Painting the ceiling this weekend? Spare a thought for the man who created the Sistine Chapel
As he hears the footsteps on the cold marble floor of the Sistine Chapel, 70ft below the scaffolding on which he was perched, Michelangelo hid himself in the shadows and prepared his attack. Nobody, but nobody, was to see his ceiling until he had finished it, but he suspected that his assistants had been bribed to let someone in. What he didn't realise was that the interloper was Pope Julius II, the very man who had commissioned the painting.
The Ultimate Packing Guide For International Explorers
Well, I leave the good ol’ USA in about 3 days and 15 hours (but nobody’s counting). I gotta tell you- things feel pretty weird. I’m in limbo where I have all this excitedly nerv…
St. Peter's Cathedral - Rome (HDR)
Join me here: Google+ | Facebook | Twitter | Prints | HDR Cookbook | YouTube | Highlight Commands: F: fave this image | L: view large on black | Ctrl+D: bookmark page The story of this photo: This shot was taken right at the entrance of St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City. This thing is huge and truly amazing. It has the largest interior of any Christian church in the world, holding 60,000 people. It is 220m long and 138m high. You get a humble feeling when you enter. Take a look at my "HDR…
What makes the Vatican City so very popular?
The beautiful land of Vatican is an exotic territory. It is sovereign and bears the historical niches from the days of the yore. It is not only beautiful but also domineering since the history of R…
The 26 Travel Apps That Will Change Your Life
Smartphone apps can save you time and money while traveling—from hotel discounts to navigation tips. Wendy Perrin reports on the best apps of the bunch for Android devices, iPhones, iPads, and more.
Insider Gossip of Saint Peter’s Basilica
Have you ever wondered why flash photographs are permitted in Saint Peter’s Basilica but not in the Vatican Museum? The reason you can take flash photography in the Basilica is that the paintings h…
Backpacking and Budget Travel Guide for Europe 2020 | Nomadic Matt
Here's a comprehensive budget and backpacking travel guide to Europe with advice on things to do, see, ways to save money, and costs for your next trip.
55 Lessons Learned from a Life of Travel (A guide to purposeful living)
What would a life of travel offer you? What can you learn from 22 years of nomadic travel? We share lessons and insights to help live a balanced, joyful, purposeful life.