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Notre Dame de Paris is one of the most famous buildings of Paris, France. It is the cathedral dedicated to Virgin Marry. The building is a gothic style structure and is standing tall in the middle of the city. The gothic style structure and little details such as artistic gargoyles, the beauty you can only enjoy by visiting the church. Building made prominent by the bright colors, comprises a full history within it. Being one of the oldest buildings in the city, the church was built in 12th century.  It has seen many ages and wars. The importance and the significance in the Paris are understandable when we know that it has inspired many books and movies. The most famous of them is The Hunchback […]

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Another version of the same dock in Italy artist seams fascinated with the view of the Bacino de San Marco about which he has made around 5 more versions of the same landscape. The keen history and the novice of the surroundings may have intrigued him to portray the scene. Here, we are watching a more clear and detailed version of the port, with buildings having more detail and the Quai des Esclavons (the pavement near the creek) is having more objects than the other portrayals. The prominent buildings on the right are The Doge’s Palace, The clock Tower & The Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana. The big square emerges between those buildings is called St Mark’s Square. All of them have their own significant histories in the […]

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Subtle description of the city of Venice concentrating mainly on the Grand Canal the painting silently adheres the grandeur of the city. Felix Ziem’s series about his favorite city discovers various dimensions and places of the city in artistic way. The glory of Venice is wide-spread in the world. Just like Vatican City, Venice also comprises historically noteworthy building. But unlike Vatican’s religious impression on the visitor’s mind, Venice enjoys nickname of a romantic city. Many visitors on their romantic journey visit Venice and take a ride on the Gondolas – the small iconic boats of the city which travels through-out the canals. The boats in the painting are the same Gondolas without which Venice’s depiction would be considered incomplete. A routine of placing elements […]

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The beautiful and significant landscape of the Venice’ waterfront called Riva degli Schiavoni in English is very crowded place in modern times or should I say over-crowded. People love to take a walk on the pavement near the river for a fresh air. But the history of this place is large due to the prominent building resting beside the bank of the river. The nearest building in the painting on the right built with a Venetian gothic style is called Doge’s palace. Many people may walk by it today without knowing the historical importance of the building. It was the building from where the Venetian republic was governed. It was built by Doge Angelo Partecipazio as he found the need of moving the government from […]

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