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Art Treasures of Rome—Michelangelo, Bernini, and Raphael, Oh My!

Love art? For hundreds of years, the Catholic church has been commissioning and collecting the world’s greatest works of art. A wealthy nation-state, Vatican City has untold riches within its walls—quite a bit of it that can be visited. 2,782 more words


Rome and Vatican during Holy Week

It has always been my childhood dream to go to Vatican and Rome. So I took a short break from school during Holy Week and planned my solo adventure. 1,231 more words


City Highlights: Rome

“When in Rome, do as the Romans do.”

St Ambrose, 387 A.D.

It is often the dream of many travelers in new cities to submerge themselves into as much culture as physically possible and really experience the best a city has to offer in a constantly closing window of time. 2,071 more words


Travel Back Thursdays | Rome

Biggest life lesson: Don’t ever let anyone make you feel small, ever. The only time you can ever feel small is when you travel. Then and only then can you let… 268 more words


Build Forth!

whip and lash and sweat
horse, man and master
meshing cogs in action
building, fashioning, shaping
stone, timber, rope
bone, flesh and brawn

Photo and poem (c) by DC Lessoway


Winter’s Imperium

benumbed, betrothed, gracious desiring
vigor in mastery over sentimentality, while
exemplifying the play of dominion
above our heads, yet human be
none the less

photo and poem (c) by DC Lessoway


Rome: visiting the Vatican

Let me describe hell: a tourist visit to the Vatican museums, the Sistene Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica.

The pre-tour was interesting, a potted version of the history of the Vatican State, the Swiss Guard and some facts about the current pope. 898 more words