BEATLES IN YEKATERINBURG? ⠀ While the West was infested with Beatlemania, the Soviet Union was struggling to censor the band. Nevertheless, their music crept into the soul of one Soviet city in particular: Yekaterinburg🕺 ⠀ Like❤️ ⠀ During Soviet time, the Beatles were considered a Western propaganda machine. People were risking serious repercussions for listening to their music. Despite it, passionate fans were smuggling-in vynils at very high costs📀 ⠀ With the fall of USSR, fanclubs were created across the former republics. In 2003, the president of the Beatles Fanclub of the Urals conceived the plan to create a monument in Yekaterinburg. ⠀ Local government was not supportive, therefore it took 6 years and US9000 of fundraising to finally unveil one of the prettiest attractions of the city: a statue with cookie-cutter outlines of the Fab Four🎸 ⠀ On the adjacent wall, there is a graffiti painting which reads: "The love you take is equal to the love you make" ⠀ Instagramable spot: Yekaterinburg, Gorkogo Street, by the bridge over Iset river. #siberiannites_russia
♡ We love this moment @unviajede2 created in Avenue of the Baobabs, Madagascar 🇲🇬 ↡ Remember to tag us or use #creativetravelcouples for YOUR chance to be featured 📸 also check out the link in our bio for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift idea! ❤️
While I'll always prefer the quiet scenes found on tiny side streets to the more famous, sweeping vistas, there's something to be said for pausing to take in a view of the grand canal when it's bathed in golden hour sunlight. Really, does it get any prettier than this? ✨⠀ Also! If you've been enjoying my Venice photos, I just wanted to let you know that I've added some (including this one) to my Etsy print shop (and am happy to make other favourites available on request) – and, bonus, they're all on sale until the end of the month! The link is in my profile!
If you only see one thing while in Zaragoza it has to be the Basilica de Nuestra Señor del Pilar! This gorgeous church built in 1680, also has a tower that provides gorgeous views of the city. Pssst, it’s where I took this shot 😉
“Basilica: The Splendor and the Scandal” by R.A. Scotti. This book goes through the entire construction of St Peter’s Basilica and how epically awesome that project was. The sweat, blood & tears, the egos, the artistry... it’s all here. Great book!
A rainy day in Rome is the perfect time for a visit to the Ara Pacis. Downstairs, there’s a temporary exhibit about Marcello Mastroianni that mentioned in my recent cinema lover’s guide to Rome for @afarmedia. Link in bio ☔️🏛💫 #freelancelife