Saturday, June 30, 2012

Happiness Alley

Vicolo della felicità, Happiness Alley, Lucca
Vicolo della felicità (Happiness Alley)
Just opposite the Guinigi Tower
Lucca, March 2012

See also: Spinster's Boulevard

Friday, June 29, 2012

Small and Great Problems

Plaque with Albert Einstein's quote, Bundesministerium der Justiz, Federal Ministry of Justice,  Mohrenstraße, Berlin
Bundesministerium der Justiz (Federal Ministry of Justice)
Berlin, September 2011

“Wenn es sich um Wahrheit und Gerechtigkeit handelt,
gibt es nicht die Unterscheidung zwischen kleinen und großen Problemen”
(When it comes to truth and justice,
there is no distinction between small and great problems)
Albert Einstein

This quote comes from an unfinished manuscript, the last draft of a speech for the 7th anniversary of the independence of Israel. Albert Einstein died on April 18, 1955.

“I speak to you tonight as an American citizen and also as a Jew and as a human being who has always striven to consider matters objectively. What I am trying to do is simply to serve truth and justice with my modest strength.
You may think that the conflict between Israel and Egypt is a small and unimportant problem. We have more important concerns you might say. That is not the case. When it comes to truth and justice there is no difference between small and great problems. Whosoever fails to take small matters seriously in a spirit of truth, cannot be trusted in greater affairs...”

Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Bull

Detail of the sign, The Bull”, T&J Bernard pub, Devonshire Row, Bishopsgate, London
“The Bull”, a T&J Bernard pub, detail of the sign
Devonshire Row, Bishopsgate
London, October 2009

Wednesday, June 27, 2012


A recumbent style of velotaxi, cycle taxi, pedicab, place de la Concorde, Paris
A recumbent style “velotaxi” (cycle taxi/pedicab)
Place de la Concorde, 8e arrondissement
Paris, July 2011

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Stadio dei Marmi

Stadio dei Marmi, Stadium of the Marble Statues, Foro Italico, Rome,
Stadio dei Marmi (Stadium of the Marble Statues), Foro Italico
On the left: Stadio Olimpico
On the right: Palazzo della Farnesina
Rome, May 2012

Monday, June 25, 2012


Berliner Philharmonie, Kammermusiksaal, Kulturforum, Berlin
Berliner Philharmonie, Kammermusiksaal
Berlin, September 2011

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Herd of Deers

La harde de cerfs écoutant le rapproché by Arthur Le Duc, Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris
“La harde de cerfs écoutant le rapproché” by Arthur Le Duc, 1886
Jardin du Luxembourg
Paris, July 2011

Friday, June 22, 2012

Pulcino della Minerva

Pulcino della Minerva, Minerva’s little chick by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, piazza della Minerva, Rome
Detail of the elephant, “Pulcino della Minerva” (Minerva’s little chick)
by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Piazza della Minerva
Rome, May 2012

External links: Pulcino della Minerva (Art History Presentation Archive) - Hypnerotomachia Poliphili (Wikipedia)

Thursday, June 21, 2012


Diana by Reinhold Felderhoff, Kolonnadenhof, Alte Nationalgalerie, Old National Gallery, Berlin
Diana by Reinhold Felderhoff, Kolonnadenhof
Alte Nationalgalerie (Old National Gallery)
Berlin, September 2011

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


Monty by Oscar Nemon, statue of Field Marshal Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, Whitehall, London
“Monty” by Oscar Nemon, 1980
Statue of Field Marshal Viscount Montgomery of Alamein
Whitehall, Westminster
London, January 2008

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Home Sweet Môme

Home Sweet Môme, rue Lepic, Montmartre, Paris
“Home Sweet Môme” kidstore, rue Lepic
Montmartre, 18e arrondissement
Paris, July 2011

Monday, June 18, 2012

Tota pulchra es

Tota pulchra es et macula non est in te, You are all beautiful and no stain is in you, via dei Cappellari, Rome
Tota pulchra es et macula non est in te”
(You are all beautiful and no stain is in you)
Via dei Cappellari, Rome, May 2011

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Neues Tempodrom

Neues Tempodrom, New Tempodrom by Gerkan, Marg and Partners, Möckernstraße, Kreuzberg, Berlin
Neues Tempodrom (New Tempodrom) by Gerkan, Marg and Partners
Möckernstraße, Kreuzberg
Berlin, September 2011

External links: Tempodrom (Official site)

Saturday, June 16, 2012

The Salty Paw

The Salty Paw, Doggy daycare & boutique, South Street Seaport, New York
“The Salty Paw”, Doggy Daycare & Boutique
South Street Seaport
New York, September 2008

Friday, June 15, 2012


BC1 by Ben Jakober, La Défense, Paris
“BC1” by Ben Jakober, 1989
La Défense 10, Puteaux, La Défense
Paris, July 2011

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Humpty-Dumpty-Machine

The Humpty-Dumpty-Machine of the Total Future by Jonathan Meese, garden of the Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin
“Die Humpty-Dumpty-Maschine der totalen Zukunft”
(The Humpty-Dumpty-Machine of the Total Future) by Jonathan Meese
Kolonnadenhof, Alte Nationalgalerie (Old National Gallery)
Berlin, September 2011

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Sinatra Live

Sinatra Live at the London Palladium, Argyll Street, Westminster, London
“Sinatra Live at the London Palladium
Argyll Street, Westminster
London, September 2006

From February 2006, the theatre played host to a new musical production entitled Sinatra At The London Palladium, which featured a live band, large screen projections and dancers performing Frank Sinatra's greatest hits.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Testing a Footbridge

Passerelle Simone-de-Beauvoir, Simone-de-Beauvoir Footbridge, Paris
“Excitation by groups of pedestrians”, or pedestrian tests, before the official opening
Passerelle Simone-de-Beauvoir (Simone-de-Beauvoir Footbridge)
12e / 13e arrondissements
Paris, July 2006

See also: Passerelle Simone-de-Beauvoir

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Palazzo della Farnesina

Palazzo della Farnesina, Ministero degli Affari Esteri, Rome
Palazzo della Farnesina - Ministero degli Affari Esteri (Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
In foreground: “Grande Sfera” (Large Sphere) by Arnaldo Pomodoro
Rome, May 2012

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Altes Stadthaus

Altes Stadthaus, Molkenmarkt, seen from the Fernsehturm, Berlin
Altes Stadthaus, Molkenmarkt, seen from the Fernsehturm
Berlin, September 2011

See also: Fernsehturm Berlin

Friday, June 8, 2012

Korean War Veterans Memorial

New York Korean War Veterans Memorial by Mac Adams, Battery Park, New York
New York Korean War Veterans Memorial by Mac Adams
Battery Park, New York, September 2007

External links: New York Korean War Veterans Memorial (City of New York) - UN Coalition Forces in Korean War (Staples High School)

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Le lion de Nubie

Le lion de Nubie et sa proie, The Nubian Lion and Its Prey by Auguste Cain, Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris
“Le lion de Nubie et sa proie” (The Nubian Lion and Its Prey), 1870
by Auguste Cain, Jardin du Luxembourg
Paris, July 2011

See also: Tigre terrassant un crocodile - Tigresse apportant un paon à ses petits

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

A Young English Poet

John Keats's grave, Protestant Cemetery, Rome
The grave of the English poet John Keats (1795–1821)
Cimitero acattolico (Non-Catholic Cemetery)
Rome, May 2011

This Grave
contains all that was Mortal
of a
Young English Poet
on his Death Bed, in the Bitterness of his Heart
at the Malicious Power of his Enemies
these Words to be
engraven on his Tomb Stone:
Here lies One
Whose Name was writ in Water.
24 February 1821

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels by Ludwig Engelhardt, Marx-Engels Forum, Berlin
Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels by Ludwig Engelhardt
Marx-Engels Forum
Berlin, September 2011

Monday, June 4, 2012

The Cordwainer

The Cordwainer by Alma Boyes, Watling Street, City of London
“The Cordwainer” by Alma Boyes, 2002
Watling Street (St Mary Aldermary)
City of London, October 2009

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Horloge aux Dauphins

Horloge aux Dauphins, salvaged from the Hôtel Raoul, rue Beautreillis, Paris
Horloge aux Dauphins, salvaged from the Hôtel Raoul
Rue Beautreillis, 4e arrondissement
Paris, July 2011

See also: Hôtel Raoul

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Ponte della Musica

Ponte della Musica, Bridge of the Music by Powell-Williams Architects, Rome
Ponte della Musica (Bridge of the Music) by Powell-Williams Architects
Piazza Gentile da Fabriano / Lungotevere Maresciallo Cadorna
Rome, May 2012

Friday, June 1, 2012

Alexa Shopping Centre

Alexa Shopping Centre, Grunerstraße, Berlin
Alexa Shopping Centre, Grunerstraße, seen from the Fernsehturm
Berlin, September 2011

See also: Fernsehturm Berlin
External links: Alexa Shopping Centre (German)