Tag : Architecture

St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City

Happy Birthday, Mom! St. Peter’s Basilica is a Late Renaissance Catholic church located within Vatican City. It is one of the largest churches in the world. The basilica is the burial site of its namesake Saint Peter, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus. Because of its location in the Vatican, the Pope presides at a number of services throughout …

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The Colosseum. Rome, Italy

The Colosseum a.k.a. Coliseum a.k.a. Colosseo a.k.a. Flavius or Flavian Amphitheater is an elliptical structure built in 70-80 in the city of Rome, Italy. Built of concrete and stone, it is the largest amphitheater in the world, and is considered one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and engineering. The Colosseum was constructed during the reign of three emperors …

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The Gargoyles of Notre Dame de Paris

Notre-Dame de Paris, also known as Notre-Dame Cathedral or simply Notre-Dame, is a Catholic cathedral in Paris, France, built in the Gothic architectural style in 1345. Many small individually crafted statues are placed around the outside to serve as column supports and water spouts. Among these are the famous Gargoyles. A gargoyle is a carved stone grotesque, with a spout …

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