Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Radio City Music Hall

Radio City Music Hall, 6th Avenue, New York City
Radio City Music Hall, Rockefeller Center
6th Avenue (Avenue of the Americas)
New York, September 2008

Radio City Music Hall is an entertainment venue located in Rockefeller Center in New York City. Its nickname is the Showplace of the Nation, and it was for a time the leading tourist destination in the city. Its interior was declared a city landmark in 1978. It is notable as being the headquarters for the precision dance company, the Rockettes.” (Radio City Music Hall, Wikipedia)

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Giuseppe Parini

Statue of Giuseppe Parini by Luca Secchi, Piazza Cordusio, Milano
Statue of Giuseppe Parini by Luca Secchi, 1899
Piazza Cordusio
Milano, November 2016

“He was born in Cremona, but resided during his career mostly in Milan. He was initially a pupil of Pietro Magni, and then of Francesco Barzaghi at the Brera Academy. He worked on statues in bronze and marble. He exhibited in 1883 in Milan, a bronze statue titled: Modello in Riposo. His work Bel mattino was awarded at the 1883 Girotti competition. In 1884, in Turin, he exhibited a model for In Repose. In 1886 in Milan, he exhibited this statue in marble. He was commissioned a number of monuments in and around Milan. These include the Monument to the poet Giuseppe Parini, (1899) at the piazza Cordusio, Milan. The base was completed with Antonio Beltrami and inaugurated on the centenary of the writer's death. One of his masterworks is his monument to Verdi made for town where the composer lived.” (Luca Secchi, Wikipedia)

Monday, July 24, 2017

The Shard and the Staircase

The Shard and the London Bridge Staircase seen from the London Bridge, London
The Shard and the London Bridge Staircase
Seen from the London Bridge
London, September 2016

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Torre della Pagliazza

Torre della Pagliazza, Piazza Sant'Elisabetta, Florence
Torre della Pagliazza
Piazza Sant'Elisabetta
Florence, April 2017

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Montjuïc Communications Tower

Montjuïc Communications Tower by Santiago Calatrava, Anella Olímpica (Olympic Ring), Passeig Olímpic, Montjuïc, Barcelona
Montjuïc Communications Tower by Santiago Calatrava, 1992
Anella Olímpica (Olympic Ring)
Passeig Olímpic, Montjuïc
Barcelona, March 2017

“The Montjuïc Communications Tower, popularly known as Torre Calatrava and Torre Telefónica, is a telecommunication tower in the Montjuïc neighborhood of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. It was designed by Santiago Calatrava, with construction taking place from 1989 to 1992. The white tower was built for Telefónica to transmit television coverage of the 1992 Summer Olympic Games in Barcelona. The 136-metre (446 ft) tower is located in the Olympic park and represents an athlete holding the Olympic Flame. The base is covered with trencadís, Gaudí's mosaic technique created from broken tile shards. Because of the tower's orientation, it works also as a giant sundial, which uses the Europa square to indicate the hour.” (Montjuïc Communications Tower, Wikipedia)

Friday, July 21, 2017

Street Musician

Street musician, Via Garibaldi, Genoa
Street musician
Via Garibaldi
Genoa, April 2016

Thursday, July 20, 2017

100 Regent Street

Number 100 Regent Street, Mayfair, London
Number 100 Regent Street, Mayfair
London, September 2016