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[ROME] A NIGHT AT THE VATICAN

Probably the only time you can catch the night scene outside St Peter's Square is if you spend the night at Vatican City, or if you're reading this as I'm about to show you a couple of my night scene captures. Outside St Peter's Basilica on the day we arrived, there was a huge preparation… Continue reading [ROME] A NIGHT AT THE VATICAN

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[ROME] 10 SNAPSHOTS OF VATICAN CITY

Bringing to you a quick showcase of the world's smallest independent state - all 109 acres (44 hectares) around St. Peter's Basilica and the palace of the Vatican. In and around are beautifully preserved cultural sites, lush green gardens, and museums which feature some of the world's most famous sculptures and paintings. Home to architectural… Continue reading [ROME] 10 SNAPSHOTS OF VATICAN CITY

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[ROME] VATICAN CITY – A VIEW FROM THE TOP

The view from the top of Vatican City's St Peter's Basilica was exhilarating, breathtaking, and worth the claustrophobia-inducing flight of stairs we had to take to the top. Once in your life, or perhaps through somebody else's eyes, you should see Vatican City from its proudest heights. Here are some pictures I snapped, enjoy! xoxo, Viktoria… Continue reading [ROME] VATICAN CITY – A VIEW FROM THE TOP

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[ROME] ST PETER’S BASILICA

We were both blessed and unlucky to have arrived in Vatican City the day before a huge and important event for the Catholic Church. Many parts of the basilica were closed due to preparations for mass. On the upside, we got to witness the procession which arrived to prep the church up. There were massive… Continue reading [ROME] ST PETER’S BASILICA

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[ROME] LIVING, BREATHING ART

Ancient art, very much still alive today. The pure gold in reflecting sun's rays ignites a sense of silent power that only a calm basilica would bring. Mass in this majestic interior must have been a truly empowering and significant event. Am amazed at how this Panasonic Lumix GF6 of mine was able to capture… Continue reading [ROME] LIVING, BREATHING ART

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Travel-diary: Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio

Built circa 1080 Milan, Northern Italy The walls of the Basilica The confession chamber. Speak the truth, even if your voice quivers. There's something about churches that illuminate the unspeakable calm One does not need to be of a certain religion to appreciate the beautiful monotony of rites The Basilica also houses the tomb of… Continue reading Travel-diary: Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio

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Travel-diary: Milano (1)

Hell yeah we conquered Duomo di Milano With the incredible backdrop, touristy shots are absolutely pardonable Sad Mickey Mouse is sad... along the crowded street in the summer heat, busking in his thick costume My continued Gelato-Frenzy in Italy...how could anyone resist names like Nutella and Pistachio-Banana or Hazelnut Praline Cookies? Most incredible thing we… Continue reading Travel-diary: Milano (1)