Home » Posts tagged 'Historic'

Tag Archives: Historic

Counter

2948389
Users Today : 38
Users Yesterday : 89
This Month : 2872
Views Today : 95

Click Below to Receive Advice of New Posts

Post Calendar

November 2021
M T W T F S S
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930  

SEE MY FLICKR GALLERY

PAST POSTS

Vienna, Austria 2017 Part V

Still in Vienna and walked a couple of parks/gardens and then took a “Fiaker” ride around the old historic city.

[Remember that all images will open in a new tab and all are geotagged!]

“Fiaker”, Petersplats, Vienna, Austria

A fiacre is a form of hackney coach, a horse-drawn four-wheeled carriage for hire. In Vienna such cabs are called Fiaker. (not us)


Fürstentum Liechtenstein Botschaft, Löwelstraße 8, Vienna


Wüstenrot House, Kohlmarkt, Vienna


View down Kohlmarkt to The Hofburg, Michaelerkuppel, Vienna


Storefront, Graben, Vienna


St Michael Gate, The Hofburg, Michaelerkuppel, Vienna


Statue, Kaiser Franz I, Löwelstraße, The Hofburg, Vienna

Franz Joseph Karl from the House of Habsburg-Lorraine was from 1792 to 1806 as Franz II the last emperor of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation. In 1804 he founded the empire of Austria, which he reigned as Francis I until his death.


Water Hydrant, Löwelstraße, The Hofburg, Vienna


Statue, Swiss Gate, In der Burg, The Hofburg, Vienna


The Swiss Gate, The Hofburg, Michaelerkuppel, Vienna


The Hofburg, Vienna

The Hofburg is the official residence and workplace of the President of Austria and was formerly the principal imperial palace of the Habsburg dynasty. Located in the center of Vienna, it was built in the 13th century.


Müllverbrennungsanlage Spittelau (Waste Incineration Plant), Spittelauer Lände, Vienna

(Taken from a tram)


Citroen 2CV, Klosterneuburger Straße, Brigittenau, Vienna


Chevrolet Utility, Alserbachstraße, Vienna

Not the sort of vehicle I expected to see in this historic city!


Schubertbrunnen (Schubert Fountain), Alserbachstraße, Josefstadt, Vienna c.1928


Entry Gate, Liechtenstein Garden Palace, Fürstengasse, Vienna

Lichtenstein Park, Gardens and Palaces, Fürstengasse, Vienna

The Liechtenstein Palace is now a private art museum in Vienna, Austria. It contains much of the art collection of its owners, the Princely Family of Liechtenstein, rulers of the principality of Liechtenstein. It includes important European works of art, forming one of the world’s leading private art collections.


Bank Austria Building, Julius Tandler Platz, Vienna


Colourful Building, Lampigasse 19, Leopoldstadt, Vienna


“Big Brother”, Lampigasse, Vienna


Park Railing, Augarten, Lampigasse, Vienna


Tree-Lined Avenues, Augarten, Leopoldstadt, Vienna


Monument, Augarten, Leopoldstadt, Vienna


Flakturm VII G-Tower (Anti-Aircraft Tower), Augarten, Leopoldstadt, Vienna


Flakturm VII L-Tower (Anti-Aircraft Tower), Augarten, Leopoldstadt, Vienna

Flak towers (German: Flaktürme) were large, above-ground, anti-aircraft gun blockhouse towers constructed by Nazi Germany. There were 8 flak tower complexes in the cities of Berlin (3), Hamburg (2), and Vienna (3) from 1940 onwards. Other cities that used flak towers included Stuttgart and Frankfurt. Smaller single-purpose flak towers were built at key outlying German strongpoints, such as at Angers in France, Helgoland in Germany. The towers were operated by the Luftwaffe to defend against Allied strategic air raids against these cities during World War II. They also served as air-raid shelters for tens of thousands of local civilians.



Vienna, Austria 2017 Part III

Sculptures, Hofburg Palace, Vienna, Austria


Fiaker Driver, Michaelerplatz, Vienna

A fiacre is a form of hackney coach, a horse-drawn four-wheeled carriage for hire. In Vienna such cabs are called Fiaker.


Emperor Joseph II Statue, Josefplatz, Hofburg Palace, Vienna

Josefsplatz is centred on a full-sized equestrian statue and monument of Emperor Joseph II, erected by sculptor Franz Anton von Zauner between 1795 and 1807. Modelled on the statue of Marcus Aurelius on Capitoline Hill in Rome, the statue was commissioned by Emperor Francis II who, from the age of 16, had been raised under the supervision of his uncle, Joseph II. The depiction of Joseph II as a Roman conqueror, dressed in a toga and a laurel wreath, reflects the Habsburg belief that they were descendants of the ancient Roman emperors.


Palais Pallavicini, Josefplatz, Vienna, Austria


Josefsbrunnen (Joseph’s Fountain), Graben, Vienna

There are written records that in the middle of the 15th century, a fountain was built on the ditch, whose water was derived from the garden of the Hofburg in tubes and because of the four lion heads, which probably served as gargoyles, was referred to as “Löwenbrunn”. As of 1651, in the center of the fountain was a statue of Jupiter , designed by the sculptor Johann Jakob Pock . In the middle of the 16th century, another well was built east of the ditch. Among the wells also worked the court stonemason and sculptor Antonius Bregno (also called Premb ) and the court painter Stephan Simpeckh . After the erection of the plague column(1679), Emperor Leopold I wished that the two fountains, on either side of the column , be rebuilt, and that the fountains should be equipped with portraits of “St. Joseph” and “St. Leopold” . The reorganization took place 1680-1681. Around 1730-1740, the fountains were significantly changed. In 1804, the saints sculptures designed by the sculptor Joseph Frühwirth were replaced by lead figures by Johann Martin Fischer and the fountains were restored or redesigned. [1]

Below the Josefsbrunnen, in 1904/05, Vienna’s oldest underground public utility , the public public utility on the Graben , was built. For this purpose, first the Josefsbrunnen had to be removed and later re-erected. In the course of a renovation of the public institution of need around 1987/88 also over it Josefsbrunnen was redeveloped.


Cartier, Kohlmarkt, Vienna


Chanel Building, Tuchlauben, Vienna


Rozet & Fischmeister, Kohlmarkt 11, Vienna

Rozet & Fischmeister jewellery business was established in 1770, has been among Vienna’s most famous gold and silversmiths.


Hofburg Palace, Michaelerplatz, Vienna


Café Griensteidl, Michaelerplatz, Vienna


Michaelskirche (Catholic Church of St Michael), Michaelerplatz, Vienna


Roman Ruins, Michaelerplatz, (Historic Centre of Vienna), Vienna

The ruins on the Michaeler Platz in the city centre were uncovered between 1989 and 1991. 

Under the remains from the Renaissance-period, the foundation walls of the old Hofburg Theatre (built in 1776) and rented houses of the 18th century (demolished in 1889) there are structural remains of the canabae legionis, the settlement outside the Roman legionary fortress Vindobona. In the settlement lived the families (i.e. concubines and children) of the legionaries, there were also some inns, shops and brothels. The settlement was probably destroyed between 168 and 180 by Marcomans.

There has been a crossroads of two main streets – the “Amber street” from the Aquae region (today Baden south from Vienna) and the street along the limes – since the 1st century.


Coat of Arms, Ferdinand I, In der Burg, The Hofburg, Vienna


Statue, Kaiser Franz I, Löwelstraße, The Hofburg, Vienna

Franz Joseph Karl from the House of Habsburg-Lorraine was from 1792 to 1806 as Franz II the last emperor of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation. In 1804 he founded the empire of Austria, which he reigned as Francis I until his death.


Sentry Box, Löwelstraße, The Hofburg, Vienna


The Emperor’s Gate (Kaisertor), The Hofburg, Vienna


Lamp, The Hofburg, Vienna


Dome, The Hofburg, Vienna


Statuary, The Hofburg, Vienna


Heraldry, Michaelertor Entrance To Michaelerplatz Hofburg Imperial Palace Complex Vienna


Memorial Plate, St Michael’s Church, Michaelerplatz, Vienna

Honor and thanks the Women of Austria for their heroic work in the world wars 1914-1918


Laneway, Habsburgergasse, Vienna


Friedensbrücke (Peace Bridge), Danube Canal, Alserbachstraße, Vienna



Vienna, Austria 2017 Part II

Tramlines, Alserbachstraße, Vienna, Austria


Westbanhof Tram, Alserbachstraße, Vienna, Austria


Old Building, Alserbachstraße, Vienna, Austria


Railway Map, Friedensbrücke Station, Vienna, Austria


St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Domkirche Street, Stephansplatz, Vienna, Austria


St Peter’s Catholic Church, Petersplatz, Vienna, Austria


Eisgrübel, Goldschmiedgasse 10, Vienna


Fiaker Horse Team, Jungferngasse, Vienna


Mozart Plaque, Am Hof 13, Palais Collalto, Vienna


Former Civic Armoury, Am Hof, Vienna


Mariensäule (Marian Column), Am Hof, Vienna


Window Advertisement, Heldinnen & Helden, Heidenschuß, Vienna


Street Lamp, Herrengasse, Vienna


Street Sign, Josef-Meinrad-Platz, Vienna


Rathaus (Town Hall), Friedrich Schmidt Platz, Vienna


Burgtheater, Josef Meinrad Platz, Vienna


Street Lamp, Löwelstraße, Vienna


Metastasiogasse (off Löwelstraße), Vienna


President’s Office, Löwelstraße, Vienna


Fiaker Horse Team, Michaelerplatz, Vienna


Neue Burg, Heldenplatz, Vienna


Erzherzog Karl (Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen), Heldenplatz, Vienna


Dome of The Kunsthistorisches Museum, Ringstraße, Vienna


The Hofburg, Michaelerkuppel, Vienna



No. 16 P.O.W. Camp, Grey Road, Marrinup, Dwellingup, Western Australia

A Prisoner Of War camp was established just south of Dwellingup at a place called Marrinup, in July 1943 during World War II. It was to house prisoners of war after an agreement was reached with the British to house of prisoners in Western Australia. The prisoners provided labour on farms and for cutting timber. The Marrinup camp was able to house up to 1,200 prisoners and commenced operations in August 1943. German and Italian prisoners were kept in different parts of the compound. The camp ceased operations in August 1946.

We took a walk about the site which has very little left today. It is now nothing more  today but a clearing in the forest and some foundations where buildings once stood. Each year, more and more of the area is being reclaimed by the bush.

See this site for a history




Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy Part VI

Chiesa Parrocchiale di Santa Maria della Carità, Via San Felice, Bologna


Inscription, San Nicolò di San Felice, Via San Felice, Bologna

San Nicolò di San Felice is a deconsecrated Roman Catholic church located on via San Felice 41 in Bologna, region of Emilia Romagna, Italy. Bombardment during World War two caused sufficient damage to close the brick walled structure with a front portico.

A church at the site is documented since the 12th-century, when it was located outside the city walls.

CRUCEM HANC
INSIGNE REDEMPTIONIS HUMANAE VEXILLUM
A BONONIENSIBUS CIVIBUS
VIX NASCENTE ECCLESIA
IN SUSCEPTAE FIDEI ARGUMENTUM
ERECTAM
INDE SAEPIUS INIURIA TEMPORUM COLLAPSAM
ITERUMQUE PRISTINO LOCO RESTITUTAM
VESPASIANUS GRIMALDI
ALPHONSO PALEOTTO ARCHIEPI(SCOPO) BONONIEN(SI)
SUB INITIUM SUPERIORIS SECULI (!)
IN VIAE HUIUS MEDIO
SUPER PONTEM QUO FIRMIUS SUBSISTERET
COLLOCAVIT
VERUM PONTE PRO AMPLIANDA VIA DESTRUCTO
EAMDEM CRUCEM
HIERONYMO GRIMALDO S(ANCTAE) R(OMANAE) E(CCLESIAE) CARDINALI
TIT(ULO) SANCTAE BALBINAE
BONONIAE LEGATO

PROSPER LAMBERTINUS S(ANCTAE) R(OMANAE) E(CCLESIAE) CARDINALIS

TIT(ULO) SANCTAE CRUCIS IN IERUSALEM

ARCHIEPISCOPUS BONONIENSIS
SACRI ROMANI IMPERII PRINCEPS
AEMULA MAIORUM SUORUM PIETATE
SUB HAC PORTICU SACRAE HUIUS AEDIS PARIETI
AFFIGI CURAVIT
ATQUE SOLEMNI RITU BENEDIXIT
OMNIBUSQUE CORAM IPSA DEVOTE ORANTIBUS
ET PRO PATRIAE INCOLUMITATE
VOTA SUA OMNIPOTENTI DEO NUNCUPANTIBUS
CENTUM DIERUM INDULGENTIAM BENIGNE CONCESSIT
ANNO MDCCXXXII

Translation
“This cross, an extraordinary sign of human redemption, erected by the citizens of Bologna when the church was just being born in defense of the embraced faith, then very often ruined by the ravages of time and each time restored in its original place, Vespasiano Grimaldi, when it was Archbishop of Bologna Alfonso Paleotti, at the beginning of the last century, placed it in the middle of this street above the bridge, so that it could resist more firmly.
However, this bridge having been destroyed to widen the road, when Girolamo Grimaldi, cardinal of the Holy Roman Church with the title of Santa Balbina, Prospero Lambertini, cardinal of the Holy Roman Church with the title of Santa Croce in Gerusalemme, Bologna, prince of the Holy Roman Empire, took care that the same cross was affixed under this portico on the wall of this sacred building and blessed it with a solemn rite and graciously granted one hundred days of indulgence to all those who prayed devoutly in front of it and who formulated their vows to Almighty God for the salvation of the country.
Year 1732 “.


Entrance, Palazzo Buriani, Via San Felice, Bologna


Basilica di San Francesco, Piazza Malpighi, Bologna

In the foreground is one of the Tombe dei Glossatori – Historical tombs dedicated to the first university teachers.


Coat of Arms, Via Rizzoli, Bologna


Towers of Basilica di San Francesco & Colonna dell’Immacolata, Piazza Malpighi, Bologna


Chiesa del Santissimo Salvatore, Via Cesare Battisti & Via VI Novembre, Bologna


Wrought Iron Guard, Via Porta Nova, Bologna


Statue of San Domenico, Cnr Via Porta Nova & Via Cesare Battisti, Bologna

Saint Dominic, also known as Dominic of Osma and Dominic of Caleruega, often called Dominic de Guzmán and Domingo Félix de Guzmán; 8 August 1170 – 6 August 1221), was a Castilian Catholic priest and founder of the Dominican Order. Dominic is the patron saint of astronomers.

The “canopy” above the statue is referred to as a “baldachin” or “baldaquin”.

The church, statues and guard are all visible on this Street View!


Entrance to Residential Block, Via Cesare Battisti, Bologna


Entrance, Palazzo del Governo, Piazza Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Bologna


Colonnade, Palazzo del Governo, Piazza Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Bologna


Colonnade, Prefettura di Bologna, Piazza Galileo Galilei, Bologna


Artwork in the Colonnade, Prefettura di Bologna, Piazza Galileo Galilei, Bologna


Santuario di Santa Maria della Vita, Via Clavature, Bologna


Salumeria Simoni, Via Drapperie, Bologna


Quadrilatero Fiorito, 6 Via Drapperie, Bologna


Carving, Doorway, 5 Via Drapperie, Bologna


Flags, Cnr Via Drapperie & Via Pescherie Vecchie, Bologna


Memorial, P Marella Padre dei Poveri, Cnr Via Caprarie & Via Drapperie, Bologna

Fr Marella Father of the Poor

This Street View shows a Monk collecting for the charity sitting in front of that memorial plate.


Stone Carving, Cnr Via Caprarie & Via Drapperie, Bologna

Sits above the Memorial to P Marella Padre dei Poveri


Basilica Santi Bartolomeo e Gaetano, Piazza di Porta Ravegnana, Bologna


Enjoy a Beer, Caffé Maxim, Piazza della Mercanzia, Bologna


Along the Colonnade, Via Rizzoli, Bologna


Along the Colonnade, Piazza della Mercanzia, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy


Piazza di Porta Ravegnana, Bologna


Strada Maggiore, Bologna

It is the only Bolognese street to have preserved the urban designation of “strada” (from the Latin sternere : “pavement”), dating back to Roman times and confirmed by the Napoleonic reform of 1801


Roadside View, A1-Autostrada del Sole, Roncobilaccio, Baragazza



Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy Part V

From the Breakfast Table, Hotel San Donato, Palazzo Malvasia, Via Zamboni, Bologna


Our Hire Car, Courtyard, Hotel San Donato (Palazzo Malvasia), Bologna


Piazza di Porta Ravegnana, Bologna


Piazza Maggiore, Bologna


Piazza Re Enzo, Bologna


Palazzo del Podestà, Piazza Re Enzo, Bologna


Piazza della Mercanzia, Bologna


View Along Via Rizzoli, Bologna


Via De’ Giudei, Bologna


LaFeltrinelli Librerie, Piazza di Porta Ravegnana, Bologna

(A Bookshop)


Doorway, 1 Piazza di Porta Ravegnana, Bologna


“Spiritus Intus Alit”, Basilica Santi Bartolomeo e Gaetano, Piazza di Porta Ravegnana, Bologna

(Main doorway and bas relief each side)

The Latin Inscription “Spiritus Intus Alit” Translates as- “Spirit within sustains”

Short guide to the Basilica of Saints Bartolomeo and Gaetano


Basilica Santi Bartolomeo e Gaetano, Piazza di Porta Ravegnana, Bologna


Carabinieri Cars, Via San Vitale, Bologna


Statue Of San Petronius, Piazza Di Porta Ravegnana, Bologna

Saint Petronius was bishop of Bologna during the fifth century. He is a patron saint of the city. Born of a noble Roman family, he became a convert to Christianity and subsequently a priest. As bishop of Bologna, he built the Church of Santo Stefano.


Medieval Building, Piazza di Porta Ravegnana, Bologna


Le Due Torri: Garisenda e degli Asinelli, Piazza di Porta Ravegnana, Bologna

See Street View!


Coat of Arms, Via Rizzoli, Bologna


Biblioteca Salaborsa, Piazza del Nettuno, Bologna


Gated Entrance, Palazzo Re Enzo, Piazza del Nettuno, Bologna

Take a Tour Inside


Ornate Street Lamp. Piazza del Nettuno, Bologna


Fontana Vecchia, Via Ugo Bassi, Bologna

By Sicilian Artist Tommaso Laureti 1565


Entrance, Cattedrale Metropolitana di San Pietro, Via dell’Indipendenza, Bologna


Staircase, Via dell’Indipendenza, Bologna


“Libertas”, Cnr Via Ghirlanda & Via Ugo Bassi, Bologna

(This sits above what is now a menswear shop)


Banco di Roma Clock, Via Ugo Bassi, Bologna


Hotel Carosello (B&B), 26 Via San Felice, Bologna


Arcade, 48 Via San Felice, Bologna


Doorway, Chiesa Parrocchiale di Santa Maria della Carità, Via San Felice, Bologna


Porta San Felice, Piazza di Porta San Felice, Bologna

Porta San Felice was the westernmost gate or portal of the former outer medieval walls of the city of Bologna, Italy. The gate was erected in the 13th century, and rebuilt in 1334 with a machiocolated tower and drawbridge. It was restored in 1508, and again in 1805 when Napoleon visited the city. In 1840, the flanking walls were torn down. A barracks and tax house for collecting duties was in the past found astride the entrance.


Doorway, 137 Via San Felice, Bologna


Door Furniture, 121 Via San Felice, Bologna



Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy Part IV

It’s been a while since the last post so here’s the continuation of Bologna.


Rooftop View from the Dining Room of Hotel San Donato, Via Zamboni, Bologna


Basilica di San Petronio, Piazza Maggiore, Bologna

Construction began in 1390 and its main facade has remained unfinished since. The building was transferred from the city to the diocese in 1929; the basilica was finally consecrated in 1954.


Alfresco Area, L’Asporto, Via Guglielmo Oberdan, Bologna


Doorway, 2 Via San Nicolò, Bologna


Doorway, 15 Via Altabella, Bologna


Fontana del Nettuno (Fountain of Neptune), Piazza Pettuno, Bologna

The construction of the fountain was commissioned by the Cardinal Legate Charles Borromeo, to symbolize the fortunate recent election of Borromeo’s uncle as Pope Pius IV. To clear space for the fountain, an entire edifice had to be demolished.

The design and assembly of the fountain was completed by the Palermitan architect Tommaso Laureti in 1563. The fountain was completed in 1565. The over-life-size bronze figure of the god Neptune was completed and fixed in place around 1566.


Palazzo del Podestà, Piazza Maggiore, Bologna


Portico, Via Zamboni, Bologna


Reminders of the Past, Arcidiocese di Bologna, Via Altabella, Bologna

See this on Street View


Torre Prendiparte (also called Torre Coronata), Piazzetta Prendiparte, Via Sant’Alò, Bologna

This tower built in the 12th century and standing 61 metres tall, today has a slight incline to the north. The tower was part of the so-called triad of medieval skyscrapers together with those of the Galluzzi and the Azzoguidi . It was sold for the first time in 1293 for 500 lire.


Stone Carving, Via Rizzolo, Bologna


Pope Gregory XIII, Palazzo d’Accursio, Piazza Maggiore, Bologna

The current building is the result of the fusion of three palaces, with the oldest dating to the 12th century: the casa-torre (house-tower), well visible as it is the part of the building with the clock tower. Originally, this was the house of the jurist Accursio (hence the name given to the building, which is also known as Palazzo Comunale), an eminent professor of law at the Studium, the University of Bologna.

Accursio sold the palace to the city in 1287, and, in the 13th century, the building became known as Palazzo delle Biade because it was used as the municipal storage of grains.

In 1336, it became the seat of the Anziani (“Elders”), the highest magistrates of the city (Comune). Thirty years later, the papal legate – the representative of the pope in town – gave the building its fortified look, with walls, merlons and towers (perhaps because papal power had always been seen with suspicion by the Bolognesi).

In 1425, the building was further expanded to house the apartments of the Papal Legate.


L’Amor Patrio e il Valore Militare, Palazzo d’Accursio, Piazza Maggiore, Bologna

These bronze statues by Giuseppe Romagnoli “L’Amor Patrio e il Valore Militare” were returned to the facade of Palazzo d’Accursio after 75 years together with the plaque dedicated to King Umberto I. Originally placed in 1909 at the main entrance of the Palazzo d’Accursio, was removed and partially destroyed in 1943 by order of the Italian Social Republic, with the intention of erasing any memory of the ruling house.


Le due Torri: Garisenda e degli Asinelli, Bologna

TORRE DEGLI ASINELLI

The Tower was built between 1109 and 1119 by the family bearing the same name and was handed over to the Municipality as early as the following century. 498 internal steps lead to the top at a height of 97.02 metres.

TORRE GARISENDA

Torre Garisenda, built at the same time, is different due to its shorter height of 47 metres. It is known for its steep overhang due to a subsidence of the land and the foundations, so much so that Dante featured it in Canto XXXI of the Inferno. It was lowered for fear of it collapsing during the 14th century.


Via Zamboni, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy


Torre degli Azzoguidi (also called Torre Altabella) , Via Altabella, Bologna

Built in the 12th century the tower is one of twenty “noble towers” that still exist in Bologna. It stands at 61 metres tall and is the second tallest in Bologna.


Vicolo Tubertini (Alley), Via Guglielmo Oberdan, Bologna


Gateway, L’Antico Ghetto Ebraico (Old Jewish Ghetto), Via Guglielmo Oberdan, Bologna


Gateway, Piazzetta Prendiparte, Bologna


Galleria Giovanni Acquademi, Via Rizzoli, Bologna


Doorway, Studio Notarile Demaio, Via Albiroli, 1, Bologna


Entrance, Torre degli Azzoguidi (also called Torre Altabella) , Via Altabella, Bologna


Entrance, Torre Guidozagni, Via Albiroli, Bologna


The Towers of Bologna – the story



Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy Part II

Archway, Via Zamboni, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy


Via Zamboni, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy


Doorway, Città Metropolitana di Bologna, Palazzo Malvezzi, Via Zamboni, 13, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

See a “Virtual Tour” of the inside of this old palace.


Basilica di San Giacomo Maggiore, Piazza Gioacchino Rossini, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna. Italy

Construction of this historic church began in 1267 and was completed in 1315. It was consecrated in 1344.


Piazza Giuseppe Verdi, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy


Oratorio di Santa Cecilia, Piazza Giuseppe Verdi, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy


Doorway, Palazzo Gotti, Via Zamboni, 34, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy


Doorway, Palazzo Riario, Via Zamboni, 38, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy


Porta San Donato, Piazza Di Porta San Donato, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Porta San Donato, also known as Porta Zamboni, was a gate or portal of the former outer medieval walls of the city of Bologna, Italy. It was a gate into the University area of the City.

The gate was built in the 13th-century, and by 1354 was equipped with a drawbridge. It was sealed in 1428, but reopened in the following decades.


Bollard, Via Castiglione, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna. Italy


Old Stone Steps, Via de’ Musei, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy


Wall Shrine, Back Streets, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy




Italy 2019 Florence Part II

Water Fountain, Via del Canto dei Nelli, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Polizia, Via de’ Vecchietti, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Scooters, Via de’ Cerretani, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

View to Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Via dei Pecori, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Bin with City Emblem, Via de’ Vecchietti, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Via degli Strozzi through to Piazza della Repubblica, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

City Policeman, Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Sculpture, Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

“Generali”, Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

“Carabinieri” Car, Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

City Policewoman, Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

City Emblem, Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Fountain, Cnr Via Dei Leoni, Via dei Neri, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Piazzale degli Uffizi, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

On Ponte Vecchio, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Across River Arno, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Ponte Santa Trinita, River Arno, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Closed Shopping Stalls, Ponte Vecchio, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Old Stone Carving, Ponte Vecchio, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Religious Icon, Via de’ Guicciardini, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Shop Arcade, Via de’ Guicciardini, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Old Stone Wall, Piazza de’ Pitti, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Street Lamp, Piazza de’ Pitti, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Colonna di San Felice, Battle of Marciano 1551, Piazza San Felice, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

War Memorial 1915-1918, Piazza San Felice, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Old Stone Benches, Piazza Santo Spirito, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Via Maffia, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Scuola dell’Infanzia Fioretta Mazzei (Nursery School), Piazza del Carmine, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Chiesa di Santa Maria del Carmine (Church), Piazza del Carmine, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Steps of Chiesa di Santa Maria del Carmine (Church), Piazza del Carmine, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Piazza del Carmine, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Ponte alla Carraia, River Arno, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

View from Ponte alla Carraia to Ponto Santa Trinata & Ponte Vecchio, River Arno, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Abandoned Bicycle, Via del Moro, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Basilica di Santa Maria Novella, Piazza di Santa Maria Novella, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Street Sign, Via Chiasso degli Armati, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Restaurant, Via del Giglio, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Ristorante Lorenzo De’ Medici, Via del Giglio, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 



Greece 2019 Part XIV


All images are geotagged and hyperlinked to open full screen. To view them on a map, save the image to your hard drive and then download this FREE SOFTWARE. Install and click on the image in the left panel to view in a map as to the location where it was taken.  (SAMPLE VIEW)


A visit to Ancient Messene, an historic site that dates to the late Neolithic or the Early Bronze Age, while in the 9th-8th c. BC the cult of Zeus Ithomatas was established on the peak of Mt Ithome. Most of the area of Ancient Messene contains the ruins of the large classical city-state of Messene refounded by Epaminondas in 369 BC, after the battle of Leuctra and the first Theban invasion of the Peloponnese. (See these references – UNESCOWikipedia)


Google Maps Location

View to the Ancient Ruins from the Bar where we had lunch lunch prior to the visit.

ANCIENT MESSENE