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Architecture

Kilmacduagh Monastery, Galway, Ireland

Kilmacduagh’s St Colmáns Cathedral

Kilmacduagh Round Tower, the tallest pre-modern building in Ireland

Kilmacduagh (traslation “Church of Duagh’s son”) Monastery, near Gort in County Galway, Ireland. Founded in the early 7th century by Saint Colmán, son of Duagh. The above aerial views enable you to see the grave sites in St Colmán’s Cathedral as well as the adjacent Round Tower (32.5 m, 112 ft), the tallest pre-modern building in Ireland. Please click on an image to open larger version.


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Autumn in Zurich II

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Autumn in Zurich

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Gaudí’s Moderistá Architecture, Barcelona

 

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Sagrada Família Basilica, built 1882-present

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The Crossing

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Baldachin and Crucifix over the high altar

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Details of the Passion Facade, which was designed to convey Jesus’ suffering

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 Casa Batlló, built 1877 and redesigned by Gaudi in 1904

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Casa Milà (La Pedrera) built 1906-1912

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Passion Facade of Sagrada Família, Barcelona

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Details of the bronze “Gospel Door” at the Passion Facade of the Sagrada Família Basilica, Antoni Gaudí’s masterpice in Barcelona.


Street Art, Bushwick Collective, Brooklyn, NY

 

Bushwick is a working class neighborhood in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The Bushwick Collective is an outdoor gallery on the streets of Bushwick that was founded in 2012 by Joseph Ficalora, a local resident who gets owners to donate space on buildings for street art. The Collective now attracts artists from around the world as well as legendary NYC artists and local Bushwick artists. The collection is temporary, with the average mural lasting up to 12 months before being replaced. Here are a few photos of the art taken during my visit in the fall of 2016. Each image can be clicked to enlarge.

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Grossmünster Church, Zürich.

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The Grossmünster church is a Romanesque-style Protestant church dating back to the 12th century. The twin towers of the Grossmünster are considered two of Zürich’s most recognized landmarks. Construction began around 1100 and the church was inaugurated around 1220. According to legend, the Grossmünster was founded by Charlemagne, whose horse fell to its knees over the tombs of Felix and Regula, Zürich’s two patron saints. Charlemagne thus had a church built as a monastery on the spot.

This long exposure shot (~2 min) of the church looks across the Münsterbrücke, a pedestrian and road bridge dating back to 1836 which spans the Limmat river.

 

 

 


Water Breathing Dragons in Zürich

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Details of the Swiss sculptor Richard Kissling statue created in 1889 in honor of Alfred Escher, a renowned Zurich politician and entrepreneur.


Man In Alley, Zürich

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Closing time in Old Town Zürich, Switzerland


Stairs – Spinalonga , Crete

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Spinalonga Venetian Fortress and Leper Colony, Crete – 2015