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... that all the water flowed into these holes in the
floor. So that was really cool.
And then after we walked to a massive square, well it is not really a square it is a oval.
And in that square/oval there is 3 water fountains with little market stalls around the fountains. And all the fountains look so awesome. I just love to look at water fountains they look so
interesting I could look at them for hours.
After that we ...
... version of Hinduism and frequent, colorful religious festivals. The grave of the Baba Sali in Netivot, Israel. The Chasidic town of Gur in Poland. A connection to a Shinto priest in Japan led to Himeiji, the location of his own mountain shrine. After talking about Mt. Olympus with a friend, I was steered instead ...
... pictures were not something that grabbed me. I guess I am not much into saints or depictions of Christ that many of the artist portrayed. I had this picture in my head of the artwork in the Sistine Chapel and so when I walked into the chapel itself it wasn't what I expected. I could see that the work would have been an enormous task to design and create but it didn't have the Wow factor to me. To me the Notre Dame cathedral or the Duomo in Florence, they had ...
... to have large paintings on display, but we quickly learned these were actually made of mosaics tiles that each took ~30 years to complete! There were specific families that were dedicated to hands/feet/faces because this detail required a certain skill set. As we worked our way to the main alter, we saw the ornate staircase to the tomb of St Peter/thrown of St Peter and I was immediately awestruck by the display of the Holy Sprit made of alabaster above the throne (our tour ...
Ciao, beautiful people.
After roaming through Europe for a few weeks we have reached the last country: Italy!
Italy is as big as New Zealand but it has 60 million people and its historic sites date back more than 3000 years and not just 150 like at home. So plenty to explore.
We arrive in Ancona from Split early in the morning and we get to Venice at lunch time. Although it is not high season we are definitely not the only ones who are keen to visit Venice. ...