Dorsoduro Venice; Fondamenta Minotto, Fondamenta Gaffuro, Ponte del Gaffuro, men in suits, incongruous, shaven headed, out of context, in step; purposful; Italian; Italy; Venetian; Veneto; Venezia
Looking towards Ponte del Gaffuro which crosses the canal between Fondamenta Minotto and Fondamenta Gaffuro in Dorsoduro, Venice. This busy thoroughfare is close to the island road transport terminal at Piazzale Roma. Walking in step on the bridge two suited men with shaven heads look incongruous among the tourists and casually dressed locals.
Scene from Emile, ou Traite de l'education by Jean-Jacques Rousseau (Paris, 1762). In this novel by the French political philosopher and educationlist Rousseau (1712-1778), as an educational experiment the hero, Emile, is raised apart from other children. Here Emile is with the priest from Savoy who, as the author's mouthpiece, is propounding the Theology of Nature which assumes Man to be naturally good, contradicting the doctrine of Original Sin.
Aimable Jean Jacques Pelissier (1794-1864) French soldier, 1857. Served in Spain, Algeria and the Crimea. During the Crimean War (Russo-Turkish W ar) 1853-1856 Pelissier commanded the first corps of French army which co-operated with British at Sebastapol. Carried fort of Malakoff by storm (1856). Marshal of France 1855; Duke of Malakoff 1856; Ambassador to Britain 1850; Governor-general of Algeria 1860. Coloured lithograph.
Architecture; Architektur; Art; Art Gallery; Building Exterior; City Centre; Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Spinola; Genova; Historical; Historische; Historischer; Historisches; Horizontal; Italian; Italien; italienische; italienischer; Italy; Kunstaustellung; Landmark; Landmarks; Liguria; Ligurien; ligurische; medieval; Mediterane; mittelalterlich; mittelalterliche; mittelalterliches; Museum; Outside; Palace; Palast; Palazzo; Sehenswuerdigkeit; Sehenswuerdigkeiten; Sightseeing; Tourist Attraction; UNESCO; Urban; Villa; visitor attraction; Weltkulturerbe; world heritage
The Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Spinola in Genova, North West Italy. The museum collection includes artwork, furnishings, ceramics, silver, books and etchings which the marquis Paolo and Franco Spinola donated in 1958 to the Italian State together with the centuried family mansion of which the aforementioned constituted patrimony.
Fondamenta Pontinello Sinistro Burano, pavement cafe, watching the world go by, tourists, walk on by, walking bay, strolling, relaxing, summer, sunshine; Italian; Italy; Venetian; Veneto; Venezia; Venice
Tourists stroll by or relax at canal side cafes in Fondamenta Pontinello Sinistro in Burano. Burano is a small island located in the Venice Lagoon and a popular day trip in the Veneto. The island is easily assessable by valporetto (water bus) from Venice. Chief feature of Burano as well as shops and canals are its brightly coloured houses and quiet back streets. In the background of this photograph is Burano's leaning tower the Campanile of the church of San Martino.
Louis XIV painted in 1701 by Hyacinthe Rigaud (1659 ? 1743, Paris)French baroque painter. Louis XIV (1638 ? 1715), known as the Sun King was King of France and of Navarre from 1643 to his death in 1715