Forget museums! Here are ten places to see amazing works of art in situ.
On Nov. 1, 512, Michelangelo Buonarroti completed the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, his crowning achievement in painting. Decorated with scenes from the book of Genesis (including the Creation of Adam, pictured), the famous frescoes still attract around five million visitors a year, five centuries later.
The chapel is of course just one of the many cultural delights to be found in Rome, making it a dream destination for art lovers. Click through for nine more travel hot-spots where you can see stunning artworks in situ.
During a recent voyage along South America's eastern coast, Justin Hofman was surprised to get close-up footage of an unfazed mother whale and her newb... More During a recent voyage along South America's eastern coast, Justin Hofman was surprised to get close-up footage of an unfazed mother whale and her newborn calf. Hofman is the undersea specialist on the National Geographic Explorer, whose expedition team was granted special permission to dive with southern right whales in the nature reserve of Península Valdés, Argentina, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Learn more about the Patagonia expedition: http://www.nationalgeographicexpeditions.com/destinations/southamerica/category/patagonia?utm_source=NGdotcom-Video&utm_medium=link&utm_content=20140619_LEX_Video_RightWhaleEncounter_AllPatagonia&utm_campaign=NGdotcom Click to see more video highlights from the National Geographic - Lindblad fleet of expedition ships traveling around the globe: video.nationalgeographic.com/video/ngexpeditions/
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