Monday, February 29, 2016

Garisenda and Asinelli

Garisenda and Asinelli towers, Piazza Ravegnana, Bologna
Torre Garisenda (Garisenda Tower)
Torre degli Asinelli (Asinelli Tower)
Piazza Ravegnana
Bologna, June 2015

“The Two Towers (Italian: Le due torri), both of them leaning, are the symbol of Bologna, Italy, and the most prominent of the Towers of Bologna. They are located at the intersection of the roads that lead to the five gates of the old ring wall (mura dei torresotti). The taller one is called the Asinelli while the smaller but more leaning tower is called the Garisenda. Their names derive from the families which are traditionally credited for their construction between 1109 and 1119. However, the scarcity of documents from this early period makes this in reality rather uncertain. The name of the Asinelli family, for example, is documented for the first time actually only in 1185, almost 70 years after the presumed construction of the tower which is attributed to them.”
(Two Towers, Bologna, Wikipedia)

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Marino Marini Museum

Museo Marino Marini, Marino Marini Museum, Piazza San Pancrazio, Florence
Museo Marino Marini (Marino Marini Museum)
Piazza San Pancrazio
Florence, April 2015

“The Marino Marini Museum, in the heart of the historical center of Florence, between via della Vigna Nuova and piazza Santa Maria Novella, is housed in the ancient church of S. Pancrazio, founded before 1000, deconsacrated in 1809 and used for several activities for down one century. The museum was inaugurated in 1988 after the extensive restoration work directed by the architects Bruno Sacchi and Lorenzo Papi.”
(Marino Marini Museum, The Museums of Florence)

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Laundry and Dry Cleaning

Laundry and dry cleaning, rue Freycinet, quartier de Chaillot, Paris
Laundry and dry cleaning, rue Freycinet
Quartier de Chaillot, 16e arrondissement
Paris, July 2014

Friday, February 26, 2016


Palestra by Alsop Architects, Blackfriars Road, Bankside, Southwark, London
Palestra by Alsop Architects, 2006
Blackfriars Road, Bankside, Southwark
London, September 2015

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Museo del Bargello

Stairs and inner courtyard, Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Bargello National Museum, Via del Proconsolo, Florence
Museo nazionale del Bargello (Bargello National Museum)
Via del Proconsolo
Florence, October 2015

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Vegetable Stand

Vegetable stand, Marché Cours de Vincennes, Cours de Vincennes, Paris
Vegetable stand, Marché Cours de Vincennes
Cours de Vincennes, 12e arrondissement
Paris, July 2014

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Museo dell'Opera del Duomo

Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Museum of the Works of the Cathedral, Piazza del Duomo, Florence
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo (Museum of the Works of the Cathedral)
Piazza del Duomo
Florence, October 2015

Monday, February 22, 2016

The Rising Tide

The Rising Tide by Jason deCaires Taylor seen at low tide, Albert Embankment, London
“The Rising Tide” by Jason deCaires Taylor, 2015
Seen at low tide, Albert Embankment
London, September 2015

“The first London commission of world-renowned underwater sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor, The Rising Tide, is concealed and revealed by the daily ebb and flow of the tide on the Vauxhall foreshore. These four proud horses and their riders highlight the role of the Thames as the lifeblood of London, shaping the city’s great history as an ever evolving centre for culture, industry and commerce. ”

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Duomo Vecchio

San Paolo a Ripa d'Arno, St. Paul on the bank of the Arno, Piazza San Paolo a Ripa d'Arno, Pisa
San Paolo a Ripa d'Arno (St. Paul on the bank of the Arno)
Also known as Duomo vecchio (Old Cathedral)
Piazza San Paolo a Ripa d'Arno
Pisa, March 2013

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Three Horses

Three of the six horses by Hamish Mackie, Goodman’s Fields, City of London, London
Three of the six horses by Hamish Mackie
Goodman’s Fields, City of London
London, September 2015

“Sculptor Hamish Mackie will unveil six life-and-a-quarter bronze horses at a new development in London in June. The sculptures have been commissioned by Berkeley Homes to remember the livery horses once kept at Goodman’s Fields in EC1. The horses are depicted galloping, rearing and in water at the two-acre landscaped space within walking distance of the City of London.”

Friday, February 19, 2016

Spoon, I Eat Earth

Spoon, I Eat Earth by Simone D'Auria, Gallery Hotel Art, Vicolo dell’Oro, Florence
“Spoon, I Eat Earth” by Simone D'Auria
Gallery Hotel Art, Vicolo dell’Oro
Florence, October 2015

See also: Personal/Unpersonal - Mirror - Cycling Up

“On the façade of the Gallery Hotel Art there are 63 teaspoons, each one a meter and a half high in size, also made from regenerated plastic. They were organized to reproduce the design of a target: a series of white spoons surrounds a circle made with red ones” (Spoon, I eat Earth, Gallery Hotel Art)

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Farewell Mother

Grave of Adélaïde Morris by Léopold Morice, Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris
“Adieu mere” (Farewell mother), sculpture by Léopold Morice, 1877
Grave of Adélaïde Morris née Herbemont (1802-1875)
Père Lachaise Cemetery, 20e arrondissement
Paris, July 2014

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Ponte Vecchio at Dusk

Ponte Vecchio at dusk, seen from the Ponte alle Grazie, Florence
Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge) at dusk
Seen from the Ponte alle Grazie
Florence, October 2015

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Serpentine Pavilion 2015

Serpentine Pavilion 2015 by SelgasCano, Kensington Gardens, London
Serpentine Pavilion 2015 by SelgasCano
Kensington Gardens
London, September 2015

“Opening to the public later this week, the 15th Serpentine Gallery Pavilion was designed by José Selgas and Lucía Cano, and consists of a double-layered plastic skin in a variety of colours, wrapped around a series of metal arches.”

Monday, February 15, 2016

Fresh Produce

Fresh produce, Mercato Centrale, Central Market, Piazza del Mercato Centrale, Florence
Fresh produce, Mercato Centrale (Central Market)
Piazza del Mercato Centrale
Florence, October 2015

Sunday, February 14, 2016

In Red

Photo shoot, church of the Val-de-Grâce, Paris
Photo shoot on the steps, church of the Val-de-Grâce
Place Alphonse Laveran, 5e arrondissement
Paris, July 2014

See also: Red & Blue

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Two Windows

Two windows seen from a portico, near Via Santo Stefano, Bologna
Two windows seen from the arch of a portico
Somewhere near Via Santo Stefano
Bologna, June 2015

Friday, February 12, 2016

Kindertransport – The Arrival

Kindertransport – The Arrival by Frank Meisler, Liverpool Street station, London
Kindertransport – The Arrival” by Frank Meisler, 2006
Liverpool Street station
London, September 2014

“Kindertransport – The Arrival is an outdoor bronze memorial sculpture by Frank Meisler, located in the forecourt of Liverpool Street station in London, United Kingdom. It commemorates the 10,000 orphaned Jewish children who escaped Nazi persecution and arrived at the station during 1938–1939.”

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Venice Under the Rain

Tourists under a light rain, Fondamenta della Salute, Dorsoduro, Venice
Tourists around Venice under a light rain
Fondamenta della Salute, Dorsoduro
Venice, September 2012

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Rue du Château-des-Rentiers

106 rue du Château-des-Rentiers by Architecture Studio, Quartier de la Gare, Paris
106 rue du Château-des-Rentiers by Architecture Studio, 1986
Quartier de la Gare, 13e arrondissement
Paris, July 2005

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Basilica of Sant'Agostino

Interior of the lantern of the dome by Giovanni Lanfranco, Basilica of Sant'Agostino, Rome
Interior of the lantern of the dome by Giovanni Lanfranco
Basilica of Sant'Agostino, Piazza di Sant'Agostino
Roma, May 2010

Monday, February 8, 2016

Hailo Cab

Hailo cab, Lower Sloane Street, Chelsea, London
Hailo cab, Lower Sloane Street
London, September 2015

“Hailo is a British technology platform that matches taxi drivers and passengers through its mobile phone application. Founded in London in 2011, the Hailo taxi service is available in 16 cities (as of December 2013). As of May 2013, Hailo has enabled more than 3 million rides for passengers from over 30,000 registered taxi drivers. ”
(Hailo, Wikipedia)

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Genio della Bonifica

Model of the Genio della Bonifica, Genie of the Reclamation, by Pasquale Rizzoli, Palazzo Conoscenti, Via Manzoni, Bologna
Model of the “Genio della Bonifica” (Genie of the Reclamation) by Pasquale Rizzoli, 1920
Palazzo Conoscenti, Via Manzoni
Bologna, June 2015

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Elaborate Lamp Post

Elaborate lamp post, St. Paul's Chapel, Morningside Heights campus, Columbia University, New York
Elaborate lamp post, St. Paul's Chapel, Morningside Heights campus
Columbia University, Amsterdam Avenue
New York, September 2008

“St. Paul's Chapel, on the Morningside Heights campus of Columbia University in Manhattan, New York City, is an Episcopal church built in 1903-07 and designed by I. N. Phelps Stokes, of the firm of Howells & Stokes. The exterior is in the Northern Italian Renaissance Revival style while the interior is Byzantine. ”
(St. Paul's Chapel, Wiwipedia)

Friday, February 5, 2016

Lupa Capitolina

Copy of the Lupa Capitolina, Capitoline Wolf, Piazza del Campidoglio, Capitoline Hill, Rome
Copy of the “Lupa Capitolina” (Capitoline Wolf)
Piazza del Campidoglio, Capitoline Hill
Rome, May 2010

Thursday, February 4, 2016

William Pitt Byrne

William Pitt Byrne memorial fountain by Julia Clara Byrne, Bryanston Square, Marylebone, London
William Pitt Byrne memorial fountain by Julia Clara Byrne, 1862
Bryanston Square, Marylebone
London, September 2014

“After his death, his wife and friends built a memorial fountain in his name in 1862 or 1863, at the south end of Bryanston Square in London; the fountain is still in existence and is a Grade II listed monument. The fountain has an associated plaque.”
(William Pitt Byrne, Wikipedia)

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Anatomical Theatre

Anatomical theatre, Archiginnasio, Piazza Galvani, Bologna
Teatro anatomico (Anatomical theatre), 1637
Archiginnasio, Piazza Galvani
Bologna, June 2015

“The theatre – completely made of spruce wood – underwent several modification and reached its final shape between 1733 and 1736. In this period, Silvestro Giannotti carved the wooden statues which decorate the theatre walls. They represent some famous physicians of Ancient times (Hippocrates, Galenus, etc.) and of the local athenaeum (Mondino de Liuzzi, Gasparo Tagliacozzi). The two famous statues of the ‘Spellati’ (skinned) carrying the canopy surmounting the teacher’s chair are the work of the well-known artist of anatomical wax displays, Ercole Lelli. In the centre of the theatre stands the white table on which the dissection of human or animal bodies took place.”

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Fontaine de la place de la Madeleine

Fontaine de la place de La Madeleine by Gabriel Davioud and Francois-Theophile Murget, Square Santiago-du-Chili, Paris
Fontaine de la Tour-Maubourg or Fontaine de la place de La Madeleine, 1865
Gabriel Davioud, architect and Francois-Theophile Murget, sculptor
Square Santiago-du-Chili
Paris, July 2012

Monday, February 1, 2016

Petar II Petrović-Njegoš

Statue of Petar II Petrović-Njegoš by Sreten Stojanović, Piazzale Paolina Borghese, Villa Borghese gardens, Rome
Statue of Petar II Petrović-Njegoš by Sreten Stojanović, 2005
(A gift from the Montenegro, copy of the original in Podgorica
Piazzale Paolina Borghese, Villa Borghese gardens
Rome, September 2010

“Venerated as a poet and philosopher, Njegoš is well known for his epic poem The Mountain Wreath, which is considered a masterpiece of Serbian and South Slavic literature, and the national epic of Montenegro, Serbia, and Yugoslavia. Njegoš has remained influential in Montenegro and neighbouring countries, and his works have influenced a number of disparate groups, including Serbian, Montenegrin and South Slav nationalists, as well as monarchists and communists.”