As the first month of springtime, March had a lot of travel and many stories to tell. In this blog, we will share the stories you listened the most!
Paradise on earth (The Royal Alcázares of Seville: from East to West)
In the Muslim culture, an oasis symbolizes heavenly joy, with abundant water, fruit trees, and perfumed flowers, a sensory delight. This sunken garden was borrowed from the Moroccan and North African gardening tradition, which protected plants from desert sandstorms.
Roman Memories (St. George Castle: the guardian of Lisbon)
Crowning this prosperous port and land, the Castle Highland was occupied by theRomans with a wealth of archaeological finds proving the existence of an early Roman castle based atop the hill and sloping down to the shore.
The Sea God (Cape Sounion: the temple of Poseidon)
The temple of Sounion is dedicated to Poseidon. He was among the oldest deities worshiped by the Greeks, who considered him the god of the sea, earthquakes, horses, and male associations. Poseidon was not much fun, and his wrath could be terrible. Greeks attributed earthquakes to his anger, while poor Odysseus struggled for ten years to return home after insulting Poseidon.
Buried in All Glory (Castel Sant’Angelo: a palimpsest of memories)
Originally this building served as a mausoleum, commissioned to architect Demetriano by Emperor Hadrian for him and his family. The original structure must have been approximately 48 meters high, consisting of a ten-meter high square base that supported a twenty-meter cylindrical drum.
Come to Milan! (The Last Supper: Leonardo’s enigmatic masterpiece)
Leonardo became known at a very young age because of his accomplishments. When Ludovico Sforza became the Duke of Milan, he invited the young lad. In a letter sent to the Duke, da Vinci describes himself as an engineer who had built movable bridges, a new type of cannon, and what we would recognize today as a proto-tank.