Thursday, December 31, 2015

St John's Church, Waterloo

St John's Church, Waterloo by Francis Octavius Bedford, Waterloo Road, South Bank, London
St John's Church, Waterloo by Francis Octavius Bedford, 1824
Waterloo Road, South Bank
London, September 2015

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Via Zamboni

Colorful hanging umbrellas, Via Zamboni, Bologna
Colorful hanging umbrellas
Via Zamboni
Bologna, June 2015

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Johann Strauss

Johann Strauss, place Johann-Strauss, Paris
Bust of Johann Strauss II, 1980
Place Johann-Strauss, 10e arrondissement
Paris, July 2010

Monday, December 28, 2015

Federico Seismit-Doda

Federico Seismit-Doda by Eugenio Maccagnani, Piazza Benedetto Cairoli, Rome
Federico Seismit-Doda by Eugenio Maccagnani, 1919
Piazza Benedetto Cairoli
Rome, May 2010

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Queen Elizabeth II Great Court

Queen Elizabeth II Great Court by Foster and Partners, British Museum, Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London
Queen Elizabeth II Great Court by Foster and Partners, 2000
British Museum, Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury
London, September 2015

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Bahntower

Bahntower by Helmut Jahn, Potsdamer Platz, Berlin
Bahntower by Helmut Jahn, 2000
Potsdamer Platz
Berlin, September 2011

Friday, December 25, 2015

Super Market

Super market, shop alimentation, rue Victor Massé, Paris
Grocery store, rue Victor Massé
9e arrondissement
Paris, July 2014

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Caffè Letterario

Caffè Letterario, Piazza delle Murate, Florence,
Caffè Letterario
Piazza delle Murate
Florence, October 2015

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Frozen Wave

Frozen Wave (The Conservation of Mass) by Marc Quinn, Somerset House, London
“Frozen Wave (The Conservation of Mass)” by Marc Quinn, 2015
The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court
Somerset House, Strand
London, September 2015

See also: Broken Sublime - The Hunger - Frozen Wave

“Four monumental sculptures by Marc Quinn will be presented in The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court this September and October. Forming two bodies of work entitled Frozen Wave and Broken Sublime (2015), the sculptures originate from the remnants of shells. This installation is the first time the works will be presented outdoors and the sculptures will be amidst the courtyard’s fountains, underlining the works’ connection to water.”

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Irisbus

Presentation of a new Irisbus, Piazza Maggiore, Bologna
Presentation of a new Irisbus bus
Piazza Maggiore
Bologna, June 2015

Monday, December 21, 2015

Laveran Fountain

One of the Laveran or Val de Grâce fountains by Yves Boiret, place Alphonse Laveran, Paris
One of the Laveran or Val de Grâce fountains by Yves Boiret, 1995
Place Alphonse Laveran, 5e arrondissement
Paris, July 2014

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Swimming Newlyweds

Bride and groom swim for the photographer, Rio di San Lorenzo, Castello, Venice
Bride and groom swim for the photographer
Rio di San Lorenzo, Castello
Venice, September 2013

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Sheldon Square

The Sheldon Square amphitheatre, PaddingtonCentral, Paddington Waterside, London
The Sheldon Square amphitheatre, PaddingtonCentral
Paddington Waterside, Paddington
London, September 2015

Friday, December 18, 2015

Yakhin

Yakhin by Boaz Vaadia, The Monterey, Upper East Side, New York,
“Yakhin” by Boaz Vaadia, 1993
The Monterey, Upper East Side
New York, September 2008

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Casimir Périer

Statue of Casmir Perier by Jean-Pierre Cortot, Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris
Statue of Casimir Pierre Périer by Jean-Pierre Cortot, 1837
Père Lachaise Cemetery, 20e arrondissement
Paris, July 2014

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Via Saragozza

Porticos of Via Saragozza, Bologna
Porticos of Via Saragozza
Bologna, June 2015

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

The Window Cleaner

The Window Cleaner by Allan Sly, Capital House, Chapel Street, Marylebone, London
“The Window Cleaner” by Allan Sly, 1990
Capital House, Chapel Street, Marylebone
London, September 2015

Monday, December 14, 2015

Bersagliere

Rome
Monumento al Bersagliere by Publio Morbiducci, 1932
Piazzale Porta Pia
Rome, April 2013

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Rue Galande

Paris
Bas-relief about the legend of Saint-Julien, 1380
Rue Galande 42, 5e arrondissement
Paris, July 2014

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Attesa di Pace

Attesa di Pace by Remigio Barbaro, Burano, Venetian Lagoon
“Attesa di Pace” (Waiting for Peace) by Remigio Barbaro
Fondamenta dei Squeri
Burano, Venetian Lagoon
Venice, September 2012

Friday, December 11, 2015

Tree

Tree by Ai Weiwei, Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London
Tree by Ai Weiwei, 2015
Royal Academy of Arts
Burlington House, Piccadilly
London, September 2015

Thursday, December 10, 2015

VIII Agosto 1848

Bologna
Monumento ai caduti del VIII Agosto 1848
(Monument to the fallen of August 8th, 1948)
By Pasquale Rizzoli, 1903
Park of Montagnola, Piazza VIII Agosto
Bologna, June 2015

“After hosting several activities, during the napoleonic era Piazza del Mercato became Piazza D'Armi because here military training was organized. On 8th August 1848 the inhabitans of Bologna won against the Austrian army and decided to rename the square which hosted the battle to homage that victory. From that moment on, the square came to be known as Piazza VIII Agosto and the statue by Pasquale Rizzoli, Monumento al Popolano, still recalls it.”
(Piazza VIII Agosto, Bologna Welcome)

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Bull and Deer

Taureau et Daim, Bull and Deer by Paul Jouve, Jardins du Trocadéro, Paris
“Taureau et Daim” (Bull and Deer) by Paul Jouve, 1937
Jardins du Trocadéro, 16e arrondissement
Paris, July 2014

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Mago Merlino Tea House

Mago Merlino Tea House, Via dei Pilastri, Florence
Mago Merlino (Wizard Merlin) Tea House
Via dei Pilastri
Florence, October 2015

Monday, December 7, 2015

Borough High Street

Signs, Borough High Street
Southwark
London, September 2015

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Cola di Rienzo

Cola di Rienzo by Girolamo Masini, Capitoline Hill, Rome
Cola di Rienzo by Girolamo Masini, 1877
Cordonata, Capitoline Hill
Rome, May 2010

Saturday, December 5, 2015

La grande horloge

La grande horloge, the big clock, rue Réaumur, Paris
La grande horloge (The big clock), Art Nouveau building
By Philippe Jouannin and Édouard Singery, 1900
Rue Réaumur, 2e arrondissement
Paris, July 2014

Friday, December 4, 2015

Arca di San Domenico

Arca di San Domenico, Ark of Saint Dominic by Nicola Pisano, Basilica of San Domenico, Bologna
Arca di San Domenico (Ark of Saint Dominic) by Nicola Pisano, 1264
Basilica of San Domenico, Piazza San Domenico
Bologna, June 2015

“The Arca di San Domenico or the Ark of Saint Dominic is a large sculptural monument including the sarcophagus for the remains of Saint Dominic. The first artist commissioned in the mid 13th century for the design of this monument was Nicola Pisano. Later a crowning construction was added on the top of the sarcophagus by Niccolò dell' Arca and even later the young Michelangelo created three figures for this monument.”
(Ark of Saint Dominic, Bluffton University)

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Paddington Bear

Statue of Paddington Bear by Marcus Cornish, Paddington railway station, London
Bronze statue of Paddington Bear by Marcus Cornish, 2000
Paddington railway station
London, September 2015

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Handwerkervereinshaus

Handwerkervereinshaus, Sophienstrasse, Berlin
Handwerkervereinshaus (Craftsman Association House)
By Joseph Franckel and Theodor Kampfmeyer, 1904
Sophienstraße
Berlin, September 2011

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Hermès et Déméter

Caryatids representing Hermes and Demeter, rue des Petites Écuries, Paris
Caryatids representing Hermes and Demeter
Rue des Petites Écuries, 10e arrondissement
Paris, July 2014

Monday, November 30, 2015

Tomb of Antonio d'Orso

Tomb of Antonio d'Orso by Tino di Camaino, Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence
Tomb of Antonio d'Orso by Tino di Camaino, 1317
Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence, October 2015

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Via Galliera

Doorway covered with graffiti, Via Galliera, Bologna
Front door covered with graffiti
Porticoes of Via Galliera
Bologna, June 2015

Friday, November 27, 2015

Nautilus

Playground with submarine, Paris-Plages, Pont au Change, Paris
Playground with a “submarine”, Paris-Plages
Seen from the Pont au Change, 4e arrondissement
Paris, July 2014

“The puns are endless, but so is the sand. Paris-Plages is back for its thirteenth season. The annual project turns the banks of the city's famous river into a beachy getaway for locals and tourists to enjoy. Urban beach lovers have numerous spots to choose from along the river, each offering mounds of soft, artificial sand and oversized deck chairs. At the the Louvre beach, visitors can practice tai-chi and rollerblade. And complimentary concerts, dance parties, beach volleyball, ice cream carts and free libraries abound.”
(‘Paris-Plages’ Is Back, Huffington Post)

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Punta della Dogana

Punta della Dogana and Santa Maria della Salute, seen from the bell tower of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice
Punta della Dogana and Santa Maria della Salute
Seen from the bell tower of San Giorgio Maggiore
Venice, September 2013

“The museum's art is housed in and around the Dogana da Mar building. It was built between 1678 and 1682 as a customs house. The arcade styles reflect their construction in different eras. Atop the building are statues of Atlas, built to represent the supremacy of the Republic of Venice. The two slaves hold a golden ball upon which Giuseppe Benoni's Fortune stands. The 17th-century statue turns in the wind. The last renovation of the building was done by Alvise Pigazzi in 1838.”
(Dogana da Mar, Wikipedia)

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The Hunger

Broken Sublime (The Hunger) by Marc Quinn, Somerset House, London
“Broken Sublime (The Hunger)” by Marc Quinn, 2015
The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court
Somerset House, Strand
London, September 2015

“Four monumental sculptures by Marc Quinn will be presented in The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court this September and October. Forming two bodies of work entitled Frozen Wave and Broken Sublime (2015), the sculptures originate from the remnants of shells. This installation is the first time the works will be presented outdoors and the sculptures will be amidst the courtyard’s fountains, underlining the works’ connection to water.”

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

1 Police Plaza

1 Police Plaza, Headquarters of the NYPD, Park Row, Civic Center, New York
1PP or 1 Police Plaza by Gruzen and Partners, 1973
Headquarters of the New York City Police Department
Park Row, Civic Center
New York, September 2008

“Gruzen & Partners was so ‘successful in obtaining commissions in the civic center area,’ Mr. Goldberger wrote in ‘The City Observed: New York,’ that the blocks around the Municipal Building ‘seem at first glance to consist entirely of structures of its design.’ These include 1 Police Plaza, a monumental, red-brick, waffle-iron of a building, and a striking departure from typical government architecture when it was completed in 1973; the boldly sculptural Chatham Terrace towers of 1965, where the play of light and shadow on concrete recalls the work of Le Corbusier; and the sinuous Chatham Green of 1961, a slender slab of apartments in the form of a shallow S.”

Monday, November 23, 2015

Checked Luggage for a Lifetime

Consigne à vie, Checked Luggage for a Lifetime, by Arman, Cour de Rome, Gare Saint-Lazare, Paris
“Consigne à vie” (Checked Luggage for a Lifetime) by Arman, 1985
Cour de Rome, Gare Saint-Lazare, 8e arrondissement
Paris, July 2014

See also: Consigne à vie - L'Heure de tous - Drapeaux - Everybody's Time

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Garibaldi in Bologna

Monument to Giuseppe Garibaldi by Arnaldo Zocchi, Via Indipendenza, Bologna
Monument to Giuseppe Garibaldi by Arnaldo Zocchi, 1901
Via Indipendenza
Bologna, June 2015

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Paddington Railway Station

Interior of Paddington railway station, London
Interior of Paddington railway station
Praed Street, Paddington
London, September 2015

Friday, November 20, 2015

San Bartolomeo all'Isola

Rome
Basilica di San Bartolomeo all'Isola
(Basilica of St. Bartholomew on the Island)
Isola Tiberina (Tiber Island)
Rome, May 2010

“The century-old history of the Basilica of St. Bartholomew begins on the Tiber Island, one of the first inhabited areas of the ancient city of Rome. At the time of the Roman Empire, an ancient temple dedicated to the god Aesculapius was built in the area where the Basilica now stands, and people from all over the city came to ask for healing from their ailments. In year 997, the German Emperor Otto III decided to honour two important saints: Bartholomew the Apostle, and Adalbert, a well-known martyr killed while he was in mission preaching the Gospel in Poland. The Basilica was built to keep the bodies of these two martyrs.”
(History of the Basilica, Basilica di San Bartolomeo all'Isola)

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Conciergerie

The Conciergerie, Île de la Cité, Paris
The Conciergerie, Quai de l'Horloge
Île de la Cité, 1er arrondissement
Paris, July 2014

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Baldassarre Galuppi

Monument to Baldassarre Galuppi by Remigio Barbaro, Piazza Galuppi, Burano, Venetian Lagoon
Monument to Baldassarre Galuppi by Remigio Barbaro
Piazza Baldassarre Galuppi
Burano, Venetian Lagoon
Venice, September 2012

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Walking Man and Standing Man

Walking Man and Standing Man by Sean Henry, PaddingtonCentral, Paddington Waterside, London
“Walking Man” and ”Standing Man” by Sean Henry, 1998-2000
PaddingtonCentral, Paddington Waterside
London, September 2014

Monday, November 16, 2015

Twin-Towers I

Twin-Towers I by Kieferle & Partner, Alt-Treptow, Treptow-Köpenick, Berlin
Twin-Towers I by Kieferle & Partner, 1997
Alt-Treptow, Treptow-Köpenick
Berlin, September 2011

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Nec mergitur

Fluctuat nec mergitur, coat of arms of Paris, Hôtel de Ville metro station, Paris
“Fluctuat nec mergitur” (Tossed by the waves but not sunk)
The coat of arms of the city of Paris
Hôtel de Ville metro station, 4e arrondissement
Paris, July 2014

See also: Fluctuat nec mergitur - Red Bricks

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Piazza delle Murate

Le Murate, Via Ghibellina, Florence
Le Murate, Via Ghibellina
Florence, April 2015

“Stepping into the courtyard of Le Murate is not your typical ‘ahhhh Italia’ moment. The space is now largely residential. Modern apartment balconies overlook the courtyard. Students and young families come and go, and bicycles stock the racks. But pegging Le Murate as a simple apartment complex doesn’t feel quite right. No, there is something more here. Much more, but you can’t quite place it. Luckily for you, we’re here to bring you up to speed. The walls of Le Murate were constructed in 1424 as the home of the Benedictine sisters of Santa Caterina. This particular order of nuns chose to be cloistered from society, lending to its nickname, le murate (the walled-up). The sisters lived a quiet and happy life walled up for nearly 300 years until Tuscany fell under French rule in the 19th century. With the suppression of Florence’s religious orders, the walls of Le Murate figuratively fell around the sisters, and they were forced out of their convent.”
(Beyond the Walls of Le Murate, Florence for Free)

Friday, November 13, 2015

Queen's Tower

Queen's Tower by Thomas Edward Collcutt, Imperial College London, South Kensington, London
Queen's Tower by Thomas Edward Collcutt
Imperial College London, South Kensington
London, September 2015

“The tower used to be the central tower of the Imperial Institute, and is now the sole remaining part of that building. The Institute was founded on Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee in 1887, and its partial demolition began in 1957. At that time it was generally known as the Collcutt Tower, after its designer, the Victorian architect Thomas Edward Collcutt. The tower itself would have been demolished along with the rest of the Institute, had it not been for a public campaign led by the then Poet Laureate, and supporter of 19th century architecture, John Betjeman. He warned that tastes in architecture change and that the destruction of this building (at a time when Victorian architecture had fallen out of favour) would be a loss.”
(Queen's Tower, Wikipedia)

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Francisco de Paula Santander

Rome
Statue of Francisco de Paula Santander by Carlos Viejo, 1960
Viale Madama Letizia, Villa Borghese gardens
Rome, September 2010