Milan Cathedral is an amazing example of Italian architecture. This great Gothic example took almost 6 century to complete. More than 80 architects and lead engineers invested their talent into this creation. Nowadays, it requires constant maintenance and restoration. Do you know that you can adopt one of its 135 gargoyles to contribute to the restoration fund?
I’ve been in Vatican two times. These pictures were taken a few years ago. I liked that visit more than first for a simple reason: fewer people! It was raining all day long, at times cats and dogs, so it eliminated a big percent of the wanderers from Saint Peter’s Square and from the Vatican museums as well. I was soaking wet constantly covering my camera and lenses from getting extra moisture on them, sometimes not able to take any pictures, but I couldn’t close my eyes on the beauty and richness around me.
Oh yes, I did visit the most famous historical and architectural sites of Rome and I did enjoy embracing the idea that I am now closer to the human history as well as all those millions of tourists in Rome. However I was looking for something else, so something extra, for something special-only for me. I was searching for the elements what connect me to the city, and I think I succeed in it finding those things that might be insignificant for others but really important for me: I noticed the textures of the ancient walls and stone roads, I followed the Roman skylines, I loved the juxtapositions of ancient elements and modern life invasions. That what makes me “dig” the places I travel to.