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Duomo di Milano – Milan Cathedral | Discovering Italy

The Duomo of Milan was a labor of love and faith, since it had taken over six centuries to construct. This stunning Gothic style and Renaissance cathedral broke ground in 1386, and was finally completed last century in 1965. The Duomo di Milano is a work of art in its construction, architecture, engineering, and down… Continue reading Duomo di Milano – Milan Cathedral | Discovering Italy

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Madrid’s Greatest Museums | Discovering Spain

The art and culture scene of Madrid is a brilliant one, and it is one of my favorites on this side of the pond. If your interests also lie in art, then you understand the appreciation one feels to take in a region's art scene through a variety of mediums. The city of Madrid is… Continue reading Madrid’s Greatest Museums | Discovering Spain

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London’s FREE Museum Scene | Discovering England

One of my favorite activities to do whenever I travel London is to visit the city's museum scene. London is the cultural hub of England, and is saturated with outstanding museums containing priceless masterpieces, archaeological artifacts, and global treasures. The best part of London's museum scene is that it is absolutely free. Viewing museums in… Continue reading London’s FREE Museum Scene | Discovering England

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Visiting the Louvre Museum in Paris | Discovering France

The Louvre is massive, and I will be fair in saying that one visit to Paris's most beloved museum is not enough. I have been three times, and I am positive that I have not seen everything. This extraordinary palace turned museum contains countless collections of the world's most famous and priceless pieces of art;… Continue reading Visiting the Louvre Museum in Paris | Discovering France

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Montmartre – A Paris Favorite | Discovering France

People have asked me what is my favorite neighborhood in Paris, and my answer has been 'Montmartre'. This district's architecture is one reason I love this section of the city, but most importantly is what Montmarte has represented to the history of art and culture in Europe. Montmarte is situated on a large hill (430… Continue reading Montmartre – A Paris Favorite | Discovering France

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The Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice | Discovering Italy

Peggy Guggenheim Museum The Peggy Guggenheim Collection was a favorite of mine while visiting Venice, I enjoyed everything about it. The collection of modern art is brilliant and housed inside the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, an 18th century palace on the Grand Canal. The whole museum scene is to be appreciated - the renovations made to… Continue reading The Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice | Discovering Italy

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St. Mary’s Basilica – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Krakow, Poland

Looking at the red brick façade of St. Mary's Basilica, one would not expect the magnificent interior of this 13th century cathedral. When I had entered St. Mary's, I was overwhelmed with its ornately painted murals of cornflower blue, burgundy, and gold. My eyes scanned the details from the rich wood pews, gold carved alters,… Continue reading St. Mary’s Basilica – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Krakow, Poland

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The Republic of Užupis – Bohemian Vilnius | Exploring Lithuania

Bohemian, hip, and artistic came to mind while exploring the Vilnius neighborhood, The Republic of Užupis. This part of the city was a fun and light-hearted visit, as well as being unexpected. I have always been an admirer of artists, and have many friends who are using all types of media, so I felt a… Continue reading The Republic of Užupis – Bohemian Vilnius | Exploring Lithuania

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The Watts Towers of Simon Rodia – State Historic Park | Exploring Los Angeles, California

The first time I read about Watts Towers, I was in grade school and living in Glendale, which is a suburb of Los Angeles. Even at a young age I was intrigued by this public art work display, and the artist behind it, Simon Rodia. Although I am not an artist, I have always had… Continue reading The Watts Towers of Simon Rodia – State Historic Park | Exploring Los Angeles, California