History of Tourism in Middle Ages

Roman Empire   –  Rome  –  Saint James The Religious Tourism in the Middle Ages Fall of the Roman Empire History of Medieval Tourism – How did you travel in the Middle Ages?:The fall of the Roman Empire plunged the European continent into a period of great confusion and disorder. For a time there was also an almost permanent state of war between the barbarian chiefs, who had invaded the ancient Roman empire. This contributed to the weakening of all forms …

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What was London Like in 1940?

What was London Like in 1940? – London Photos 75 Years Later On the occasion of the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the end of the bombings in London, in WWII, the artist and photographer Jim Dyson Recreation several scenes of the bombings with images of the past and current. These are images to commemorate the 75th anniversary since the Blitz, combining images of wartime destruction. London scenes from 1940 with current scenes to show the damage suffered by …

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Benjamin Franklin’s house in London

Know the Benjamin Franklin’s house in London The Residence of one of the founding fathers of the United States, Benjamin Franklin, is located on Craven Street ( London ), just minutes from Trafalgar Square. The house was built in 1730. It was inhabited by Franklin between 1757 and 1775. Currently, there is a museum and an educational center. Visitors can learn what Mr. Franklin’s student life was like. Also the experiments and scientific discoveries made in London. Franklin’s main occupation in …

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Porto: Coffee Shop Majestic an Icon of the Belle Epoque

Porto: Cafe Shop Majestic

The Coffee shop Majestic located in Rua de Santa Catarina N ° 122, opened its doors in 1921 with the name of “Elite”. It was designed by architect Joao Queirós inspired by the work of maestro Marques da Silva. At its inauguration attended all the personalities of the political and artistic world

Coffee shop majestic - porto
Coffee shop majestic – porto

Art Deco in Porto

In 1922, the name was changed to the current one. Art Deco style was one of the most luxurious places in Porto. The marble facade is adorned with plant motifs of sinuous shapes. A trio of charming columns marks the facade.
 In the upper part a pediment crowns the decoration with the Majestic’s initials. On the sides there are two representations of children who, amusing, invite the passer-by to enter.

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History of Nude in Art Renaissance Era

Nude in 15th to 17th centuries The Quattrocento Nude in Baroque History of Nude in Art Renaissance Era – 15th to 17th centuries In the Italian Renaissance, art returns to the past towards the search for ancient art from Rome and Greece, bringing a huge amount of architectural ruins and sculptures that become canonical models, artists will follow from now on. This recovery begins in Florence in the first decades of the 15th century, spreading in a very short time …

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