Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Chummey Bear

Chummey Bear Goes to Brighton 1887 plaque, Portobello Road Market, London
Portobello Road Market
London, October 2009

Monday, May 30, 2011

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Soaring Figure

Soaring Figure by Stella Shawzin, Fordham University. New York
“Soaring Figure” by Stella Shawzin
Fordham University, Lincoln Center campus
New York, September 2008

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Château d'eau

Fontaine du Château d'eau de Montmartre, Paris
Fontaine du Château d'eau de Montmartre
(Fountain of the water tower of Montmartre)
Place Jean-Baptiste-Clément
18e arrondissement, Paris, July 2010

Friday, May 27, 2011

Gilt of Cain

Gilt of Cain by Michael Visocchi and Lemn Sissay, Fen Court, City of London
“Gilt of Cain” by Michael Visocchi with a poem by Lemn Sissay
Fen Court (St Gabriel Fen)
City of London, October 2009

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Fontana dei Monti

Fountain of the Hills by Pietro Lombardi, Rome
Fontana dei Monti (Fountain of the Mountains) by Pietro Lombardi
Via di San Vito, Rione Monti
Rome, May 2011
See also:
Fontana della Pigna (Fountain of the Pinecone)
Fontana del Timone (Fountain of the Helm)
Fontana dei Libri (Fountain of the Books)
Fontana delle Anfore (Fountain of the Amphorae)
Fontana delle Palle di Cannone (Fountain of the Cannonballs)
Fontana delle Arti (Fountain of the Arts)
Fontana della Botte (Fountain of the Cask)
Fontana delle Tiare (Fountain of the Tiaras)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Midtown Manhattan

Midtown Manhattan and Bryant Park from the Empire State Building
New York, October 2007

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Saint Germain de Charonne

Saint Germain de Charonne church, Paris
Church of Saint Germain de Charonne
Rue de Bagnolet, 20e arrondissement
Paris, July 2005

Monday, May 23, 2011

The Punch Tavern

The Punch Tavern sign, Fleet Street, London
The Punch Tavern, Fleet Street
London, October 2009

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Squad Car

Lamborghini Gallardo, Polizia di Stato, Rome
Lamborghini Gallardo, Polizia di Stato
Piazza del Popolo
Rome, May 2011

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Vesuvio Bakery

Vesuvio Bakery, South Village, New York
Vesuvio Bakery, Princes Street, SoHo
New York, September 2008

See also: Shoes in the Bakery Window and Other Mysteries
History in the Baking

Friday, May 20, 2011

Horse Tamer

Horse tamer, one of the Chevaux de Marly, Louvre, Paris
One of “The Horse Tamers” of Marly by Guillaume Coustou the Elder
Cour Marly, Musée du Louvre
Paris, July 2005

See also: Cour Marly - Marly Horses

Thursday, May 19, 2011

George Washington

George Washington by Jean Antoine Houdon, London
George Washington by Jean Antoine Houdon
Bronze replica of the marble statue in Richmond, VA
Trafalgar Square, London, October 2009

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Fontana della Terrina

Fontana della Terrina by Giacomo della Porta, Rome
The Terrine fountain by Giacomo della Porta
“Ama Dio e non fallire, fa del bene e lassa dire”
(Love God and do not fail, do good deeds and let others talk)
Piazza della Chiesa Nuova, Rome, May 2011

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Love

LOVE by Robert Indiana, Sixth Avenue, New York
Robert Indiana's LOVE Sculpture
Sixth Avenue at 55th Street
New York, September 2007

Monday, May 16, 2011

Dieu et mon droit

Coat of Arms, Embassy of the United Kingdom, Paris
Royal coat of arms
Embassy of the United Kingdom
Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré
Paris, July 2010

See also; Honni soit...

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Ferrari Store

Ferrari Store, Regent Street, London
Ferrari Store, Regent Street
London, October 2009

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Family Trough

Trough of the Del Bufalo family, piazza del Nazzareno, Rome
Trough of the Del Bufalo family
Piazza del Nazzareno
Rome, September 2010

See also: Cum feris ferus

Friday, May 13, 2011

Unnecessary Noise

Unnecessary Noise Prohipited sign, Washington Square, New York
Discretionary sign, Washington Square
New York, September 2008

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Sunset at the Louvre

Sunset at the Louvre, Paris
Sunset at the Louvre
Paris, July 2008

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Centre Point

Centre Point, New Oxford Street, London
Centre Point, New Oxford Street
London, January 2007

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Rione of Regola

Plaque of Regola, the VII rione of Rome
Plaque of Regola, the VII rione of Rome
Rome, September 2010

Monday, May 9, 2011

Cormorants

Cormorants, The Reservoir, Central Park, New York
Cormorants, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir
Central Park, New York, September 2007

Sunday, May 8, 2011

The Clown's Hat

Le Chapeau de Clown (The Clown's Hat), Stravinsky Fountain, Paris
Le Chapeau de Clown (The Clown's Hat)
Stravinsky Fountain, Paris, July 2005

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Peter Ackroyd's London

Deckchair with text, Hyde Park, London
Deckchair with text, Hyde Park
London, September 2006

There was a grove in Kensington Gardens
devoted to the rooks; it contained some
seven hundred trees forming a piece of
wild nature, a matter of delight and
astonishment to those who walked among
them and listened to the endless cawing
that blotted out the city's noise.


From “London: The Biography” by Peter Ackroyd,
page 417. In the book the author sadly concludes:

But the trees were torn down in 1880.
The rooks have never returned.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Clivo di Scauro

Buttresses of Santi Giovanni e Paolo, Celian Hill, Rome
Buttresses across the Clivo di Scauro
Basilica of Santi Giovanni e Paolo
Celian Hill, Rome, September 2010

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Strawberry Fields

Strawberry Fields memorial, Central Park, New York
Strawberry Fields memorial, Central Park
New York, September 2008

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Spikes

Spiked railing, Paris
Unfriendly railing
Paris, July 2008

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Puck Building

The Puck Building, Lafayette Street, New York
The Puck Building, Lafayette Street
New York, September 2007