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Hospital Sant Pau is Barcelona's Window to Art Nouveau (Barcelona, Spain).

Hospital Sant Pau is Barcelona’s Window to Art Nouveau

The former hospital Sant Pau is Barcelona’s window to art nouveau. The moment you enter the gate, you know you’re inside a place that would take you to bygone times. You’d never even know that in the past, these buildings were used as hospitals. From outside, the pointed spires and well-decorated walls and windows give […]

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Interesting Facts About Sacre Coeur in Paris (Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus - France).

Interesting Facts About Sacre Coeur in Paris

Before visiting, get to know these interesting facts about Sacre Coeur in Paris. It’s a minor Roman Catholic basilica that sits atop Montmarte, the city’s highest summit. You’ll see it from the top of Eiffel Tower or from Notre Dame Cathedral. Its domes look different from any Catholic churches you’ve seen before. If my memory […]

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Inside the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris (France).

Inside the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

I didn’t see Quasimodo inside the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. He is, of course – along with Esmeralda – fictional.  But this Catholic cathedral seems to be tied to his name or the other way around. Thanks to Victor Hugo who made this church a setting of his well-known novel, “The Huncback of Notre […]

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View of Paris From the Top of Eiffel Tower (France).

I Climbed the Eiffel Tower in Paris and These are the Views From Up There

I climbed the Eiffel Tower in Paris and these are the views from up there! Okay, I didn’t literally climbed the iron-wrought stairs because my companion hated the idea. But, we negotiated and agreed that we’re going down on foot. Money-Saving Tip in Paris What can I say about Paris? It’s anyone’s dream destination – […]

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The Eiffel Tower at Night - Is it Really Romantic? (Paris, France)

The Eiffel Tower at Night – Is it Really Romantic?

Is the Eiffel Tower at night really romantic? Hmmm, that’s a million kisses question I’d attempt to answer. The answer is both yes and no. But then, I’m single and I travel solo, so, you may not take my word for this. And also because I have different views about romance. LOL… 😀 The Eiffel […]

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Arc de Triomphe in Paris (France).

At Arc de Triomphe in Paris, All Twelve Avenues Meet Here

At Arc de Triomphe in Paris, all twelve avenues meet here. And they’re all straight streets that you could easily follow to the end of nowhere. From the centre of Place Charles de Gaulle, the avenues spread out like tentacles of an octopus. When you’re standing from the top of this monstrous monument, you’ll see […]

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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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