Sunday Special – Louvre Museum, Paris


Paris' crowning museum is, of course, the Louvre Museum (Musée du Louvre). It's not the world's largest as far as museums go - that title belongs the Smithsonian in Washington, DC. It is however, the world's largest art museum (and the world's second largest museum overall). A mind-boggling 38,000 paintings, sculptures, and artifacts spanning millennia... Continue Reading →

Sunday Special – Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion), Japan


Kyoto's Golden Pavilion, close up - Photo is Public Domain: Brücke-Osteuropa, 2011 Kinkaku-ji in Kyoto 1, CC0 1.0 Glittering in the sun due to its gold leaf exterior is one of Kyoto's most recognizable and loved sites - The Golden Pavilion, commonly called Kinkaku-ji in Japanese (though its official name is Rokuon-ji - 鹿苑寺). Standing stately it... Continue Reading →

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