Did you know that there are nine miles of culture and history with sculptures, paintings, other art, and religious and historical relics in the Vatican Museums, including their most famous attraction — the Sistine Chapel? It’s impossible to take it all in during one visit.
Vienna’s old town is a treasure chest of architectural and historical gems, including many churches which seem to be ideal to view at Christmastime. On our pre-Christmas trip earlier this month, we took notice of the various nativity scenes as most of the European churches we visited in the weeks before Christmas presented their own special versions.
The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) showcases the state’s history of attracting newcomers from early explorers to recent immigrants, as well as chronicling the lives of the native people who were here before them. OMCA also presents California’s influence in the world, significant events, art, and natural sciences. There’s something for everybody — native Californians, newcomers, and visitors.