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April 20, 2021

‘The Kiss of Death’: The Magnificent Sculpture Celebrating the Afterlife

Nestled into an 18th-century cemetery in Barcelona, The Kiss of Death is a haunting sculpture used to commemorate one man's grave. The piece is located in the city's Poblenou Cemetery and is one of its most iconic tombs. The statue is not only impressive for the fine carving and the sculptor's ability to render texture, but also for the tender way in which it embraces death.

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March 18, 2021

Get to Know Montmartre, Paris’ Legendary Artist Neighborhood on a Hill

On a hill overlooking Paris lies the neighborhood of Montmartre. During La Belle Époque—a period of French history dating between 1880 and 1914—the sloped streets were home to some of the world's most legendary artists. This area has long been central to Parisian history, from the revolutionary Paris Commune to the iconic cabaret Le Chat Noir. Paris is a city saturated in the arts, and a pilgrimage to Montmartre is almost obligatory for traveling creatives.

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February 15, 2021

Beautiful 50-Foot-Tall Sculpture Pays Tribute to Native American Women in South Dakota

High above the Missouri River in South Dakota sits a magnificent sculpture that’s a beautiful tribute to the Native Nations of the Great Plains region. The 50-foot-tall artwork is called Dignity of Earth and Sky—often shortened to just Dignity—and is a statue of an Indigenous woman wearing a Plains-style dress and receiving a star quilt. In highlighting this figure, the memorial recognizes the often-overlooked group of women of the Lakota and Dakota Nations.

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February 2, 2021

‘World’s Largest Chest of Drawers’ Is the Perfect Entrance to America’s Largest Furniture Store

Venture to High Point, North Carolina, and you’ll find a chest of drawers meant for a giant. At 85 feet tall, this massive piece of furniture stands at the entrance of Furnitureland South just outside High Point University. It is aptly modeled after a highboy dresser and features incredible details that make it look grand from near and afar.

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