Ferrari Museum: Golden Era of Schumi

Hall of Fame, the Ferrari Museum, Maranello, Italy.

Hall of Fame, the Ferrari Museum, Maranello, Italy.

Many years ago, when we had almost completed the reconstruction of our first apartment, Michael Schumacher won the race in Hungaroring (Hungarian Grand Prix 2001) and became the winner of FIA Formula One World Championship. A bottle of champagne “blew up” not only on the podium in Budapest, but also in our new kitchen. We had celebrated his victory, and then were forced to repaint the kitchen ceiling as a result.

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Two Places for Correct Transition to a Better World: Jerusalem and Varanasi

The cemetery at the Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, Israel.

The cemetery at the Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, Israel.

Have you ever asked yourself where would you like to spend the last days of your life just before you leave this world?

If not, don’t read on. You are too young, and your whole life is ahead of you. Just live!

If yes….

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Mausoleum of Hadrian Turned into Castel Sant’Angelo

Castel Sant'Angelo from the South by Caspar van Wittel. Oil on canvas.
Castel Sant’Angelo from the South by Caspar van Wittel. Oil on canvas.

When you are heading to the Vatican, you can’t avoid seeing an amazing ancient bridge (foot traffic only) decorated with angel sculptures, and a mighty, brown building of original architecture near it. The Castle of the Holy Angel in the center of Rome, Italy, started its history as a mausoleum of the Roman Emperor Hadrian in 139 AD. In 250 years, it became a castle when the young and rising power, the Christian Church, started to replace pagan Roman buildings with Christian ones.

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