Sunday, July 23, 2017

Torre della Pagliazza

Torre della Pagliazza, Piazza Sant'Elisabetta, Florence
Torre della Pagliazza
Piazza Sant'Elisabetta
Florence, April 2017

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Montjuïc Communications Tower

Montjuïc Communications Tower by Santiago Calatrava, Anella Olímpica (Olympic Ring), Passeig Olímpic, Montjuïc, Barcelona
Montjuïc Communications Tower by Santiago Calatrava, 1992
Anella Olímpica (Olympic Ring)
Passeig Olímpic, Montjuïc
Barcelona, March 2017

“The Montjuïc Communications Tower, popularly known as Torre Calatrava and Torre Telefónica, is a telecommunication tower in the Montjuïc neighborhood of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. It was designed by Santiago Calatrava, with construction taking place from 1989 to 1992. The white tower was built for Telefónica to transmit television coverage of the 1992 Summer Olympic Games in Barcelona. The 136-metre (446 ft) tower is located in the Olympic park and represents an athlete holding the Olympic Flame. The base is covered with trencadís, Gaudí's mosaic technique created from broken tile shards. Because of the tower's orientation, it works also as a giant sundial, which uses the Europa square to indicate the hour.” (Montjuïc Communications Tower, Wikipedia)

Friday, July 21, 2017

Street Musician

Street musician, Via Garibaldi, Genoa
Street musician
Via Garibaldi
Genoa, April 2016

Thursday, July 20, 2017

100 Regent Street

Number 100 Regent Street, Mayfair, London
Number 100 Regent Street, Mayfair
London, September 2016

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Mary Magdalene

Painted wood Mary Magdalene by Desiderio da Settignano
Painted wood Mary Magdalene by Desiderio da Settignano, 1464
Church of Santa Trinita, Piazza Santa Trinita
Florence, April 2017

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Party Headquarters

French Communist Party Headquarters, place du Colonel-Fabien, Paris
French Communist Party Headquarters
Place du Colonel-Fabien
Quartier du Combat, 19th arrondissement
Paris, July 2005

Monday, July 17, 2017

Casa Isolani

Casa Isolani (Isolani House), Strada Maggiore, Bologna
Casa Isolani (Isolani House)
Strada Maggiore
Bologna, Jene 2015

“Dominating the entrance to Strada Maggiore, one of the main streets of Medieval Bologna, is the doorway to the Casa Isolani. This is one of the most interesting examples of Roman-Gothic architecture in Bologna. The tall wood structure marks the beginning of the Corte Isolani, a covered passageway that connects two of the most monumental areas of Bologna. The complex of Isolani buildings, restored and opened to the public in 1999, still belongs to the family that gave it its name. It crosses the courtyards and atriums that line the shops, offices, and residences, continuing all the way to the Piazza Santo Stefano.” (Corte Isolani, ItalyGuides.it)