How to bring life to rocks -a lesson by Baroque Roman masters

Piazza Navona was definitely one of my favourite spots in Rome. Surely I won't be the only person to say it. The perfectly geometrical designed plaza features three beautiful fountains. The main one, at its centre, Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, or Fountain of the Four Rivers, was sculpted by Bernini, one the stars of Baroque … Continue reading How to bring life to rocks -a lesson by Baroque Roman masters

There is so much gold in St. Peter’s Basilica

It didn't matter where we've come from - from east, west, north or south - which language was that we called our mother tongue, which was the colour of our skin or the shape of our eyes - there was something we all shared at that moment. A feeling of wowness, a feeling of smallness. … Continue reading There is so much gold in St. Peter’s Basilica

Exploring the living old parts of Rome

One of the things I like the most in any European city is simply the streets. Not that you can find any sort of pattern, mind me. But I like that these streets were not built for cars. I adore how intrinsicate, narrow, wavy or even steep they can be. I love the way buildings … Continue reading Exploring the living old parts of Rome

Castles up north – Eilean Castle

The most beautiful thing about castles isn't normally its architecture, the interiors or its details. Castles are usually built in strategic points and their primary goal was typical defense. So what is that makes it so exciting to visit castles, that goes beyond historical significance? There must be a lot of different opinions out there … Continue reading Castles up north – Eilean Castle

Castles up north – the Urquhart

Last August I went once again up to Scotland and "raided" a few castles. One can't really get enough of looking at once was place of royals and yet feel slightly disgusted when pondering on how others could have so much. However, I imagine the contrast in these places couldn't be too pronounced. Castles (or … Continue reading Castles up north – the Urquhart

Berlengas, that place humans couldn’t conquer

A few weeks ago I decided to surprise my mum with a visit. I hadn't been home since Christmas, and to be fair I was in need of some rest and vitamin D. Probably I could have gotten more rest - I had still to do some work remotely. But let's face it - having … Continue reading Berlengas, that place humans couldn’t conquer

The Vatican Museums – a tale of an absolute nightmare

I am so outraged by my experience in the Vatican Museums that I cannot even start by writing a lovely post about how wonderful Rome is. This is one of those situations when it's hard to disassociate one bad moment of the trip from the experience the trip as a whole actually was. So I … Continue reading The Vatican Museums – a tale of an absolute nightmare

A few shots of the most northern city of the UK

Bla bla bla, I love Scotland, bla bla bla, if you've been following this blog, you already know that. I used Inverness as my base to explore Skye and some castles around up there in the highlands. There isn't really much to do in Inverness - it's a small town, a small place, where visitors … Continue reading A few shots of the most northern city of the UK