Monday, December 5, 2016

Piazzale Aurelio

Bow window or enclosed balcony, Piazzale Aurelio, Janiculum, Rome
Bow window or enclosed balcony?
Piazzale Aurelio, Janiculum
Rome, April 2013

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Upside Down

Upside down by the Serpentine, Hyde Park, London
Upside down by the Serpentine
Hyde Park
London, September 2016

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Piazzetta di Brera

Monument to Francesco Hayez by Francesco Barzaghi, Piazzetta di Brera, Milan
Monument to Francesco Hayez by Francesco Barzaghi, 1890
Piazzetta di Brera
Milan, November 2016

Friday, December 2, 2016

Two Knights

The Two Riders on top the Knights Templar pillar, Church Court, Inner Temple, London
The two riders on top the Knights Templar pillar
Church Court, Inner Temple
London, September 2016

“The Templar Seal showing two knights (perhaps Hugues de Payens and Godfrey de Saint-Omer) on one horse. There are many interpretations of the symbolism of this seal. Contemporary legend held that the symbol represented the initial poverty of the order; that they could afford only a single horse for every two men. Still, the Rule of the Order from the outset permitted three horses and no more for each knight, as well as no Templars sharing the same horse.” (Knights Templar Seal, Wikipedia)

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Padre Santo

Statue dedicated to Francesco Maria da Camporosso Padre Santo by Guido Galletti, Santuario di Nostra Signora delle Grazie al Molo, Piazza delle Grazie, Genoa
Francesco Maria da Camporosso “Padre Santo” by Guido Galletti, 1962
Santuario di Nostra Signora delle Grazie al Molo
Piazza delle Grazie
Genoa, April 2016

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Vélib' Station

Vélib' station, cours de Vincennes
Quartier du Bel-Air, 12th arrondissement
Paris, July 2014

“Vélib' is a large-scale public bicycle sharing system in Paris, France. Launched on 15 July 2007, the system encompasses around 14,500 bicycles and 1,230 bicycle stations, located across Paris and in some surrounding municipalities, with an average daily ridership of 85,811 in 2011. The name Vélib' is a portmanteau of the French words vélo (bicycle) and liberté (freedom). Vélib' is operated as a concession by the French advertising corporation JCDecaux. As of 2014, Vélib' is the world's 12th-largest bikesharing program by the number of bicycles in circulation; the rest of the top 18 are in Chinese cities.” (Vélib', Wikipedia)

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Guarding Palazzo Pitti

Paratroopers with assault rifles, Palazzo Pitti, Piazza de' Pitti, Florence
Paratroopers with assault rifles
Palazzo Pitti, Piazza de' Pitti
Florence, May 2016