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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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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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The Golden Gate of the Palace of Versailles Displays Excess Opulence of French Royalty

There’s no doubt that the golden gate of the Palace of Versailles displays excess opulence of French royalty. Boy, I was blown away the moment I got a closer look of the iron-wrought gate swathed in gold. Ok, it might not be real gold but it should be something close to that. 😀 The palace […]

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Basilica di San Marco Glitters in Gold (Venice, Italy).

Basilica di San Marco Glitters in Gold

In Venice, Basilica di San Marco glitters in gold. No, you won’t be able to see gold on its facade but wait until you see its interior. I’m not sure if they intended to have the interior a bit dark. Perhaps, it’s to emphasize the beaming gold that you’d see on the mosaics above and […]

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Must-see: Inside Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque (Blue Mosque) in Beirut (Lebanon).

Must-see: Inside Al Amin Mosque in Beirut

While I was in Beirut, I had the chance to go inside Al Amin Mosque. The locals call it as Blue Mosque, simply because of its blue dome that sits on top of it. Mohammad Al Amin is not an ancient mosque. Compared to the Blue Mosque in Turkey, in Egypt or in any other […]

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The Leaning Tower of Pisa is a Beautiful Architectural Accident (Italy).

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is a Beautiful Architectural Accident

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is a beautiful  architectural accident. It is, perhaps, 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 of Pisa leaning?  Well, […]

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Take a Peek: Inside the Colosseum in Rome (Italy).

Take a Peek: Inside the Roman Colosseum

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 you’re in Rome. Don’t skip it, or else, no one would believe you’ve been […]

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