Leo’s Rabbit fell in love with the ancient city of Venice which originally was built on 100 small islands in the Adriatic Sea. Instead or roads, Venice relies on a series of waterways and canals. Rabbit was enchanted by its spectacular scenery and magical, romantic atmosphere. He enjoyed a short gondola ride through the canals and admired the stunning architecture of the surrounding buildings.
Today Leo's Rabbit travelled to the Italian city of Milan where he visited Duomo del Milano, one of the most iconic and impressive cathedrals in the world. It is apparently the largest gothic cathedral ever to be built and it is also one of the biggest Christian Churches in the world. Boasting a record-breaking 11,700 square metres, the Duomo is 45m x 156m and can accommodate 40,000 people.
Rabbit's learned that the cathedral took an astonishing 6 centuries to build. In 1386 construction began and it wasn’t until 1965 that it was complete. Leo's Rabbit thought that it was well worth the wait as the building is stunning, and somehow projects majesty and dignity.
Rabbit took a stroll through the vibrant streets surrounding Duomo del Milano, and he enjoyed watching large crowd of people from all background and ages gathering around the cathedral.
Today Leo’s Rabbit travelled to London to lay flowers and pay his respects to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. HM has lived a life of being exemplary and was a powerful source of inspiration for him, and for so many around the world. Her grace and strength, her loyalty and dedication to this country, never-failing commitment to us all made us all better and stronger. Rabbit feels honured to have lived through HM's reign and he weeps with the nation at her death.
Leo's Rabbit 'lives' in my handbag and he travels with us everywhere we go. He has pictures taken at various locations, tourist attractions and places we visit. As a part of this blog we will describe Leo's Rabbit Travels to share our personal experiences from these visits. Hopefully couple of people (apart from us :-) ) will find it interesting and may even feel encouraged to visit one of Rabbit's destinations.