Posts Tagged: statue

29 Must-See Statues and Where to Find Them

The subjective artistic vision of a creative mind can be expressed in millions of ways yet one of the best ways of doing so is to “hew away the rough walls that imprison the lovely apparition [a sculpture]” (as Michelangelo would say) and let raw materials come to life in the fairest of fashions. Sculptures,… Read more »

4 Statues in Italy that You Must See

Have you ever wondered what skill it took for the greatest artists to create their masterpieces? Well, Michelangelo had a great saying about it: “In every block of marble I see a statue as plain as though it stood before me, shaped and perfect in attitude and in action. I have only to hew away… Read more »

Visit Ankara – The Heart of Turkey

With a population of over 4.5 million (5.1 million in the metropolitan area), Ankara is the second-largest city in Turkey after Istanbul. Formerly known as both Ancyra and Angora, the capital is located in the centre of its parent country (hence the nickname). Ankara sits upon the junction point of most public means of transport,… Read more »

Visit Hong Kong – The Fragrant Harbour

Travelling to or from Hong Kong isn’t all that simple, nor is it easy to determine what country it pertains to. To put this into perspective, let us explain what we are talking about. Hong Kong is an autonomous area (officially known as Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China) run… Read more »

Visit Corfu – The Kumquat Paradise

There are many things that Greece may boast with and Corfu is one of them. The second-largest of the Ionian Islands (only behind Cephalonia), Corfu is known as Kerkyra (Κέρκυρα) to the locals. With a rich history riddled with battles and occupations, Corfu is now a tourist-paradise that seems to be specifically-designed to be just… Read more »

Visit Belgrade – The White City

The location where Belgrade was built had been inhabited since the 6th millennium BC by the renowned Vinča people. Then the Thraco-Dacians took over during antiquity. In 279 BC, however, the Celts conquered the city and renamed it Singidūn. Through the hands of the Romans (Augustus), the land then quickly fell into those of the… Read more »

New York City – Main Sights and Activities

As we have already mentioned in our previous article about New York City, the metropolis in question is far too grandiose to be included in a single commentary. After having familiarised yourself with the basics of the five boroughs of the city (read the article ‘Visit New York – The Empire City’: //freeminimaps.com/visit-empire-city/), you should… Read more »

Visit Florence – The Crucible of Art

There are few other places like Florence on planet Earth that can boast with such an abundant history of art and of culture. Many great people set foot there from Dante Alighieri to polymath Leonardo da Vinci. Florence is most undoubtedly tinged by its Renaissance roots more than any other city and it is a… Read more »