Sunday, July 31, 2016

Bus and Cyclist

Bus and cyclist on Baker Street at Marylebone Road, London
Bus and cyclist on Baker Street at Marylebone Road
Marylebone, City of Westminster
London, September 2015

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Cafe

Quite simple Cafe sign, Piazza Re Enzo, Bologna
Quite simple “Cafe” sign
Piazza Re Enzo
Bologna, June 2015

Friday, July 29, 2016

Newlyweds on Quai Branly

Newlyweds on quai Branly, Paris
Newlyweds on quai Branly
Quartier du Gros-Caillou, 7e arrondissement
Paris, July 2010

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Bettino Ricasoli

Bettino Ricasoli by Augusto Rivalta, Piazza dell'Indipendenza, Florence
Bettino Ricasoli by Augusto Rivalta, 1897
Piazza dell'Indipendenza
Florence, May 2016

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Bar Blue

Bar Blue wine bar, Vinopolis, Bank End, Southwark, London,
Bar Blue wine bar, Vinopolis
Bank End, Southwark
London, September 2015

“Bar Blue is a trendy, contemporary, blue wine bar, the first style bar of its kind in the London Bridge area. Tucked neatly into the dramatic archways at Vinopolis, it is the perfect complement to Cantina Vinopolis restaurant.”
(View)

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Via San Lorenzo

Public light, Via San Lorenzo, Genoa
Wrought iron public light
Via San Lorenzo
Genoa, April 2016

Monday, July 25, 2016

Hinterm Horizont

Blue Man Group and Hinterm Horizont ads on pedicabs, Panoramastraße, Berlin
Blue Man Group and Hinterm Horizont (Beyond the Horizon)
Advertising on pedicabs, Panoramastraße
Berlin, September 2011

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Wooden Crucifix

15th-century wooden crucifix, high altar, basilica of San Petronio, Piazza Maggiore, Bologna
15th-century wooden crucifix
High altar, Basilica of San Petronio
Piazza Maggiore
Bologna, June 2015

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Young Turenne

Turenne enfant (Young Turenne) by Benoît Lucien Hercule, rue de Turenne, quartier des Enfants-Rouges, Paris
Turenne enfant (Young Turenne) by Benoît Lucien Hercule
(Henri de la Tour d'Auvergne, Vicomte de Turenne)
Rue de Turenne / rue Debelleyme
Quartier des Enfants-Rouges, 3rd arrondissement
Paris, July 2012

Friday, July 22, 2016

Biosfera

Biosfera (Biosphere) by Renzo Piano, Ponte Spinola, Porto Antico, Genoa
Biosfera (Biosphere) by Renzo Piano, 2001
Acquario di Genova (Aquarium of Genoa)
Ponte Spinola, Porto Antico
Genoa, April 2016

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Stanhope Terrace

Horse riders in Stanhope Terrace to Sussex Square, City of Westminster, London
Stanhope Terrace / Sussex Square
City of Westminster
London, September 2015

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

The Italic Venus

La Venere italica, The Italic Venus by Antonio Canova, Galleria Palatina,Palazzo Pitti, Florence
“La Venere italica” (The Italic Venus) by Antonio Canova, 1812
Galleria Palatina, Palazzo Pitti
Florence, May 2016

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Filming by the Seine

Shooting a video by the Seine, Port de Suffren, Paris
Shooting a video by the Seine, Port de Suffren
Quarter due Gros-Caillou, 7e arrondissement
Paris, July 2014

Monday, July 18, 2016

Via dei Baullari

18th Century mosaic of the Madonna, Campo de' Fiori, Via dei Baullari, Rome
18th Century mosaic of the Madonna
Campo de' Fiori / Via dei Baullari
Rome, April 2013

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Amatininkų užeiga

Amatininkų užeiga, Didžioji gatvė, Vilnius
Amatininkų užeiga restaurant
Didžioji gatvė
Vilnius, Lithuania, September 1997

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Pierluigi Penzo

Bust of Pierluigi Penzo, Riva dei Partigiani, Castello, Venice
Bust of the Venetian aviator Pierluigi Penzo (1896-1928)
Riva dei Partigiani, Castello
Venice, September 2012

Friday, July 15, 2016

Welcome to Camden

“Welcome to Camden, Regent's Canal, Camden Lock, London
“Welcome to Camden”
Regent's Canal, Camden Lock
London, September 2015

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Front Door Handle

Elaborate door handle, Via dell'Indipendenza, Bologna
Elaborate front door handle
Via dell'Indipendenza
Bologna, June 2015

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Maternity

Maternité, Maternity by Georges Vacossin, rue Lafayette, rue du Château-Landon, Paris
“Maternité” (Maternity) by Georges Vacossin, 1931
Rue Lafayette / rue du Château-Landon
Quartier Saint-Vincent-de-Paul, 10e arrondissement
Paris, July 2012

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Piazzetta Mauro Rostagno

Plaque and wall decoration, Piazzetta Mauro Rostagno, Genoa
Plaque and wall decoration
Piazzetta Mauro Rostagno
“Symbol of the fight against the Mafia”
Genoa, April 2016

Monday, July 11, 2016

Frank Zappa

Monument to Frank Zappa by Konstantinas Bogdanas, Kalinausko gatvę, Užupis, Vilnius, Lithuania
Monument to Frank Zappa by Konstantinas Bogdanas, 1996
Kalinausko gatvę, Užupis
Vilnius, Lithuania, September 1997

“Saulius Paukstys, a civil servant and member of the Vilnius bohemian set, saw the opportunity to fulfil a lifelong ambition. He founded the Frank Zappa Fan Club and commissioned a socialist realist sculptor to create a statue of Zappa on a patch of land in front of a children's hospital in the centre of the city.”

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Wow

Florence
“Wow. The Windmill for energy” by Simone D'Auria
Gallery Hotel Art, Vicolo dell’Oro
Florence, May 2016

See also: Spoon, I Eat Earth - Personal/Unpersonal - Mirror - Cycling Up

“The project is completed, in the Vicolo Dell’Oro square, with two huge pots and sprouting windmills, as well as a three dimensional WOW in red stimulating the exclamation of happiness and wonder that seizes the spectator in front of the artwork, at the same time, strengthening the awareness toward a theme so important and decisive for the future of the planet.” (Wow. The Windmill for energy, Gallery Hotel Art)

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Queen's Guard

Queen's Guard, Buckingham Palace, London
Sentry of The Grenadier Guards
Buckingham Palace
London, September 2015

The Grenadier Guards (GREN GDS) is an infantry regiment of the British Army. It is the most senior regiment of the Guards Division and, as such, is the most senior regiment of infantry. It is not, however, the most senior regiment of the Army, this position being attributed to The Life Guards. Although The Coldstream Guards were formed before The Grenadier Guards, the regiment is ranked after the Grenadiers in seniority as, having been a regiment of the New Model Army, the Coldstream served the Crown for four fewer years than the Grenadiers (the Grenadiers having formed as a Royalist regiment in exile in 1656 and the Coldstream having sworn allegiance to the Crown upon the Restoration in 1660).”
(Grenadier Guards, Wikipedia)

Friday, July 8, 2016

Mural on a Shutter

Rolling shutter painted with a mural, porticoes of Via Galliera, Bologna
Rolling shutter painted with a mural
Porticoes of Via Galliera
Bologna, June 2015

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Tourist and Police

Tourist and police officers in place Vendôme, Paris
Tourist and police officers in place Vendôme
Quartier de la Place-Vendôme, 1er arrondissement
Paris, July 2009

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Umberto I

Monumento to Umberto I of Italy by Davide Calandra and Edoardo Rubino, Viale della Pineta, Villa Borghese gardens, Rome
Monumento to Umberto I of Italy by Davide Calandra and Edoardo Rubino, 1926
Viale della Pineta, Villa Borghese gardens
Rome, April 2013

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Vytautas the Great

Vytautas the Great Monument, Kaunas, Lithuania
Vytautas the Great Monument by Vincas Grybas, 1932
(Copy of the original destroyed in 1951)
Laisvės Alėja (Liberty Boulevard)
Kaunas, Lithuania, September 1997

“Born in 1350 in the castle of present-day Old Trakai (Senieji Trakai), Vytautas was the son of Kęstutis and his wife Birutė. Vytautas was a cousin and childhood friend of Jogaila (Władysław II Jagiełło), who became King of Poland in 1386. Around 1370, he married Anna, who gave birth to Sophia of Lithuania. Sophia was married to Vasily I, Grand Prince of Moscow, and mother and regent to their son Vasili II. After Anna's death in 1418, Vytautas married her niece Juliana Olshanska, daughter of Ivan Olshanski who outlived him.[6] Because of the relationship between the two women, the Bishop of Vilnius was unwilling to perform the ceremony without a papal dispensation; however, Jan Kropidło did not have such scruples and married them on 13 November 1418.”
(Vytautas, Wikipeda)

Monday, July 4, 2016

Casa Mazzini

Casa Mazzini, birthouse of Giuseppe Mazzini, Via Lomellini, Genoa
The birth house of Giuseppe Mazzini (1805-1872)
Palazzo Adorno, Via Lomellini
Genoa, April 2016

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Supreme Court of the United Kingdom

Court 1 in the Supreme Court building, Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, Middlesex Guildhall, Parliament Square, London
Court 1 in the Supreme Court building
Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
Middlesex Guildhall, Parliament Square
London, September 2015

“The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom is the supreme court in all matters under English and Welsh law, Northern Ireland law and Scottish civil law. It is the court of last resort and the highest appellate court in the United Kingdom, although the High Court of Justiciary remains the court of last resort for criminal law in Scotland. The Supreme Court also has jurisdiction to resolve disputes relating to devolution in the United Kingdom and concerning the legal powers of the three devolved governments (in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) or laws made by the devolved legislatures.”

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Putto with Dolphin

Copy of Putto con delfino, Putto with Dolphin, by Andrea del Verrocchio, Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, Florence,
Copy of “Putto con delfino” (Putto with Dolphin) by Andrea del Verrocchio, 1479
Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria
Florence, May 2016

“The ‘Putto with Dolphin’ (c. 1479; formerly in the Palazzo Vecchio, Florence, but now replaced by a copy) is at once an exquisite fountain decoration, an antique motif restated in Renaissance terms, and the clearest statement of Verrocchio’s interest in suggested movement. The child in the piece is turning; the movement is reinforced by the fish, and the suggestion of motion culminates in the actual movement of the water spouting from the dolphin’s mouth. Verrocchio also reveals his indebtedness to Desiderio in his refined treatment of the surfaces.”
(The Renaissance, Encyclopædia Britannica)

Friday, July 1, 2016

Mythical Poem

Poeme mythique, Mythical Poem by Jorge Jiménez Deredia, Square de l'Amérique-Latine, place de la Porte-de-Champerret, Paris
“Poeme mythique” (Mythical Poem) by Jorge Jiménez Deredia, 1992
Square de l'Amérique-Latine, place de la Porte-de-Champerret
Quartier des Ternes, 17th arrondissement
Paris, July 2012