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Albano, Italy
Albano

Albano, Italy – A Photo Gallery

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Albano Laziale is a comune in the Metropolitan City of Rome, on the Alban Hills, in Latium, central Italy.  It is 25 kilometres outside of Rome.  It is a beautiful town with stunning old buildings. Albano is a great place to spend time wandering the streets, exploring and sampling the food from the local shops.[...]
Pompeii Brothel
Pompeii

Pompeii Brothel – A Photo Gallery

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Pompeii is the most famous of the ancient Roman towns preserved after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD. What is not as well known is that Pompeii was home to brothels and the graphic sexual images that adorned their walls. One such brothel, Lupanare, was built only a few years before the volcanic eruption. Much of the art shows sex acts that some archaeologists believe were advertisements of available services. However, it is also believed that the images may have shown an idealised version of what it was like to wo[...]
St Maria Basilica
Rome

Santa Maria degli Angeli – A Photo Gallery

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The Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, also known as Santa Maria degli Angeli, is an ancient Roman bath converted into a church in the 16th century.  It was designed by Michelangelo. It is located on the Piazza della Repubblica, not far from the Termini train station. The site originally held the largest public baths in the city and were completed in 306.  However, over time these baths fell into ruin.  It was not until 1533 when a Cardinal acquired the site that it was used a[...]
Fountain of Neptune
Florence

Male Statues & Their Appendages, Florence

After reading a rather interesting article titled “Why Aren’t Classical Statues Very Well Endowed”, it had me looking back through my photos of my trip to Florence, Italy.  Check out the article. So I thought I would share some of those photos with you.  I know you want to see them! Now obviously, the Statue of David is not in these photos as you can’t take photos in the museum. Piazza della Signoria The Piazza della Signoria has been the centre of political life in Florence since the 14th century.  The Pa[...]