Carlo Maderno was born around 1556. He resided in the town of Ticino. Maderno was known to be one of the founders of the baroque architecture ( these are Italian & roman styled church like buildings along with bold pillars with lots of paintings displaying icons). Carlo’s strenuous job in the marble quarries soon changed in 1588 as he and his 4 brothers…… Continue reading Carlo Maderno & Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni ( Jesus Christ , now that’s a mouthful isn’t it) was born 6 March 1475 in Caprese near Arezzo, Tuscany. Michael ( can I call him something else? Angie? Angelo, that sounds nice doesn’t it – Angelo ❤ . Anyways angelo 😛 is renowned for his unbelievable buildings, sculptures and paintings.…… Continue reading Michelangelo
Pietro Solario was born in Carona, Ticino, he apprenticed under his father Guiniforte Solari, who himself was an architect and sculptor. In 1476, he was hired to continue the construction of the Duomo di Milano. In 1487, he was invited to Russia by Ivan III to construct the walls and towers of the Moscow Kremlin. Within the next…… Continue reading Marco Ruffo and Pietro Solario – Palace of Facets
Most of us are aware of the heinous crime committed against the last Romanov family and how innocent children were dragged into something that they had nothing to do with. I have written about this before and I will write about it again. Yes, I am in love with the love story between Tsar Nicholas…… Continue reading Alix & Nicholai – Part 2
So someone who is considering relocating asked me about my experience – here it is 🙂 Since I lived in UK all my life I would often hear of the horrible events taking place back in Pakistan. I had quite a few Pakistani friends who would inform me not to relocate as there would be “Terrorists” everywhere, or better yet…… Continue reading Is this .. Pakistan?
Recently I watched a drama regarding the partition of India in 1947. Who conducted this? Who gave the authority and made the final decision? Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas Mountbatten ( what a tongue twister) was born in Windsor on 25 June 1900. He was from a German aristocratic family, the son of Prince Louis of Battenberg…… Continue reading Lord Mountbatten
There is so many magnificent buildings that we pass without even giving it a second glance. I reckon if we stopped a moment and took in each crevice, line and carving we would appreciate how long it must’ve took for a man to create this with their own hands. Aloisio da Milano was an architect…… Continue reading Aloisio da Milano & Aristotele Fioravanti