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01 February 2018

NOTO, Sicily, Italy. Palazzo Rau Della Ferla


NOTO, Sicily, Italy.
Palaca Rau Della Ferla
(Via Silvio Spaventa No. 15)

Lamp in the atrium. This baroque palace was built at the beginning of the 18th century.

Photo © Albert Lázaro-Tinaut, 01.2018.

CATANIA, Italy. Castello Ursino


CATANIA, Italy.
Castello Ursino.

Graffiti in the courtyard of the Ursino castle, built in the second half of the 13th century.

Photo © Albert Lázaro-Tinaut, 01.2018.

CATANIA, Italy. Fontana dell'Elefante in piazza Duomo


CATANIA, Italy.
Piazza Duomo / Cathedral Square.

Detail of the Elephant Fountain, designed by the architect Giovanni Battista Vaccarini (Palermo, 3.2.1702 - Milazzo, 11.3.1768) between 1735 and 1737. The figure of the elephant, in black basalt, popularly known as "u Liotru", is the symbol of the city of Catania.

Photo © Albert Lázaro-Tinaut, 01.2018.

31 January 2018

SIRACUSA, Italy. Isola di Ortigia


SIRACUSA, Sicily, Italy.
Isola di Ortigia.

Balconies in a house on the Federico di Svevia square with Castello Maniace street.

Photo © Albert Lázaro-Tinaut, 01.2018.

SIRACUSA. Italy. Porta Marina, nell'isola di Ortigia


SIRACUSA, Sicily, Italy.
Isola di Ortigia.

Detail of the upper part of the door, built in the sixteenth century.

Photo © Albert Lázaro-Tinaut, 01.2018.

SIRACUSA. Statua di Archimede sul Ponte Umbertino

SIRACUSA, Sicily, Italy.
Ponte Umbertino.

Statue of Archimedes, work of the italian sculptor Pietro Marchese (Siracusa, Sicily, 5 October 1977). The monument was unveiled in March 2016.

Photo © Albert Lázaro-Tinaut, 01.2018.

26 November 2016

TAMPERE, Finland


TAMPERE, Finland.

Old fountain with mask figure in relief, in a wall of Tampereen Teatteri [Tampere's Theater].

Photo © Albert Lázaro-Tinaut, 10.2016.

TAMPERE. The Hunter statue, Hämeensilta


TAMPERE, Finland.

Hämeensilta [Hämmen bridge].

The Hunter statue, made in 1929 by the sculptor Wäinö Aaltonen (Karinainen, Western Finland, 8 March 1894 - Helsinki, 30 May 1966).

Photo © Albert Lázaro-Tinaut, 10.2016.

TAMPERE. Finland. The Tradesman statue, Hämeensilta


TAMPERE. Finland.

Hämeensilta [Haamen bridge].

The Tradesman statue made in 1929 by the sculptor Wäinö Aaltonen (Karinainen, Western Finland, 8 March 1894 - Helsinki, 30 May 1966).

Photo © Albert Lázaro-Tinaut, 10.2016.

TAMPERE, Finland. Benches


TAMPERE, Finland.

Benches in Hämeenkatu.

Photo © Albert Lázaro-Tinaut, 10.2016.

10 October 2016

CIUDAD DE MÉXICO. Reloj frente al Hotel Imperial


CIUDAD DE MÉXICO / MEXICO CITY

Avenida de la Reforma.
Clock in front of the Hotel Imperial.

Photo © Rosa Laconich, 10.2016.

CIUDAD DE MÉXICO. Basílica de Santa María de Guadalupe


CIUDAD DE MÉXICO / MEXICO CITY

Basílica de Santa María de Guadalupe (Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe). Central part of the southern façade. This Catholic church, designed by the Mexican architect Pedro de Arrieta (Real de Minas de Pachuca, ? - Ciudad de México, 1738), was built in Baroque style between March 1695 and 1 May 1709, when it opened. In the early 19th century as a result of the construction 
of the Capuchin convent on its eastern side, she suffered serious damage and its interior was remodeled in Neo-Classical style. 
In 1904 the temple was consecrated Basilica. In 1926, due to the serious situation because of the Mexican Revolution, the Basilica closed its doors and was not reopened for worship until 1929, when new restoration work began and renovated inside again. In 1974, because of new structural damage, the temple was closed, and in 1979 new and long restoration work began.

Photo © Rosa Laconich, 10.2016.

CIUDAD DE MÉXICO. Castillo de Chapultepec


CIUDAD DE MÉXICO / MEXICO CITY

Castle of Chapultepec (Castillo de Chapultepec). El Caballero Alto or Torreón en el Alcázar, built in 1844 as a watchtower. It also functioned as an astronomical observatory.

Photo © Rosa Laconich, 10.2016.

CIUDAD DE MÉXICO. Castillo de Chapultepec


CIUDAD DE MÉXICO / MEXICO CITY

Part of one of the façades of the Castle of Chapultepec (Castillo de Chapultepec), built between 1778 and 1788 by order of the Spanish Viceroy Bernardo de Gálvez. It was also a Military Academy, and Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico used it as a residence between 
10 April 1864 and 15 May 1867. He underwent expansions and renovations during the 19th century and early 20th. From 27 September 1944 it is home to the National Museum of History 
of Mexico.

Photo © Rosa Laconich, 10.2016.

CIUDAD DE MÉXICO. Castillo de Chapultepec


CIUDAD DE MÉXICO / MEXICO CITY

Part of one of the façades of the Castle of Chapultepec (Castillo de Chapultepec), built between 1778 and 1788 by order of the Spanish Viceroy Bernardo de Gálvez. It was also a Military Academy, and Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico used it as a residence between 
10 April 1864 and 15 May 1867. He underwent expansions and renovations during the 19th century and early 20th. From 27 September 1944 it is home to the National Museum of History 
of Mexico.

Photo © Rosa Laconich, 10.2016.

04 October 2016

RZESZÓW, Poland. Balcony


RZESZÓW, Poland.

Photo © Kazimierz R. Leszczyński, 09.2016.

TARNOBRZEG, Poland. Votive chapel in the Castle


TARNOBRZEG, Poland
Dzików

Votive chapel in Neo-Gothic style, made build in the late 19th century by Zdzisław Tarnowski, last lord of the Castle, on the
fence near the front door.

Photo © Kazimierz R. Leszczyński, 09.2016.

TARNOBRZEG, Poland. Guardhouse of the Dzików Castle


TARNOBRZEG, Poland.
Dzików

Guardhouse in Neo-Gothic style, built in the late 19th century next to the front door of the Castle.

Photo © Kazimierz R. Leszczyński, 09.2016.

MOLINS DE REI (Catalunya), Spain. Balcony


MOLINS DE REI (Catalunya), Spain.

Photo © Albert Lázaro-Tinaut, 01.2013.

BARCELONA, Spain, parc de Montjuïc. Manipulated placard


BARCELONA, Spain.
Parc de Montjuïc.

Manipulated placard.

Photo © Albert Lázaro-Tinaut, 09.2012.

BARCELONA, Spain, districte de les Corts. Door


BARCELONA, Spain.
Districte de les Corts.

Door of a house built in 1880.

Photo © Giselle, 07.2016.

BARCELONA, Spain. Monument a Lluís Companys


BARCELONA, Spain.
Junction of Passeig Lluís Companys and Ronda de Sant Pere

Memorial to Lluís Companys (Tornabous, 21 June 1882 - Barcelona, shot by the regime of General Franco, 15 October 1940), Catalan Republican politician who was president of the Generalitat (Government) of Catalonia between 1 January and 7 October 1934, and from 4 March 1936 until his execution for ideological and political reasons. The sculpture is the work (1998) of the Spanish artist Francisco López (Madrid, 28 April 1932).

Photo © Albert Lázaro-Tinaut, 06.2012.

26 September 2016

VICENZA, Italy. Monument to Neri Pozza


VICENZA, Italy.
Ponte San Paolo.

Monument to the publisher, writer, artist and art collector Neri Pozza (Vicenza, 5 August 1912 - 6 November 1988), unveiled on 11 September 2012. The bronze bust is a work of the sculptor Nereo Quagliato (Vicenza, 1939 - Costozza di Longare, 17 October 2012).

Photo © Albert Lázaro-Tinaut, 03.2016.

VICENZA, Italy. Graffiti in tribute to Nelson Mandela


VICENZA, Italy.

Graffiti in tribute to the South African political leader Nelson Mandela.

It always seems impossible until it's done

Photo © Albert Lázaro-Tinaut, 03.2016.

VICENZA, Italy. Plaque in memory of Bartolomeo Panizza


VICENZA, Italy.
Contrà Lioy.

Plaque in memory of the Italian anatomist, physician and biologist Bartolomeo Panizza (Vicenza, 17 August 1785 - Pavia, 17 April 1867) in his birthplace. Panizza is known For His Important studies on the lymphatic system, cranial nerves and human vision.

Photo © Albert Lázaro-Tinaut, 03.2016.