Wandering through Wallenstein Palace Garden in Prague: the Dripstone Wall

We are in Prague, a magnificient city full of hidden alleys and charming walkways. Hidden behind the high walls, at the heart of baroque palace grounds, among a variety of buildings, is a palace lush garden with fountains, statues and other unique features. Constructed at the behest of Bohemian military leader who fought on the Catholic side during the Thirty Years’ War Albrecht Vaclav Eusebius of Wallenstein, between 1623 and 1630, the Wallenstein Palace (Valdštejnský palác) enjoyed a centuries-long first life as a magnificent private residence for various generations of…

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#April 18, 1480: wicked or sinless? The controversy life of Lucrezia Borgia, born on this day.

Lucrezia Borgia, the illegitimate daughter of Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia (who was to become Pope Alexander VI) was born on this day, April 18 1480. Her mother, the cardinal’s lover, was also the mother of her two older brothers, Cesare and Giovanni. This was the time of the Italian Renaissance when important figures such as Leonardo da Vinci and other artists, architects, and scientists rose to world fame and appreciation. By contrast, the power-hungry Borgia clan became known as evil, violent and politically corrupt, and their aim was to control as…

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#TodayInHistory – April 18

April 18 – Some important events on this day 1025 👉🏼 Bolesław Chrobry is crowned in Gniezno, becoming the first King of Poland 🇵🇱 1480 👉🏼 Lucrezia Borgia, the illegitimate daughter of Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia – who was to become Pope Alexander VI – was born on this day. ✔️ READ THE ARTICLE! 1506 👉🏼 The cornerstone of the current St. Peter’s Basilica is laid in the Vatican by Pope Julius II. Regarded as one of the greatest Renaissance and Baroque buildings, St Peter’s replacing an earlier basilica. It was…

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