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Re: Showdown in Florence: Contemporary Artists vs Michelangelo

Travel Rob ·
I don't know how these contemporary artists feel, but it's a tall order to be compared to Michelangelo. I think I'd rather take on the original Dream Team in basketball in their prime then what these artists up against.
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Showdown in Florence: Contemporary Artists vs Michelangelo

Travel Rob ·
          The Vatican's Pieta, by Michelangelo.   Florence's Galleria dell'Accademia , home of Michelangelo's David, will put on a exhibition temporarily titled "The great masters of contemporary art...
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La Dolce Vita (Part 2) Rome: A City in Renaissance

DrFumblefinger ·
(Overview of the city, viewed from "Rome from the Sky") I'd previously discussed the old Roman Ruins, which you can read about here. After the fall of the Roman Empire around 500 A.D., Rome entered a dark age that lasted a thousand years. ...
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La Dolce Vita (Part 3) The Vatican’s Treasures

DrFumblefinger ·
(Mural of Pope John Paul II, St. Peter's Square, The Vatican) When visiting the Vatican you leave Italy and enter another country, albeit a very small (110 acre) country with only a few hundred permanent residents.  Yet the Vatican...
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La Dolce Vita (Part 4) Firenze (Florence)

DrFumblefinger ·
(View of Florence from the Piazzale Michelangelo)  It’s hard to imagine a prettier setting for an historic city than the heart of Tuscany; that’s where you’ll find Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance and...
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Florentines say 'no' to McD opposite Cathedral

PHeymont ·
A proposed McDonald's opposite Florence's famed cathedral has brought a storm of protest and an ironic parody of Michelangelo's David statue.
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June 2, 2019: Piazzale Michelangelo, Florence, Italy

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us to the Piazzale Michelangelo for wonderful sunset views of Florence, Italy
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The Medici Chapels: Memorial to Wealth and Power

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on an exploration of how the wealth and power of the Medici family was exhibited after their deaths
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 17, 2014: Michelangelo's other Pieta. Florence, Italy

DrFumblefinger ·
  It being the day before Good Friday, I thought it timely to share one of my favorite sculptures with you.  A major highlight of a visit to the Duomo Museum in Florence is to see Michelangelo's "The Deposition", also known as the...
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Re: Florentines say 'no' to McD opposite Cathedral

TravelingCanuck ·
Well done to the people of Florence. I am sure McDonalds can find a location nearby without taking away from a UNESCO site.
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Sforza Castle, Milan

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the historic home of the wealthy and influential Sforza family in Milan, and is especially pleased to see Michelangelo's final work,,the Pietà Rondanini.
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