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An artistic view of Italy, painted in bricks.

We have been enjoying a taste of Italy in a series of  photographs by  brickexplorer on Instagram. First we take in the view of a gondolier cruising along the famous canals of Venice. I love the combination of natural elements (be that water, sky or earth) with LEGO built surroundings.

Next, let’s stroll through the narrow cobbled streets in the old town.  A gatto is eyeing up a crossaint while some washing dries in the sun, what a peaceful scene.

Finally, as the sun goes down, it’s time to relax and enjoy some freshly made stone baked pizza. The lights inside the pizzeria make it seem so inviting,  I’m not sure how far people travel to enjoy theis infamous pizza, it looks like a rocket has just landed on the left.

Italy’s il Duomo di Milano

Sometimes great things take time to create, as is the case with the Milan Cathedral. Construction began in 1386, with the final details (a gate) being completed in 1965. Renovations on the magnificent building continue even today. Hopefully brickbink‘s version did not take six centuries.

This inspired version is recognizable as the famous landmark, with its beautiful doors and statues. The only thing missing is an exorbitant amount of pigeons.

the cathedral

Spring Time in Tuscany

You know those snapshots that just bring you to a time in your life? Where you remember the defining moments, those poignant memories that make you smile. For me, this particular MOC reminds me of the first time I saw fireflies, in Tuscany, amid the vineyards. They were the only light along the path.

Carson Hart‘s rendition of an Italian Tuscan villa captures the bright colors and classic look, while forced perspective in the background shows off the rolling hills of vineyards. I imagine the other part of this villa may or may not include a winery that filled that bottle on the table.

Spring Time in Tuscany