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Gate of Palmyra Photo Sculpture

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Palmyras Triumphal Arch (Gate of Palmyra)
Piazza della Signoria
Florence, April 2017
At the centre of Palmyra is a spectacular colonnaded street. This thoroughfare interconnects with smaller side streets of similar style, linking together the citys temples and major public buildings. At the middle of it there was Palmyras Triumphal Arch, or gate of Palmyra as it is known by the Syrian people. This Roman archway was one of the most beautiful of the many notable monuments in the ancient city, built in the third century CE by Septimius Severus. In the late summer of 2015, the arch, together with a number of other important structures on the site, was reduced to rubble by extremists who had occupied the ancient city since the spring. The Institute for Digital Archaeology was, at that time, in the early stages of a documentation and cultural heritage protection project in collaboration with the people of the region. Plans were made to create a large scale reconstruction of one of the well…

Bulgarian Partisans Photo Sculpture

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Memorial of the Bulgarian Partisans by F. David, 1949
Vajansk�ho n�bre�ie
Bratislava, September 2017

Olivers Wharf Photo Sculpture

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Olivers Wharf by F. & H. Francis, 1870
Wapping High Street, Wapping
London, September 2014
�Built for George Oliver �in the Tudor gothic style, this wharf handled general cargo but had special facilities for tea�. Bought for redevelopment in 1972, it was the first warehouse in Wapping, and one of the first of all the old warehouses, to be converted into housing, yielding twenty-three very expensive luxury flats. It has been described as �the most architecturally sophisticated warehouse� in its street � (Olivers Wharf, The Victorian Web)

Oliver's Wharf Photo Sculpture

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Oliver's Wharf by F. & H. Francis, 1870
Wapping High Street, Wapping
London, September 2014
�Built for George Oliver �in the Tudor gothic style, this wharf handled general cargo but had special facilities for tea�. Bought for redevelopment in 1972, it was the first warehouse in Wapping, and one of the first of all the old warehouses, to be converted into housing, yielding twenty-three very expensive luxury flats. It has been described as �the most architecturally sophisticated warehouse� in its street � (Oliver's Wharf, The Victorian Web)

Door Knocker Photo Sculpture

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A curious door knocker
Via Saragozza
Bologna, June 2015

Prince Eugene of Savoy Photo Sculpture

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Equestrian monument to Prince Eugene of Savoy, by Anton Dominik Fernkorn, 1865
Heldenplatz (Heroes Square)
Vienna, September 2017
�On the plaza, there are two equestrian statues designed by Anton Dominik Fernkorn with socles by Eduard van der N�ll. The statue of Archduke Charles of Austria, modelled on a popular painting by Johann Peter Krafft, was inaugurated already in 1860. It was meant to glorify the Habsburg dynasty as great Austrian military leaders, though they just had suffered a crushing defeat at the bloody Battle of Solferino. The second statue of Prince Eugene of Savoy was inaugurated in 1865, one year before the Austrian defeat in the Battle of K�niggr�tz.� (Heldenplatz, Wikipedia)

Prince Eugene of Savoy Photo Sculpture

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Equestrian monument to Prince Eugene of Savoy, by Anton Dominik Fernkorn, 1865
Heldenplatz (Heroes' Square)
Vienna, September 2017
�On the plaza, there are two equestrian statues designed by Anton Dominik Fernkorn with socles by Eduard van der N�ll. The statue of Archduke Charles of Austria, modelled on a popular painting by Johann Peter Krafft, was inaugurated already in 1860. It was meant to glorify the Habsburg dynasty as great Austrian military leaders, though they just had suffered a crushing defeat at the bloody Battle of Solferino. The second statue of Prince Eugene of Savoy was inaugurated in 1865, one year before the Austrian defeat in the Battle of K�niggr�tz.� (Heldenplatz, Wikipedia)