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good bye dear pictures

Cardinal Mazarin was the real ruler of France during the boyhood of Louis XIV and one of the greatest collectors in the history of art. The Bibliotheque ┬áNationale was once the Cardinal’s private palace. It was here, a few days … Continue reading

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WHEN IN ROME

Rome, as the freshly abdicated ex-queen Christina saw it on her arrival, was a city in the process of being transformed by the genius of Bernini. Everywhere, churches and palaces were being rebuilt, and handsome piazzas laid out, in all … Continue reading

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