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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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The Mosaics of San Marco Basilica (Venice, Italy).

Venice: The Mosaics of San Marco Basilica

These mosaics of San Marco Basilica are from 11-th century but they never lose their luster. They’re our windows to Byzantine arts. Be warned: you can’t take photos inside St. Mark’s Basilica. While there’s no entrance fee, the number of visitors allowed to get inside is controlled, limited. There’s usually a queue outside in the […]

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View of Venice from the Top of San Marco Campanile (Italy).

Cityscape: View of Venice from the Top of San Marco Campanile

The view 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 on the campanile but seeing […]

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Bridge of Sighs is the Only Bridge in the World That Connects a Palace and a Prison (Venice, Italy).

Venice: Bridge of Sighs is the Only Bridge in the World That Connects a Palace and a Prison

Bridge of Sighs in Venice is the only bridge in the world that connects a palace and a prison. Perhaps, it’s the most famous bridge in Venice. I bet that every visitor in Venice has a selfie with this bridge – even if he doesn’t really know its history. The Bridge of Sighs is not […]

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The Muscle Men and Women of Venice Beach

The Iron Men and Women of Venice Beach

Don’t get me started with Venice Beach. Ah, it’s one beach to go when you’re in Los Angeles. Though it’s a little more than an hour bus ride from downtown LA, you’ll be rewarded of something you won’t expect—but that’s another blog entry later. And one of those things you would see, if you’re lucky, […]

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