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LONDON UNDERGROUND PLACES

At the time construction was extremely difficult, thanks to the muddy silt. The Thames Tunnel was the first successful one. http://www.brunel-museum.org.uk/history/the-thames-tunnel/ You too can see what London Underground reopened: the remains of the bunker that Winston Churchill used to hide (during WWII), and the entrance to the first underwater tunnel ever constructed. Tours run every Tuesday afternoon. We can meet ...

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CARNIVAL TIME – Venice’s party colors in art paintings

It’s CARNIVAL TIME If you hear some discussion about carnivals in Europe, what would be your first association?  Most of us probably think of the annually Carnival in Venice. Today, this carnival is a huge celebration, that lasts for two weeks. While several events require invitations and have steep ticket prices, many others, like the candle-lit parade of boats, concerts, and street performances are ...

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ARCHAEOLOGY OF PLAGUE

Epidemics killed millions of people, when they periodically swept Europe and other parts of the world (the Black Death of the 14th century have killed 50 million people). They were buried in haste, possibly during plague epidemic. Workers who were digging, have stumbled on an ancient cemetery, which contains at least 60 skeletons. In Florence, has been discovered burial with ...

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THE MACABRE DANCE – The Death triumph in Clusone, Italy

In Val Seriana (province of Bergamo), there is a medieval building commissioned by the brotherhood of governing. The oratory of the governing of Clusone, http://www.valseriana.eu/arte-e-cultura/la-danza-macabra-el-oratorio-dei-disciplini-di-san-bernardino-clusone/ owns a cycle of frescoes of 1485, all painted by Giacomo de Borlone Buschis. Visiting this site, you’ll find the memory of old fear – the plague. The Triumph of Death and Danse Macabre are ...

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DISCOVERING THE UNIMAGINABLE HORIZONS OF YOUR SOUL – Achill Island, Ireland

One of the most picturesque is the Keel Beach, nestled between the mountains. Here you can breathe the air border. The most impressive of its views is The Atlantic Drive. Arriving here, among heather and peat bogs, you will walk the road, that seems to ride on the mountains overlooking the sea. Achill Island, http://achilltourism.com/ could be the largest of ...

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BOTTICELLI AND THE SEARCH FOR THE DIVINE – The long journey of a solitary Venus

Starting in the late 19th century, his work has been seen to represent the linear grace of Early Renaissance painting. The Birth of Venus, rank now among the most familiar masterpieces of Florentine art. Better known as Sandro Botticelli, Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi was an Italian painter during the Early Renaissance. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-98PenNW-o He was always able to integrate ...

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BEIJIN’S NIGHT MARKETS

You won’t be disappointed following your nose toward one of Beijing’s night markets.These markets come alive with a basket of tasty treats, when night falls. For a good reason, Beijing it is famous for its night markets. http://www.tour-beijing.com/blog/beijing-travel/top-10-beijing-markets Don’t exist better way to get close to a culture. You can taste dumplings in every form imaginable, in most night markets ...

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CHINESE PEOPLE BETWEEN TRADITION AND MODERNITY

The intellectual property of the images that appear in this blog correspond to their authors. The sole purpose of this site, is to spread the knowledge of these painters and that other people enjoy their works.  

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TOP 10 STUNNING STAIRCASES IN THE WORLD – Just look at that view

Stairs really does not like travelers or locals. But some stairs are so impressive, that they have become a major attraction and people seek them for themselves. Play of colors, unusual design or legend that is associated with them, all will force you to climb them and the visit will be one of the best experiences ever. Hawaii’s breathtaking but ...

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THE GREAT MADNESS – I will only complete this crazy original dream on the last day of my life

JORGE SELARÓN 1/4 – Selarón Steps, also known, also known as the Escadaria Selarón, is a set of world-famous steps in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. They are the work of Chilean-born artist Jorge Selarón who claimed it as “my tribute to the Brazilian people”. Jorge Selarón was born in Chile in 1947. He traveled, lived and worked as a painter and ...

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