler visited Florence in 1938, Mussolini planned to bring the Fuhrer at Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge). And guess what, he liked the view of Florence from here. During World War II, Ponte Vecchio was the only bridge in Florence that the Germans didn’t destroy. Instead of demolishing it, they destroyed the medieval buildings on […]

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Door Florence Cathedral Italy

Inside Florence Duomo Isn’t as Grand as Its Facade

Inside Florence Duomo isn’t as grand as its facade. I was a bit disappointed. The cathedral is almost bare inside. Unlike other cathedrals, this one doesn’t allow visitors to sit on one of the few pews inside. Its Gothic design inside gives a vast impression of the cathedral that also gives birth to the Renaissance […]

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The Gates of Paradise at Florence Baptistry (Italy).

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 lavishly ornamented with religious themes. These doors are perfect examples of Florentine Renaissance. The East Door. This […]

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Duomo di Milano is the Most Elaborate Gothic Cathedral I've Seen (Milan Italy).

Duomo di Milano is the Most Elaborate Gothic Cathedral I’ve Seen

Milan Cathedral or Duomo di Milano is the most elaborate Gothic Cathedral I’ve seen in my life. It is not your usual cathedral you’d see in Europe. It’s unique on its own. The moment I saw it, my jaw dropped. Despite the heavy crowd that afternoon, its shiny white marble facade commands attention. And, oh […]

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Inside the Palace of Versailles: The Hall of Mirrors is the Grandest of Them All (France).

Inside the Palace of Versailles: The Hall of Mirrors is the Grandest of Them All

Out of the 700 rooms inside the Palace of Versailles, the Hall of Mirrors is the grandest of them all! If you don’t find it stunning or be blown away by its frescoes and craftsmanship of every thing inside, I’m not sure if you’re still human. LOL… 😀 It is here where I spent a […]

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