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Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore | Another 16th century Milan wonder

Another amazing architectural jewel I found in Milan, The Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore was built in 1503 by Gian Giacomo Dolcebuono. It was finished fifteen years later by Cristoforo Solari, divided into two parts: one for the faithful and one for the nuns. Until 1794 the nuns were strongly forbidden to cross the dividing […]

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Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and its stunning Glass Dome at night in Milan, Italy

Everyone knows that Milan is the fashion capital of Earth, and the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is not only one of the world’s oldest shopping malls but also a place to see the best dressed men and women out there. Housed within a four-story double arcade in central Milan, the Galleria is named after Vittorio Emanuele […]

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Astronomy Ireland: Chasing the Northern Lights | My Photo on the Cover

I am delighted to have one of my photos of the aurora borealis (a.k.a. Northern Lights) featured on July’s cover of the Astronomy Ireland magazine! No matter how my photographs are used, I feel like a kid on Christmas Eve, but there is something rather special about a magazine cover. The photograph was taken in a small […]

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Duomo di Milano | Is this the most beautiful cathedral?

The Milan Cathedral or Duomo di Milano, dedicated to Santa Maria Nascente, is at the very center of the city and the Piazza del Duomo. It is the fifth largest cathedral in the world and the largest in the Italian state territory. The Gothic cathedral took nearly six centuries to complete and it was actually Napoleon Bonaparte who was […]

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Have you ever been in jail? Meet Kilmainham Gaol, one of the largest unoccupied jails in Europe

Kilmainham Gaol (Jail) in Dublin, Ireland is one of the largest unoccupied gaols in Europe, it was involved in some of the most heroic and tragic events in Ireland’s history and its emergence as a modern nation from 1780s to the 1920s. When it was built in 1796, Kilmainham Gaol was referred to as the […]

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