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Paris 2014: Attila the Hun and Ste Genevieve

It was the year 451 AD and the great Roman Empire was beginning to crumble. The Goths and the Visigoths and the Vandals had been crossing the Rhine and entering Roman-occupied Gaul for the last forty years. And now came … Continue reading

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Paris 2014: The Saint Louis Wall in the Pantheon

Throughout the 19th century the Pantheon went back and forth between being a church and a mausoleum. During one of those periods when it was again called L’Eglise Saint-Genevieve a decision was made to decorate with murals the bare walls … Continue reading

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Paris 2014: The Pantheon’s Story of Joan of Arc

The Hundred Years War was waning and France was losing. Half of the country was scorched and parched and impoverished, thanks to Henry V and his invading English army. The other half was on the side of the English. Then … Continue reading

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Paris 2014: Inside the Pantheon

We left the Corinthian columns and the marble floor of the Pantheon’s west facade and entered the building to find more Corinthian columns and marble everywhere. And everywhere we looked we were reminded that this was once a church but … Continue reading

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Our Favorite Walks — Number One: Rome (again)

It was Holy Thursday, April 8, 2009 and we began our walk from our hotel down the Via Emilia steps to Via Veneto and then further down a couple of blocks to Piazza Barberini. Most of our Roman ventures started … Continue reading

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