Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence, Italy, the fourth largest cathedral in the world. At the time it was being built, no dome that wide existed and builders were at a loss to figure out how to do it. The vaulted dome was ingeniously conceived by Filippo Brunelleschi, early architect and engineer of the Renaissance. The climb to the top of the dome involves over 430 steps in steep, narrow stone passages between the structure of the church, with a breathtaking panoramic view of the city awaiting those who climb to the top.
The town of Lidice, near Prague in the Czech Republic. This was once a peaceful village of 500 people who were all cruelly killed by the Nazis when Hitler ordered their town to be destroyed as revenge for harboring a fugitive. The town has been reduced to a ghostly presence, comprised of just small pieces of rock foundations from the houses that once stood there. The statue depicts all the children of Lidice who were gassed by Nazi soldiers. To this day people leave flowers and toys to honor their memory and their innocence.
This is the Sedlec Ossuary (known as the Bone Church to many) due to its lucrative decorations… It’s in Kutna Hora, a town not far from Prague, Czech Republic.
This is me pretending to drink from what I thought was the biggest wine barrel in the world… But, I was wrong. THIS is the biggest wine barrel in the world! And yes, those are human beings walking next to it…
I decided to randomly post pictures from my travels, funny or just memorable! Because seeing new places is always worth it and hopefully others will share =]