Behind the Notre Dame is Pont de l'Archevêché bridge. Adorned with hundreds of padlocks, it is quite the site. This trend is becoming ever so popular. Write your loved one's and your name on a padlock and attach it to the bride. Then, throw the key into the Sein river as a symbol of your undying love. Quite the romantic gesture.
Located in the province of West Flanders in Belgium, Bruges can be coined 'Venice of the North'. Rightfully so. This city, which amazingly covers an area of 138 squared kilometers, is filled with canals that eventually connect to the sea. Between the 12th and 15th centuries, this connection brought about the Golden Era for the city. It was located...
Sant'Ignazio di Loyola is a must see church when in Rome. The painted optical illusion fresco is an art piece by Andrea Pozzo, and it is magnificent. This church is grand, quiet and not filled with many tourists. It was a perfect refreshing stop for us.
People visit churches for many different reasons, faith, curiosity, appreciation for the buildings. To me, they all appeared to be the same. Quiet, dark with tall columns and high ceilings. I hated the long lines to all the famous ones. One book has changed my view and now that I know what I want to appreciate when I tour one, makes the experience that much more enjoyable and worthwhile.