Piazza della Signoria (Florence, Italy)

Out in a public space in Florence are sculptures that are considered to be masterpieces. I had a hard time wrapping my head around the openness and public trust.┬áIt was surprising to find a body double of one of the great works of Renaissance art. Michelangelo's David originally appeared in the square of the Palazzo... Continue Reading →

St. Mark’s Basilica (Venice, Italy)

St. Mark's Basilica is one of the most recognizable places in Venice, if not as the church of the Catholic Archdiocese of Venice, then surely for the tens of thousands of pigeons that flock around its plaza. The cathedral has a commanding presence in the square, once the Doge's chapel but now an ornate cathedral.... Continue Reading →

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