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Decorative Ceramic Tile on Building Facade via Instagram

November 8th, 2019 No comments

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Tile facades adorn these apartments via Instagram

October 22nd, 2019 Comments off

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Strolling the historic district of Porto, Portugal

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Chiesa di Santa Maria del Carmine, Milano, Italia

January 27th, 2019 Comments off

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Chiesa di Santa Maria del Carmine

Chiesa di Santa Maria del Carmine, Milano, Italia

While the exterior of this 1446 church is fairly plain, the interior is amazing. The light and shadows effect on the architecture are so dramatic is almost, literally, takes your breath away. We stepped in from the bright sun on a hot afternoon and it was like entering an entirely different world. The temperature dropped 10 degrees and it took several minutes for our eyes to adjust. We had entered from a side door, so we didn’t get the full effect until we moved up the enter aisle and took in this view. 

This is one of those photos that you easily remember taking. Unlike some, I believe that photography doesn’t take me out of the moment when I am Travelling, but rather makes my memories more vibrant and concrete when I return home. 

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Wood carving decoration detail, Villa Reale, Monza, Italy via Instagram

September 23rd, 2018 Comments off

Wood carving decoration detail, Villa Reale, Monza, Italy via Instagram

Wood carving decoration detail, Villa Reale, Monza, Italy

Royal residence of then Savoy Kings of Italy

The Royal Villa (Italian: Villa Reale) is a historical building in Monza, northern Italy. It lies on the banks of the Lambro, surrounded by the large Monza Park, one of the largest enclosed parks in Europe.

It was originally built by Giuseppe Piermarini between 1777[1] and 1780, when Lombardy was part of the Austrian Empire, for the Archduke Ferdinand of Austria.[2]

Following the establishment of the Napoleonic Kingdom of Italy, the building was used as a Royal Palace and became home to the Viceroy of Italy, Eugène de Beauharnais. With the fall of the First Empire (1815), Austria annexed the Italian territories to the Kingdom of Lombardy-Venetia, Monza being included in the province of Milan.

In 1861, when the new Kingdom of Italy was established, the building became a palace of the Italian Royal House of Savoy. The Royal Villa was abandoned by the royal family in 1900, after the murder of King Umberto I near the entrance as he returned from an event.

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A small piece of Sicily in our California Home via Instagram

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Carved Roman Sarcophagus via My Instagram

June 7th, 2018 Comments off

Carved Roman Sarcophagus via My Instagram

Carved Roman Sarcophagus

The last in this set from the Getty Villa. 
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Burial Portrait via My Instagram

June 6th, 2018 Comments off

Burial Portrait via My Instagram

Burial Portrait

Another one of my favorite pieces at the Getty Villa

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Roman Wall Painting, Getty Villa via My Instagram

May 29th, 2018 Comments off

Roman Wall Painting, Getty Villa via My Instagram

Roman Wall Painting, Getty Villa

One of my favorite pieces at the Getty Villa. Their expressions are priceless and feels very modern. 

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Sculpture Detail via My Instagram

May 24th, 2018 Comments off

Sculpture Detail via My Instagram

Sculpture Detail

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Bronze Sculpture, Getty Villa via My Instagram

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