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The Stairwell of The Vatican Museums new wing built between 1929-1932, Italy.

Architecture

Rome city walk: from the Pantheon to Piazza del Campidoglio

If you think lugging your suitcase through the multi-leveled, maze-like ordeal that is Malpensa, consider the laboriousness lugging the granite, Corinthian columns that have stood in place since their construction in AD 125 all the way from Egypt.  735 more words

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Basilica of San Lorenzo: A Bird's-Eye View

Florence’s magnificent Basilica of San Lorenzo at a distance…

Rome: The amazing technicolor dream city

I like to think that M. Somerset Maugham would have written about Rome in a similar way to his portrayal of Andalusia in The Skeptical Romancer… 262 more words

Travel

Architecture in: Segovia, Spain

Segovia, Spain. April 2014.

Abundant in Moorish elements (as well as a huge dollop of Italian–you’ll see why) but still missing that ever-evasive “Spanish” signature, Segovia at least was not too big of a disappointment. 329 more words

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