Monday, October 31, 2016

Westfield Stratford City

Eating at the Westfield Stratford City, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, London
Eating at the Westfield Stratford City
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford
London, September 2016

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Excelsa Filia Sion

Rose window by János Hajnal, Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, Roma
Rose window by János Hajnal, 1995
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
Piazza di Santa Maria Maggiore
Roma, April 2013

Saturday, October 29, 2016

eBook in the Park

Reading an ebook by the Boating Lake, Regent's Park, London
Reading an ebook by the Boating Lake
Regent's Park, Camden
London, September 2016

Friday, October 28, 2016

Cattedrale di San Lorenzo

Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, Cathedral of Saint Lawrence, Piazza San Lorenzo, Genoa
Cattedrale di San Lorenzo (Cathedral of Saint Lawrence)
Piazza San Lorenzo
Genoa, April 2016

“Genoa Cathedral (Duomo di Genova, Cattedrale di San Lorenzo) is a Roman Catholic cathedral in the Italian city of Genoa. It is dedicated to Saint Lawrence (San Lorenzo), and is the seat of the Archbishop of Genoa. The cathedral was consecrated by Pope Gelasius II in 1118 and was built between the twelfth century and the fourteenth century as fundamentally a medieval building, with some later additions. Secondary naves and side covers are of Romanesque style and the main facade is Gothic from the early thirteenth century, while capitals and columns with interior corridors date from the early fourteenth century. The bell tower and dome were built in the sixteenth century.” (Genoa Cathedral, Wikipedia)

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Macdonald Road

McDonald's on Macdonald Road, Archway, Islington, London
McDonald's on Macdonald Road
Archway, Islington
London, September 2016

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

La minestra

La minestra, The Soup, by Domenico Trentacoste
“La minestra” (The Soup) by Domenico Trentacoste
Palatine Gallery, Palazzo Pitti
Florence, May 2016

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Baltimore Tower

Baltimore Tower by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), Baltimore Wharf, Millwall Inner Dock, Isle of Dogs, London
Baltimore Tower by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM)
Baltimore Wharf, Millwall Inner Dock, Isle of Dogs
London, September 2016

“Baltimore Tower represents the second phase of SOM’s master plan for Baltimore Wharf. The sinuous tower is a beacon for the 2.7-hectare site located immediately south of Canary Wharf, and for the wider Isle of Dogs district. The 45-story building comprises 366 residential units in a mix of layouts and configurations. All apartment floors feature expansive, cantilevered balconies that are elliptical in plan; the balconies’ axial rotation on the tower plan produces the building’s undulating form. Baltimore Tower also includes a streetfront cafe that opens toward the Millwall Inner Dock waterfront, as well as a triple-height penthouse restaurant whose outdoor terrace boasts panoramic views.” (Baltimore Tower, SOM)

Monday, October 24, 2016

Claudia & Oriano

Claudia e Oriano salumeria, delicatessen, Via Massimo D'Azeglio, Bologna
“Claudia e Oriano” Salumeria (Delicatessen)
Via Massimo D'Azeglio
Bologna, June 2015

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Lunch Break

Lunch Break, Green Park, London
Lunch break in Green Park
London, September 2016

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Balconies on the Rio

Balconies on Rio della Salute seen from the Ponte de l'Umiltà, Dorsoduro, Venice
Balconies on Rio della Salute, Dorsoduro
Seen from the Ponte de l'Umiltà
Venice, September 2013

Friday, October 21, 2016

Couple

“Couple” by Louise Bourgeois, Switch House, Tate Modern, Bankside, London
“Couple” by Louise Bourgeois, 2004
Switch House, Tate Modern, Bankside
London, September 2016




Thursday, October 20, 2016

Statue on the Roof

Palazzo delle Esposizioni by Pio Piacentini, Via Nazionale, Rome
Palazzo delle Esposizioni by Pio Piacentini, 1893
Via Nazionale
Rome, April 2013

See also: Palazzo delle Esposizioni

“The Palazzo delle Esposizioni is a neoclassical exhibition hall, cultural center and museum on Via Nazionale in Rome, Italy. Designed by Pio Piacentini, it opened in 1883. It has housed several exhibitions (e.g. Mostra della Rivoluzione Fascista, Mostra Augustea della Romanità), and was temporarily modified during the fascist era due to its style being thought to be out of step with the times. The building is owned by the City of Rome and the museum is administered by Azienda Speciale Palaexpo, an agency run by the City's Office for Education and Culture. It has a 139-seat cinema, a 90-seat auditorium, a cafe, a large 240 person restaurant, a library and a multi-functional room known as the Forum.” (Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Wikipedia)

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Cyclist on the Strand

Cyclist on the Strand, London
Cyclist on the Strand
London, September 2016

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Porzio

Porzio clothing, Via Luccoli, Genoa
Porzio clothing
Via Luccoli
Genoa, April 2016

Monday, October 17, 2016

Modified Social Bench NY

One of the Modified Social Benches NY by Jeppe Hein, Totally Thames festival, Southbank Centre, London
One of the “Modified Social Benches NY” by Jeppe Hein
Totally Thames festival, Southbank Centre
London, September 2016

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Lungarno degli Archibusieri

Detail of the Ponte Vecchio seen from Lungarno degli Archibusieri, Florence
Detail of the Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge)
Seen from Lungarno degli Archibusieri
Florence, May 2016

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Elms Lesters Painting Rooms

Queuing for an event of the London Fashion Week, Elms Lesters Painting Rooms, Flitcroft Street, London
Queuing for an event of the London Fashion Week
Elms Lesters Painting Rooms, Flitcroft Street
London, September 2016

Friday, October 14, 2016

Oratorio dello Spirito Santo

Oratorio dello Spirito Santo, Via Val d'Aposa, Bologna
Oratorio dello Spirito Santo (Holy Ghost Oratory)
Via Val d'Aposa
Bologna, June 2015

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Serpentine Pavilion 2016

Serpentine Pavilion by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), Kensington Gardens, London
Serpentine Pavilion by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)
Kensington Gardens
London, September 2016

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Santi Apostoli

Clock, Church of the Holy Apostles of Christ, Cannaregio, Venice
Detail of the clock, chiesa dei Santi Apostoli di Cristo
(Church of the Holy Apostles of Christ) by Alessandro Vittoria 1575
Campo Santi Apostoli, Cannaregio
Venice, September 2013

“The 7th Century campanile was destroyed by the fire of 1105. Rebuilt 1450, renovated 1601-09 by Francesco di Piero, brought down by a storm in 1659 and rebuilt 1672-1720 to a design by Andrea Tirali. Jan Morris says that an 'old and simple' sacristan fell from the campanile soon after its completion in 1672(?) but was caught by the minute hand on the clock, and so was slowly lowered to a parapet as time passed.”
(Santi Apostoli, The Churches of Venice)

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Jack the Clipper

Jack the Clipper, Shepherd Market, Mayfair, London
“Jack the Clipper” at work
Shepherd Market, Mayfair
London, September 2016

Monday, October 10, 2016

Andrea Doria

Bust of Andrea Doria with sunglasses, Pincian Gardens, Pincian Hill, Rome
Andrea Doria (1466-1560) with sunglasses
The Busts in the Pincian Gardens
Il Pincio (Pincian Hill)
Rome, April 2013

Sunday, October 9, 2016

The Kyoto Garden

The Kyoto Garden, Holland Park, London
The Kyoto Garden, Holland Park
London, September 2016

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Villa Chiossone

Villa Chiossone, Corso Italia, Genoa
Villa Chiossone
Corso Italia
Genoa, April 2016

Friday, October 7, 2016

West Carriage Drive

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Mounted police officers
West Carriage Drive, Hyde Park
London, September 2016

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Cats

Le Nove Botteghe, The Nine Shops, Inner court of Via Gioberti, Florence
“Le Nove Botteghe” (The Nine Shops)
Inner court of Via Gioberti
Florence, October 2015

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Sunflower and Turbines

A sunflower and the three little wind turbines of A Room for London, Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London
A sunflower and the three little wind turbines of “A Room for London”
Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road
London, September 2016

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

An Eagle

Hie Saulius Archieps Gen Viceleg, Piazza del Nettuno, Bologna
“Hie Saulius Archieps Gen Viceleg”
Piazza del Nettuno
Bologna, June 2015

Monday, October 3, 2016

Abstract Expressionism

Sir Joshua Reynolds by Alfred Drury, Abstract Expressionism exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London
Sir Joshua Reynolds by Alfred Drury, 1931
Abstract Expressionism exhibition
Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly
London, September 2016

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Hotel Bonvecchiati

Venice
Hotel Bonvecchiati, 1790
Calle Goldoni, San Marco
Seen from Rio dei Scoacamini
Venice, September 2013

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Tango at Spitalfields

Tango at Spitalfields, Spitalfields Market, London
Tango at Spitalfields
Spitalfields Market
London, September 2016