Hindered by it's location, few miles away from the bay of Naples, the Amalfi Coast, Capri, Ischia and very close the Vesuvius, the mighty Royal Palace of Caserta is pretty often neglected by tourists, despite it's undeniable value. Not only the Palace is surrounded by a complex of natural beauties, including the marvellous aqueduct built by architect Vanvitelli, but also is the largest royal palace in the world by volume (expressed in cubic meters).
Travel Photo Challenge - day 6. Guess where the picture was taken in the comments section.
Through the centuries there have been many genocides, at every corner of the planet. The holocaust is one of them, possibly the most ferocious and deliberated one.
Now that vaccines are available and gradually all of us will have the chance to get protected from the virus (and to protect all those around us), travel restrictions will be lifted, one by one, by Countries worldwide based on the volume of the vaccinated percetage of population, thus travelling will become safe and possible again.
The period spanning from 1880 and 1914 was a special time for Europe: industry was flourishing, wealth started growing massively and a new social class arose: the Bourgeoisie, mostly composed by new entrepreneurs who started competing with the old aristocracy by building nice residences and Palazzi and by calling the services of artists who were experimenting new methods, tools and artistic features. The aim was to show off their wealth by deplying a massive display of beauty in all its forms.
When thinking about travelling, each place has a value. Be it big or be it small, it's just up to our perception of it and how much it impacted on out lives. Therefore I decided to pair precious stones to each continent, based on my personal perception of them. It's not a scoring of possible travel destinations but the impressions I got after exploring quite a big portion of this planet.