Santa Maria della Cosmedin. You’ve probably never heard of it but does the Bocca della Veritá ring any bells?
This is one of those things that are famous “just because,” there no real historical significance. 499 more words
Just east of the Kremlin, there is a fenced-off construction site. Once, this forlorn strip on the bank of the Moscow River was home to the neighborhood of Zaryadye —and to the artisans, traders, and fortunetellers of what became known as Moscow’s Jewish ghetto. 329 more words