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a new series of photos "around italy" venice and the bridge of sighs.
.. πŸ“ƒβœ’ ... the bridge of sighs is built in istrian stone, baroque style, and was built at the beginning of the seventeenth century by architect antonio contin, son of bernardino contin and nephew of "antonio da ponte": the builder of the rialto bridge, for order of the doge marino grimani, whose coat of arms is carved there.
this characteristic bridge of venice, located a short distance from saint mark square, crosses the river of palace connecting, with a double passage, the palace ducal to the prisons new, the first building in the world built to be specifically a prison. it served as a passage for the inmates from the aforementioned prisons to the offices of the state inquisitors to be tried.
known all over the world, it is photographed by tourists coming from everywhere, from the only two places from which it is observable, that is from the rectory bridge and from the straw bridge. he was given this name because tradition has it that, at the time of the serenissima, the prisoners, passing through it, sighed before the prospect of seeing the outside world for the last time.
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comment 150 star 214 1 hour ago

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a new series of photos "around italy" venice and its masks.
the mask is part of venice and reincarnates its essence. few people know where the tradition of the venetian mask comes from: it is a troubled history that follows that of the serenissima repubblica.
the mask: mystery, enigma, seduction. (from the arabic "mascara", mockery, satire) has always been, since the dawn of time, one of the characteristic and indispensable elements in the actors' costume. originally it consisted of a hollow face with a monstrous or grotesque appearance, worn to hide the human features and, in the course of religious ceremonies, to ward off evil spirits.
with carnival the mask becomes a symbol of the need to indulge in the game, the joke and the illusion of wearing someone else's clothes, thus expressing different meanings: the party and the transgression, freedom and immorality. .. πŸ“ƒβœ’ ... "good morning madame mask", along the streets, through the canals and the planks was the greeting. personal identity, sex, social class no longer existed and it became part of the great illusion of carnival in a place, unique in the world, where everything can happen, where every glimpse does not cease to enchant. in venetian culture the term "mask" refers to the activity of "putting on a beard and fake mustache" and "mask" was also the nickname given to women who disguised themselves as men and men who disguised themselves as women. soon the mask became a symbol of freedom and transgression to all the social rules imposed by the serenissima republic in venice ...
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comment 192 star 318 6 hours ago

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a new series of photos "around italy" orta saint giulio - piedmont; of lake orta
mixed technique: b&w - splash - hdr - and haze effect.
orta saint giulio - piedmont; orta saint giulio is one of the most beautiful villages in italy and the orange flag of the italian touring club, a gem that stands on the eastern shore of lake orta and offers unique views, starting from what you can enjoy from piazza motta: the view of the island of san giulio. reached with a few minutes by boat, the small island welcomes visitors with its roman basilica soaring towards the sky and a unique mystical atmosphere in all of piedmont. here you will find roads closed to traffic, ancient porticos, fresh horse-chestnuts and excellent cuisine based on rice and wine.
... πŸ“ƒβœ’ "...the tradition, containing interesting historical references, wants this to be the 100th and last church founded by saint julius, originally from the island of aegina in greece, who with his brother giuliano dedicated the last years of his life to the evangelization of lake orta . according to legend, around 390 the saint reached the island navigating on his cloak and freed it from dragons (symbolic image of the defeat of paganism) building a small church, dedicated to the twelve apostles. β–ͺ
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comment 287 star 502 3 days ago

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a new series of photos "around italy"
mixed technique: b&w - splash - hdr - and haze effect.
orta saint giulio - piedmont; orta saint giulio is one of the most beautiful villages in italy and the orange flag of the italian touring club, a gem that stands on the eastern shore of lake orta and offers unique views, starting from what you can enjoy from piazza motta: the view of the island of san giulio. reached with a few minutes by boat, the small island welcomes visitors with its roman basilica soaring towards the sky and a unique mystical atmosphere in all of piedmont. here you will find roads closed to traffic, ancient porticos, fresh horse-chestnuts and excellent cuisine based on rice and wine.
... πŸ“ƒβœ’ "...the history of the city of orta is intimately linked to that of the territory of lake orta. orta has always been the main center of the community of the riviera, an autonomous consortium of municipalities that existed from the middle ages until the mid-eighteenth century. the city also had a system of fortifications, destroyed in 1311 and never rebuilt because the secluded position guaranteed adequate security, so much so that in its history it suffered only one looting, in 1524, by the sforza family.
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comment 147 star 481 4 days ago

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a new series of photos "around italy"
mixed technique: b&w - splash - hdr - and haze effect.
orta saint giulio - piedmont; orta saint giulio is one of the most beautiful villages in italy and the orange flag of the italian touring club, a gem that stands on the eastern shore of lake orta and offers unique views, starting from what you can enjoy from piazza motta: the view of the island of san giulio. reached with a few minutes by boat, the small island welcomes visitors with its roman basilica soaring towards the sky and a unique mystical atmosphere in all of piedmont. here you will find roads closed to traffic, ancient porticos, fresh horse-chestnuts and excellent cuisine based on rice and wine.
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comment 228 star 507 4 days ago

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saint paul, the baroque statue dated 1728-54 approx. it is placed on the right side in the lower part of the cathedral of the nativity of mary most holy, of the city of syracuse, in italy. it depicts paul of tarsus, the apostle who stayed three days in syracuse while he was on his way to rome to arrive at caesar who had sent him to call.
"saint paul, the inquisitor" always ready to point his finger and make judice:
.. πŸ“ƒβœ’ ..l'intention of satan's is to corrupt god's creation, to make man become a beast and to break his relationship with god. satan has already done it in eden and it still does today. satan destroys our relationship with god by shifting our knowledge of the plan of salvation, creating other belief systems, promoting the occult, mortifying man. because they will be false prophets and false messiahs, who will make miraculous signs to try to deceive, if possible, even those whom god has chosen. i warned you. (paul24: 24-25). they are nothing but false apostles who work with deception and pretend to be apostles of christ. no wonder, since satan also pretends to be an angel. so it is not strange that his helpers pretend to be loyal apostles. but their end will be worthy of their works. (2 corinthians 11: 13-15) β–ͺ β–ͺ β–ͺ β–ͺ β–ͺ β–ͺ β–ͺ β–ͺ β–ͺ

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book of the apocalypse .. πŸ“ƒβœ’ ... then a mighty angel took a sword as big as a spear and threw it into the sea, exclaiming: "with this violence babylon will be destroyed, the great city, and no one will find it anymore. musicians, the zither players, of flute and trumpet, you will no longer feel in you; every artisan of any trade it will no longer be found in you; the cat's noise will no longer be heard in you; the light of the lamp will no longer shine in you; the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride will no longer be felt in you. because your merchants were the greats of the earth and all the nations of your drugs were seduced. in it was found the blood of the prophets and saints and those who were killed on earth. "cities do not need the light of the sun, nor the light of the moon: the glory of god illuminates it and its lamp is the lamb. the nations will walk in its light, and the kings of the earth will bring them their splendor.
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comment 171 star 418 5 days ago

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angel with the spear of passion, with the inscription "vulnerati cor meum" ("you have wounded my heart", canticle 4: 9), saint angelo castle in rome.
baroque work in marble by the sculptor domenico guidi (torano, 6 june 1625 - rome, 28 march 1701) was an italian sculptor, grandson of giuliano finelli.
among his best known works is the holy family (1676-1683) in the main altar of the church of sant'agnese in agone in piazza navona, la carità for the tomb of orazio falconieri and ottavia sacchetti in the apse of the basilica of san giovanni dei fiorentini, in rome.
new series of photos //: splash-bw and splecial effects!!..
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comment 280 star 462 6 days ago

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"consuegra windmills" they are a complex of 12 windmills located on the calderico hill near the spanish town of consuegra, in castile-la mancha, and built between the 16th and 19th centuries. it is the largest complex of the genus castliglia-la mancha.
taken from the "don chishotte della mancha" by miguel de cervantes: ... lithograph of 1887 by the painter and lithographer jean-baptiste david.
don quixote . πŸ“ƒβœ’.. sancho, listen to me, i beg you, i too have been a realist, but now i do not care, and even if i have a good view, the appearance of things like you do not see me misleads i prefer the surprises of this tyrant of the soul that transforms the reality you have in front of you with his tricks, but opens new eyes and illuminates your feelings. before today i was bored and i also wanted to die, but now i am a new man who is not afraid of suffering ...
do you mean, dear sancho, that i should withdraw because the "evil" and "power" seem so dark? should i also give up some dignity, humiliate myself and accept that this is reality?
the "power" is the trash of human history and, even if we are only two romantic wrecks, we will spit our hearts in the face of injustice day and night: we are the "grande del mancha"
note: this is a triptych of photos, this is the third photo
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comment 307 star 588 1 weeks ago

β–ͺ β–ͺ β–ͺ β–ͺ β–ͺ β–ͺ "don quixote of la mancha": romance by miguel de cervantes: ... the illustration is a lithograph of 1887, portrays "dulcina of the toboso" by the painter and lithographer jean-baptiste david (called jules david, 1808-1892) was a french painter and lithographer.
"dulcinea del toboso"
who, in reality, is a poor woman named aldonza lorenzo:
.. πŸ“ƒβœ’ ... this madman is not well, he needs a doctor, he does not agree to contradict him, he's never in a good mood ... he's the saddest figure on earth,
cavalier without fear of a lonely war started for a woman's love,
but believing that he had seen a real princess, he wanted at all costs to make her his promise. and so for days he just kicked his ass, without knowing where they are, without bread and without drinking and this madman who is the most naive of children, only yesterday was cut between the shovels of the mills ...
he is a stubborn, an idealist, too many dreams in his brain: "i am more realistic than him, i only settle for a castle".
note: this is the second photo of a triptych ..
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comment 110 star 439 1 weeks ago

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"don quixote of la mancha": ... lithograph of 1887, portrays "don quixote and sancho panza" by the painter and lithographer jean-baptiste david (called jules david, 1808-1892) was a french painter and lithographer. his illustrations have appeared in many books and magazines. he was particularly known for his illustrations on contemporary parisian fashion.
don quixote della mancha by miguel de cervantes: considered one of the most important works in world literature, don quixote della mancha is a spanish novel that draws on both the picaresque genre and the epic-chivalric novel. in 1605, at the age of fifty-seven and after a life full of movement and torment.
"miguel de cervantes saavedra": he writes the story of what will be one of the most loved and famous protagonists of world literature: "don quixote della mancha".
"don alonso quijano": .. πŸ“ƒβœ’ ... he is a hidalgo, that is a nobleman, who lives in the spanish region of the mancia and is an avid reader of romances, his love for these narrations is so great that he does not succeed more to distinguish reality from stories that reads and convinces one day of being himself one of the knights protagonists of those literary adventures. as for the paladins so beloved by him, alonso needs some fundamental elements: a horse, a squire, a noblewoman to love and in whose name fight, a king who calls him a knight. then he starts with his nag, a little horse called eloquently rocinante, giving himself the name of don quixote della mancha, and decides to face a thousand things and dangers in the name of his beloved dulcinea del toboso, who is actually a poor woman of name aldonza lorenzo.
then find a farmer who, in exchange for the great rewards that our protagonist promises, follows him and agrees to act as his squire: "sancho panza". soon don quixote will then be appointed knight by the owner of a tavern, thus completing his image as a wandering knight.
notes: first photo of a triptych.... β–ͺ
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comment 106 star 393 1 weeks ago

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"a bar aux folies bergère"; it is an oil painting on canvas by the french painter édouard manet, made in 1881-1882 and kept at the courtauld gallery in london. the bar of the folies-bergère, the last painting made by manet before his death.
πŸ“ƒβœ’ ... the protagonist of the painting is the attendant of the bar that stands beyond the counter. we know that his name is suzon, and that he served at the folies-bergère around 1880, just when manet performed the work. suzon, has her blond hair combed à la chien, her face is oval and slightly reddened and is dressed very elegantly, with a typically feminine style. the woman, in fact, wears two small earrings a refined black dress with a wide neckline, framed by crochet laces and a mischievous bouquet of flowers. at the neck has a showy collar with ribbon and cameo, delicate and fine workmanship, and a golden bracelet on the right forearm. in spite of the malice of the uniform, in fact, suzon's face "has the grace of a still plump little country girl, evidently accustomed to simplicity". and therefore unprepared for the intrigues of the big city. the woman has an enigmatic and undeniably melancholic attitude, and looks at the observer as she passes by, lost as she is in her thoughts, certainly saturated with sadness and affliction. suzon is imprisoned in a vortex of tiredness and alienation: she does not like the work she finds herself forced to do to earn a living, just as she does not like the ambiguous and disquieting world of the bar's patrons, in whom she found herself in spite of herself .
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comment 201 star 466 2 weeks ago