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A Pleasure Palace and a Clock

Just outside Toledo, near the river before it flows around the city, there is a small, delicate palace built by a Moorish king or governor in the eighth century. He built it for his daughter, the Princess Galiana. Its flowered … Continue reading

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Leonardo da Vinci’s Pet Dragon

(This monster is not by Leonardo but by Michelangelo) One day Leonardo da Vinci’s dad knocked on his door. “Haven’t you finished that shield yet? The guy’s been waiting for it for over two months?” Leonardo called from deep inside … Continue reading

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