Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Café Achteck

Café Achteck, Octagon Cafe, vintage public toilet by Carl Theodor Rospatt, Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin

Café Achteck (Café Octagon), vintage public toilet by Carl Theodor Rospatt
Berlin, September 2011

“We don’t usually go around pointing out public toilets as tourist attractions, but the octagonal Christmas tree–green hut outside the Senefelder Platz U-Bahn station is worth a special mention. It’s one of about two dozen remaining public urinals that popped up all over Berlin in the late 19th century when the municipal sanitation system couldn’t keep up with the exploding population. Inspired by their distinctive shape, Berliners nicknamed these relief stations Café Achteck (Café Octagon). Most were torn down when indoor plumbing became commonplace, but the survivors are gradually being restored and modernised. The ‘Cadillac’ models – like the new one on Gendarmenmarkt – can even accommodate women. But you still can’t get coffee…” (Lonely Planet, Berlin Travel Guide, 6th Edition)

See also: Organ-grinder - Französischer Dom - Deutscher Dom

Monday, July 30, 2012

Break the Wall of Distrust

Break the wall of distrust by Zurab Tsereteli, BBVA building, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, Cannon Street, City of London, London

“Break the wall of distrust” by Zurab Tsereteli, 1989
BBVA (Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria) building
Cannon Street, City of London
London, October 2009

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Victoria Station Restaurant

Victoria Station” restaurant, boulevard Montmartre, Paris

“Victoria Station” restaurant
Boulevard Montmartre
Quartier Vivienne, 2nd arrondissement
Paris, July 2012

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Garcilaso de la Vega

Garcilaso de la Vega (El Inca) by Joaquìn Roca Rey, Villa Borghese gardens, Rome

Garcilaso de la Vega (El Inca) by Joaquìn Roca Rey
Villa Borghese gardens
Rome, September 2010

Friday, July 27, 2012

Der Friede

Der Friede, Peace by Albert Wolff, Mehringplatz, Berlin

Detail of “Der Friede” (Peace) by Albert Wolff
Berlin, September 2011

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Soda Candy Luncheonette

Soda Candy Luncheonette, Lexington Candy Shop, Lexington Avenue and East 83rd Street, New York

Soda Candy Luncheonette (Lexington Candy Shop)
Lexington Avenue and East 83rd Street
New York, October 2007

External links: Lexington Candy Shop (Jeremiah's Vanishing New York)

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Fame of Commerce

Renommée du Commerce, Fame of Commerce by Pierre Granet, Pont Alexandre III, Paris

“Renommée du Commerce” (Fame of Commerce) by Pierre Granet
Pont Alexandre III
Paris, July 2012

See also: Fame of the Arts - Fame of the Sciences - Fame of Industry

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

San Giovanni dei Fiorentini

San Giovanni dei Fiorentini, St John of the Florentines, Via Giulia, Rome

San Giovanni dei Fiorentini (St John of the Florentines)
Via Giulia
Rome, May 2012

Monday, July 23, 2012

Berliner Volksbank

Berliner Volksbank, Kurfürstendamm, Berlin

Berliner Volksbank
Berlin, September 2011

Sunday, July 22, 2012

The Cromlech and the Hut

The Cromlech and the Primitive Hut, From caves to Canary Wharf by Kier Smith, Henrietta House, London

“The Cromlech” (no. 2) and “The Primitive Hut (no. 3)
Part of “From caves to Canary Wharf”, a frieze by Kier Smith, 1992
Henrietta House
Welbeck Street / Henrietta Place
London, September 2006

Saturday, July 21, 2012

14 juillet

Patrouille de France, French Acrobatic Patrol, flyover on Bastille Day, Avenue de la Grande Armée, Paris

Patrouille de France (French Acrobatic Patrol) flyby on Bastille Day
Avenue de la Grande Armée
Paris, July 2012

Friday, July 20, 2012

Lupa Capitolina

Lupa Capitolina (Capitoline Wolf), Marcus Aurelius Exedra, Palazzo dei Conservatori, Musei Capitolini (Capitoline Museums), Rome

Lupa Capitolina (Capitoline Wolf)
Marcus Aurelius Exedra
Palazzo dei Conservatori
Musei Capitolini (Capitoline Museums)
Rome, May 2012

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Lion Fighter

Löwenkämpfer, Lion Fighter by Albert Wolff, Altes Museum, Museum Island, Berlin

“Löwenkämpfer” (Lion Fighter) by Albert Wolff
Altes Museum (Old Museum)
Bodestraße, Museum Island
Berlin, September 2011

See also: Fighting Amazon

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty by Frédéric Bartholdi, Liberty Island, New York Harbor, New York

Statue of Liberty by Frédéric Bartholdi
Liberty Island, New York Harbor
New York, September 2008

See also: La Liberté éclairant le monde - Liberty Enlightening the World - Statue de la Liberté

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Liberty Enlightening the World

La Liberté éclairant le monde (Liberty Enlightening the World), The first bronze model used by the sculptor Frédéric Bartholdi, Jardin du Luxembourg, Pari

“La Liberté éclairant le monde” (Liberty Enlightening the World)
The first bronze model used by the sculptor Frédéric Bartholdi
Jardin du Luxembourg
Quartier de l'Odéon, 6th arrondissement
Paris, July 2005

See also: La Liberté éclairant le monde - Statue of Liberty - Statue de la Liberté

Monday, July 16, 2012

Oratorio dei Filippini

Oratorio dei Filippini, Oratory of Saint Phillip Neri by Francesco Borromini, Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, Rome

Oratorio dei Filippini (Oratory of Saint Phillip Neri) by Francesco Borromini, 1650
Corso Vittorio Emanuele II
Rome, May 2012

“The congregation of the Filippini already had one of the most well-decorated Baroque churches in Rome, and the order had planned to build an oratory, as well as residential quarters, adjacent to the church of Santa Maria in Vallicella (Chiesa Nuova) located in crowded central Rome. Borromini won a competition for designing the structure against many including Paolo Maruscelli[citation needed]. He was employed in the task for 13 years, often a testy process. By 1640, the oratory was in use, and by 1643, the library, called the Biblioteca Vallicelliana, was complete. The striking facade adjacent to the church entrance has little regard for the structures behind. Inside the oratory is articulated by half columns and a complex rhythm of pilasters. The facade provides a summary of Borromini's characteristics of innovations style, both austere and technically rigorous. The main body is divided into five parts by pilasters following a concave curve. In the central part, a dialectic set appears between the lower level, whose curve moves outward. At the top, the tympanum, created for the first time after an mistiligne angle, accentuates the both curved and angular movement.” (Oratorio dei Filippini, Wikipedia)

Sunday, July 15, 2012


Kant-Dreieck (Kant-Triangle) by Josef Paul Kleihues, Fasanenstraße, Berlin

Kant-Dreieck (Kant-Triangle) by Josef Paul Kleihues, 1995
Berlin, September 2011

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Shepherd and Sheep

Shepherd and Sheep by Elisabeth Frink, Paternoster Square, City of London, London

“Shepherd and Sheep” by Elisabeth Frink
Paternoster Square, City of London
London, September 2005

Friday, July 13, 2012

Aéro-Club de France

Aéro-Club de France sign, rue Galilée, Paris

Aéro-Club de France
Rue Galilée
Quartier de Chaillot, 16th arrondissement
Paris, July 2012

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Ponte Milvio

Love padlocks racks, Ponte Milvio, Rome

Love padlocks racks
Ponte Milvio
Rome, May 2012

See also: Cadenas d'amour - Love Padlocks - Ksusha and Kolia - Pont de l'Archevêché - Not Anymore

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Vater Staat

Vater Staat, Father State by Thomas Schütte, Neue Nationalgalerie, New National Gallery, Berlin

“Vater Staat” (Father State) by Thomas Schütte
Forecourt terrace of the Neue Nationalgalerie (New National Gallery)
Potsdamer straße
Berlin, September 2011

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


Ulysses by Ugo Attardi, Battery Park City, New York

“Ulysses” by Ugo Attardi
Battery Park City
New York, September 2007

Monday, July 9, 2012

Alexandre Dumas, fils

Monument to Alexandre Dumas fils by René de Saint-Marceaux, place du Général-Catroux, Paris

Monument to Alexandre Dumas, fils by René de Saint-Marceaux
Place du Général-Catroux
Quartier de la Plaine-de-Monceaux, 17th arrondissement
Paris, July 2011

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Minerveo Obelisk

Minerveo Obelisk, Piazza della Minerva, Rome

Minerveo Obelisk or “Pulcino della Minerva” by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Piazza della Minerva
Rome, May 2012

See also: Obelisk of Montecitorio - Macuteo Obelisk - Quirinale Obelisk - Pulcino della Minerva
External links: Bernini’s Elephant Obelisk (Art History Presentation Archive) - List of obelisks in Rome (Wikipedia)

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Jüdisches Museum Berlin

Jüdisches Museum Berlin, Jewish Museum Berlin by Daniel Libeskind, Lindenstraße, Berlin

Jüdisches Museum Berlin (Jewish Museum Berlin) by Daniel Libeskind
Berlin, September 2011

Friday, July 6, 2012

Young Dancer

Young Dancer by Enzo Plazzotta, Broad Court, Bow Street, Covent Garden, London

“Young Dancer” by Enzo Plazzotta
Broad Court, Bow Street, Covent Garden
London, September 2005

See also: Jeté

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Police à vélo

Bicycle-mounted police officers, Parvis Notre-Dame-place Jean-Paul II, Paris

Bicycle-mounted police officers
Parvis Notre-Dame
Quartier Notre-Dame, 4th arrondissement
Paris, July 2011

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Gabriele Fonseca

Bust of Gabriele Fonseca by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, San Lorenzo in Lucina, St Lawrence's at Lucina, Rome

Bust of Gabriele Fonseca by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, 1675
San Lorenzo in Lucina (St Lawrence's at Lucina)
Piazza di San Lorenzo in Lucina
Rome, May 2012

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

The Boxers

Untitled, The Boxers by Keith Haring, Eichhornsraße / Potsdamer Straße, Berlin

“Untitled” (The Boxers) by Keith Haring, 1988
Eichhornsraße / Potsdamer Straße
Berlin, September 2011

Monday, July 2, 2012

John D. McKean Fireboat

John D. McKean Fireboat, Hudson River, New York

John D. McKean Fireboat
Hudson River
New York, September 2008

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Point Croissance

Point Croissance, Point Growth, Les Totems poétiques by Lim Dong-lak, Courbevoie, La Défense

“Point Croissance” (Point Growth) by Lim Dong-Lak, 2006
La Défense 4
Courbevoie, La Défense

Paris, July 2011