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Sep 20, 2014 / 32 notes

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Rocca dei Trinci (Trinci Castle), Foligno, Umbria, Italy (XIV sec. - 14th C AC)

The castle is now a luxury “Hôtel de Charme”.

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Sep 20, 2014 / 18 notes

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Porta Pia, Roma (Pia Gate, Rome), Lazio, Italy

Today is the anniversary of the capture of Rome by the Italian Army (20th September 1870).

After the unification of Italy, also known as Risorgimento (1848-1866), only Rome remained out of the new state. Italians couldn’t conquer it, because it was defended by some French Army units, that had to come back to France in 1870, to defend their country during the French-Prussian war.

Italy took the occasion and its army besieged and entered Rome through a breach near Porta Pia (Pia Gate); the defense by Papal soldiers was only symbolic: the Papal army casualties was only 19.

Please note the perfect touching up between #3 (the original one) and #4 images. The dead Italian soldiers and the holes on the wall were added to give a more impressive appearance to a very poor enterprise: in any case, the #4 image was shooted some days after the Italian assault.

As many other historic events in Italy (and not only there, unfortunately), now the capture of Rome and the unification of Italy have been revised in a negative way, imagining several unreal happy and prosperous pre-united little Italian states, ruined by the evil and greedy Piedmontese state (origin of the future Italian Kingdom).

For this reason, please also note in closing the image #9: it’s a celebration of the anniversary of Porta Pia’s breach, on the Papal nostalgic side. I’m afraid it isnt’t a coincidence if the Papal standard bearer is a black man, and what’s more dressed up with a waiter’s livery. In fact, the celebration has been organized by Militia Christi, a fundamentalist Catholic association. This can gives you an idea of how the world should be in their opinion.

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Sep 20, 2014 / 35 notes

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Farmacia di Santa Maria Novella, Firenze, Toscana (St. Mary Novella Pharmacy, Florence, Tuscany), Italy

The pharmacy is the oldest in Europe: It was founded by the near monastery’s friars and it dates back to 14th C AC. It’s now a perfume shop.

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Monaro country, NSW, 1990
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Sep 20, 2014 / 37 notes

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Monaro country, NSW, 1990

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Rene Burri
GREECE. Island of Mykonos. 1957.
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Rene Burri

GREECE. Island of Mykonos. 1957.

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Howard Hodgkin (b.1932), Window (1996), aquatint in colours with hand-colouring and carborundum, on wove paper, 28.2 x 23.5 cm. Via Phillips.
Sep 20, 2014 / 10 notes

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Howard Hodgkin (b.1932), Window (1996), aquatint in colours with hand-colouring and carborundum, on wove paper, 28.2 x 23.5 cm. Via Phillips.

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Cy Twombly
Sep 20, 2014 / 495 notes

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Cy Twombly

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Rene Burri
GREECE. Island of Mykonos. 1957.
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Rene Burri

GREECE. Island of Mykonos. 1957.

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Dennis Stock, East of Eden (1955)
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Dennis Stock, East of Eden (1955)

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Movie Theaters in South India | Stefanie Zoche

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Henri Cartier-Bresson
GREECE. Athens. 1953.
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2000-lightyearsfromhome:

Henri Cartier-Bresson

GREECE. Athens. 1953.


Marilyn Monroe, photographed by Cecil Beaton 1956.
Sep 19, 2014 / 233 notes

Marilyn Monroe, photographed by Cecil Beaton 1956.

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