Thursday, 22 December 2016

ROME DIARY: VATICAN CITY AND DAVINCI MUSEUM

ROME DAY 2: VATICAN CITY

On the second day of our trip to Roma, and after spending the first day visiting the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Trevi Fountain, we went to the Vatican City, which is, as you probably know, the smallest sovereign state in the world (with an area of approximately 44 hectares, and a population of 842). Within Vatican City are religious and cultural sites such as St. Peter’s Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums. They feature some of the world’s most famous paintings and sculptures. (wikipedia!)


We forgot to get our tickets to the museum online so we had to wait for aproximately an hour but it was absolutely worth it. There were astonishing paintings everywhere, amazing sculptures and of course, the Sistine Chapel. It is the site of the Papal conclave, the process by which a new pope is selected. The fame of the Sistine Chapel lies mainly in the frescos that decorate the interior, and most particularly the Sistine Chapel ceiling and The Last Judgment by Michelangelo. Too bad we’re not allowed to take pictures (or talk!) inside the Sistine Chapel, the ceiling is breathtaking!


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We had lunch in one of the many restaurants inside the museums and then headed to St Peter’s Basilica, which is the most renowned work of Renaissance architecture and one of the largest churches in the world. Catholic tradition holds that the Basilica is the burial site of St. Peter, one of Christ’s Apostles and also the first Pope. If you’re passionate about sculptures, this is your heaven!
ST PETER’S BASILICA


And we finished our second day in Rome by visiting the Leonardo Da Vinci Museum. And seeing all his work and inventions, you understand why he is considered one of the most diversely talented individuals ever to have lived.
LEONARDO DA VINCI MUSEUM

The Vitruvian Man

Monday, 19 December 2016

INSTAGRAM ROUNDUP #1: PARIS TRIP


I realize I haven’t been hanging around here much lately, sorry for that! But here’s a quick roundup of the pictures I posted on instagram (@leilaboularbah) from my last trip to Paris. I still have loads of pictures I need to sort out but I promise I’ll try to post them as soon as possible.
You can head over to my instagram to see more of my feed and let me know what you think of it. And I would also love to know more about you over there, so leave me your username down below so I can have a peek at your photos as well 🙂

INSTAGRAM ROUNDUP #1: PARIS TRIP


I realize I haven’t been hanging around here much lately, sorry for that! But here’s a quick roundup of the pictures I posted on instagram (@leilaboularbah) from my last trip to Paris. I still have loads of pictures I need to sort out but I promise I’ll try to post them as soon as possible.
You can head over to my instagram to see more of my feed and let me know what you think of it. And I would also love to know more about you over there, so leave me your username down below so I can have a peek at your photos as well 🙂

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

PARKA BY ZARA




I NEVER THOUGHT I’D BE ONE TO WEAR A PARKA, NOT THAT IT’S UGLY OR ANYTHING, I JUST THINK IT’S NOT MY STYLE. I’M MORE OF A LONG COAT KINDA GIRL AND I THINK A PARKA IS MORE ON THE SPORTY SIDE. BUT I FELL IN LOVE WITH THIS PARTICULAR ONE FROM ZARA AS SOON AS I SPOTTED IT ON THEIR WEBSITE. I THINK IT’S THE COLOR THAT FIRST DREW ME , AS YOU MAY HAVE NOTICED, KAKHI IS STILL PRETTY MUCH RULING THIS SEASON. THE FAUX FUR AND THE FACT THAT’S IT’S WATER RESISTANT ARE A PLUS. I GOT IT WHEN I WAS IN PARIS LAST MONTH AND IT CAME IN HANDY SINCE IT RAINED MOST OF MY STAY THERE. I WOULD JUST WEAR A LITTLE SWEATER UNDERNEATH, ZIP IT UP AND BRAVE THE RAIN!
DETAILS:
PARKA, JEANS, SWEATER – ZARA
SNEAKERS – NIKE HUARACHE
BAG – LOUIS VUITTON SPEEDY BANDOULIÈRE 30




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