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Eddie (@eduardollull)

The Battle of San Romano by 15th century Florentine painter Paolo Ucello... and being recreated before our eyes at the Louvre by this guy.

The painting is part of a set of three by Ucello depicting scenes of the 1432 battle between Florence and Siena.

The other two paintings are in the National Gallery in London and the Galleria degli Uffizi in Florence.

This one in the Louvre is called the The Counterattack of Michelotto da Cotignola.
If you were wondering, it seems the outcome of the battle was more or less inconclusive.

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Eddie (@eduardollull)

The Louvre Pyramid was commissioned by President Mitterrand in 1984 and designed by I. M. Pie, the American architect who faced stiff resistance to his designs at first, reminiscent of the reaction initially elicited by the designs of the Eiffel Tower.
And despite the look on my face, I'm really excited to be there... #paris #france #visitparis #visitfrance #louvre #louvrepyramid #pyramidedulouvre #museedulouvre #museum #museums #famousmuseum #Llull #travelblogger #history #historytravels #exploringparis

Eddie (@eduardollull)

Of course an American would, of all the fantastic sites of Paris, stop and gawk at this one for a while. It's a statue of George Washington, at a traffic circle, not too far from the Champs-Élysées, given to the city of Paris in 1900 (officially on July 3), by a group of Americans.
The inscription explains that the statue is a gift for "l'aide fraternelle" from the French during the American War for Independence.

#paris #visitparis #france #visitfrance #Llull #exploringparis #wanderlust #travel #history #historytravels #travelblogger #georgewashington #statues

Eddie (@eduardollull)

Approaching Gustave Eiffel's wrought iron wonder. A Parisian icon now for 129 years. It is quite breathtaking to behold.

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Eddie (@eduardollull)

First time in Paris. You can count me smitten. I went with my thirteen-year-old son and have to get back there asap.
#paris #visitparis #france #visitfrance #Llull #travelswithkids #travelblogger #travel #metro #parismetro #latinquarter #saintgermain

Eddie (@eduardollull)

Meet Hope, the blue whale that greets visitors to London's Natural History Museum. At 25 meters long (!), she's apparently the largest creature in history. The museum purchased her for £250 in 1891 after she washed ashore in Ireland.
#London #history #naturalhistory #uk #naturalhistorymuseum #historytravels #bluewhale #hopethewhale #museum #Llull #wanderlust #exploringlondon #expatlife #visituk #visitlondon

Eddie (@eduardollull)

London's Natural History Museum decked out in purple for a recent event.
Parts of the collection go back over a century and a half and include specimens collected by Charles Darwin himself.

#london #uk #unitedkingdom #naturalhistorymuseum #naturalhistory #naturalhistorymuseumlondon #purple #museum #architecture #history #historytravels #expatlife #exploringlondon #visituk #visitlondon

Eddie (@eduardollull)

The statue of Boudica and Her Daughters on the north end of Westminster Bridge with the London Eye in the background.
Boudica was the British Celtic queen who led a revolt against the Romans around the year 60 AD. It failed, but she became a British folk legend.
#London #uk #history #historytravels #unitedkingdom #photooftheday #expatlife #boudicea #boudica #silhouette #famousstatues #statue #visituk

Eddie (@eduardollull)

Yes Olde Cheshire Cheese pub is definitely worth a visit if you're in London and looking for something unique. A pub was originally built on this site in 1538 but burned down during the Great Fire of London in 1666. Shortly thereafter, Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese came into being.
It claims that Charles Dickens and GK Chesterton were regular patrons. Just watch your head once inside if you're 6 feet or taller. I've hit my head each time I've gone there.

#London #uk #unitedkingdom #photooftheday #travel #travelblogger #history #historytravels #expatlife #Llull #oldpubs #pub #historicpub #yeoldecheshirecheese #fleetstreet #visituk

Eddie (@eduardollull)

Working in Bankside, it seems everywhere I go the Shard (Europe's tallest building outside Moscow) is playing peekaboo with me. Here are 10 of my favourite views.

#London #visituk #unitedkingdom #bankside #architecture #photooftheday #photoseries #multiplephotos #travel #travelblogger #Llull #shard

Eddie (@eduardollull)

The Paternoster sculpture has been part of Paternoster Square, next to Saint Paul's Cathedral, since 1975. It's meaning is twofold: clearly there are Christian undertones, but the area also used to be a market where livestock was sold.
#London #history #historytravels #uk #unitedkingdom #england #stpaulscathedral #blitz #travel #travelblogger #shepherd #visituk #paternostersquare #paternostersculpture

Eddie (@eduardollull)

The National Firefighters Memorial, by St Paul's Cathedral, was unveiled in 1991 and honours the Herculean efforts of London's firefighters during the blitz.

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Eddie (@eduardollull)

Poor Big Ben, getting a facelift. This is a couple of months ago. The scaffolding is now up to the face of the clock.

Its official name is Elizabeth Tower, after the current queen (done to honor her in 2012, her jubilee year). #London #visituk #bigben #historytravels #history #travelblogger #Llull #scaffolding #travel #redbus #londonbus #cloudy #elizabethtower #queenelizabeth #clocktower

Eddie (@eduardollull)

Beautiful fields of Northern Ireland, from the air (RyanAir, to be exact). Emerald Isle. Still not sure whence the nickname comes 🤔. Anyway, I had a great time Belfast, thank you.
#Belfast #northernireland #travelblogger #travel #historytravels #llull #businesstrip #wanderlust #history #emeraldisle #traveldeeper #visitbelfast #planeviews #belfastinternationalairport #ryanair #greenfields #viewfromabove #viewfromtheplane #discoverni #visituk

Eddie (@eduardollull)

This is the Crown Liquor Saloon, or Crown Bar — "the most famous bar in Belfast." It's look and feel is that of the so-called gin palaces of the 19th century, which morphed from quasi-pharmacies serving gin for medicinal purposes into full-service pubs. Charles Dickens described the ambiance of the gin palaces as "perfectly dazzling when contrasted with the darkness and dirt we have just left." That is, compared to the sometimes drab world of the Victorian era.
From where it sits in the downtown area, it has seen its share of history over the years. Indeed, across the street is the Europa Hotel, dubbed "the most bombed hotel in the world." During the Troubles it was bombed 36 times!

#Belfast #northernireland #travelblogger #travel #historytravels #llull #businesstrip #wanderlust #history #emeraldisle #traveldeeper #visitbelfast #discoverni #crownbar #crownliquorsaloon #famousbar #historicalpub #dickens #ginpalace #visituk

Eddie (@eduardollull)

The Jaffé Fountain in Victoria Square was built in 1874 to honour Belfast's leading linen merchant, a Jewish immigrant from Germany named Daniel Joseph Jaffé. (Belfast really came of age as a centre of the linen trade and even took the nickname Linenopolis.) One of Jaffé's many children, Sir Otto Jaffé, served twice as Lord Mayor of Belfast.

It's bright yellow colour contrasted nicely with the gray Belfast sky when I was there.

#Belfast #northernireland #travelblogger #travel #historytravels #llull #businesstrip #wanderlust #history #emeraldisle #traveldeeper #visitbelfast #discoverni #linen #victoriasquare #jaffefountain #linenopolis #visituk

Eddie (@eduardollull)

The "Beacon of Hope" sculpture, just off Queen's Bridge, which crosses the River Lagan in Belfast.
The 19.5 metre tall sculpture, which was completed in 2007, is part of Thanksgiving Square, a space set aside by the city to provide a public place for people to give thanks. Or something along those lines.

The sculpture has also been affectionately (or perhaps not so affectionately) called the Thing with the Ring or Lula with the Hula.

#Belfast #northernireland #travelblogger #travel #historytravels #llull #businesstrip #wanderlust #history #emeraldisle #traveldeeper #visitbelfast #discoverni #visituk #beaconofhope #scultpure #riverlagan #queensbridge #thanksgivingsquare

Eddie (@eduardollull)

The "Mother Daughter Sister" statue in Belfast celebrates the role women have played in the history of the Sandy Row area. It stands in front of the mural celebrating William of Orange's victory at the Battle of the Boyne over James II, which solidified William's hold oher the throne of England and Scotland and strengthened the power of Protestants in Ireland. There's an interesting contrast there. I'm just not certain what it is.

Written on the plaque at the foot of the Mother Daughter Sister statue are the words to the song Que Sera Sera.

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Eddie (@eduardollull)

There are many so-called peace walls in Belfast that separate Protestant and Catholic neighborhoods. They grew out of barricades these communities had erected during the time of the Troubles. In this video I'm approaching a wall from the Catholic side. Like many of these walls there's a gate that's closed at night and on weekends (I'm there on a Sunday). Check out the mural between the two sides, a plea to the people of an area historically ravaged by sectarian violence.

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