Thursday, October 30, 2014

Santa Maria della Fava

Church of Santa Maria della Fava, Castello, Venice
Santa Maria della Fava, also Santa Maria della Consolazione
Campo de la Fava, Castello
Venice, October 2013

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Benetton B192

Benetton B192, Lime Street, City of London, London
Benetton B192 designed by Ross Brawn and Rory Byrne
On display in Lime Street, City of London
London, September 2014

“Michael Schumacher’s success all began when he joined the Benetton-Ford race team. What’s more, 2012 marks the 20th anniversary of a landmark year, the season where Michael Schumacher earned his first podium and scored his first victory in 1992 with Team Benetton. Coincidentally, racing fans can now own a piece of history: the 1992 season Benetton F1 car is now available for sale.”

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Water Pump

Water pump, Keibelstraße / Wadzeckstraße, Berlin
Vintage hand water pump
Keibelstraße / Wadzeckstraße
Berlin, September 2011

Monday, October 27, 2014

La séparation du couple

La séparation du couple, The Separation of a Couple by de Max, Montparnasse Cemetery, Paris
“La séparation du couple” (The Separation of a Couple) by de Max, 1902
Montparnasse Cemetery, 14e arrondissement
Paris, July 2014

La séparation du couple, which was originally destined for Luxembourg Gardens, can be found in the cemetery's 4th division. Perhaps the saddest of all the monuments there, the separation of the couple was moved to the cemetery in 1965 because it was considered too obscene for Luxembourg. It depicts a woman straining to rise from her grave to console her mourning paramour, face in hands, standing above her.”
(The Montparnasse District, French-at-a-Touch)

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Solomon and the Queen of Sheba

Solomon and the Queen of Sheba, copy of the original bronze panel of the Gates of Paradise by Lorenzo Ghiberti, Baptistry of Saint John, Florence
“Solomon and the Queen of Sheba”, copy of the original bronze panel of the
Porte del Paradiso (Gates of Paradise) by Lorenzo Ghiberti
Battistero di San Giovanni (Florence Baptistery)
Piazza del Duomo
Florence, October 2013

See also: Adam and Eve - Cain and Abel - Noah - Abraham - Isaac with Esau and Jacob - Joseph - Moses - Joshua - David

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Keyworth Centre

Keyworth Centre, London South Bank University, London
Keyworth Centre, London South Bank University
Keyworth Street, Elephant & Castle, Southwark
London, September 2014

“At nine storeys, the Keyworth Centre makes a dramatic gesture to the street with a glazed face fronting an atrium that runs the full height and most of the width of the building. Internally, two sets of free-standing timber ‘pods’ with curved timber-clad walls are set symmetrically either side of the atrium. They are used for seminars and informal teaching; the storey-height spaces between them are enclosed with glass balustrades to form terraces which students can use as ‘break-out’ spaces, with views into the atrium and out through the glazed wall.”

Friday, October 24, 2014

San Giorgio in Velabro

Church of San Giorgio in Velabro, via del Velabro, Rome
Church of San Giorgio in Velabro
Via del Velabro, Ripa
Rome, May 2012

“After the killing in May 1992 of Italy's top Mafia prosecutor, the Government began its biggest crackdown against the mob in years, arresting the reputed boss of all bosses, Salvatore Riina. In response, the Mafia launched five car bomb attacks in Rome, Florence and Milan in 1993, that left 10 people dead and dozens wounded. The targets included the Uffizi Gallery in Florence and two of Rome's most venerable churches, San Giovanni in Laterano and San Giorgio.”