The Liceum was something we first read about in a guidebook. It said there that it had been supposed to become the seat of a university, but the Austrians didn't agree. However, the building was there, so it served (and still does) many different purposes. It also said there is a library, an astrological museum, and that on the ninth floor you can find what's called camera obscura. Fine with that. Then, with all that knowledge thoroughly packed in our minds, off we went to see it.
What we saw amazed us beyond belief. The first sentence we uttered was, "Where is this ninth floor supposed to be anyway??" Now for some explanation: the building itself looks like a four - maybe five - storey one. Something must have been wrong. We decided we had to check on that quickly. As we approached the Liceum we noticed some information board saying that we can find camera obscura on the ninth floor. Huh? How about that?
While travelling we quite often happen to pass by that Orthodox church in Svidnik, Slovakia. It's Svidnik's landmark (at least that's what we, passers by, assume;-) and we always look forward to seeing it again. One day we have to stop there and see what it looks like inside.
The Umberto I Gallery was constructed in the 19th century. You can find it in Naples, Italy and I must say it impressed us very much.
It is a strange feeling to find yourself in a street and inside a building, and both of these in the same time. All this is due to the glass and steel dome that joins the passages between buildings.
The floor is made of marble. In one place you can find a colourful Zodiac mosaic. (Btw, Umberto I was the only Italian king to have been assassinated).
Even though we had had it guaranteed in the schedule, there was some misunderstanding and it turned out some other people were to go inside the Colosseum instead of us. Impossible! Well, we might have as well bought a postcard if we wanted to see the famous building on the outside only.
It was the first sight of the Colosseum. Rising abruptly right among the ordinary city buildings. And we were not to go inside?
Well, it's high time to take care of Venice curiosities for the second time;-)
What was omnipresent in Venice was renovation. The cranes standing here and there but most of all the canvas! No, no, there was not any art exhibition on this occasion, although... Well, to get this straight, I mean the canvas they put on the buildings that are being renovated. Nothing strange in that? I'm afraid you are wrong. What serves as the covering has the part of the renovated building painted (or rather photographed) on itself. It looks beautiful. Well, don't take my word for it, just check it yourself.