Saturday, March 28, 2015
Monday, March 23, 2015
Friday, March 20, 2015
A partial view of Barcelona taken from the first floor of Museu Nacional d' Art de Catalunya.
In the middle of the photo one can see Av. Reina Maria Cristina that leads from a huge fountain in front of the museum to two Venetian towers in the distance.
Photographed on August 25, 2006
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Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Saturday, March 14, 2015
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Saturday, March 7, 2015
|_8011950 [a kouros]|
It had been stolen and taken to France, from where it was returned in 1937. It is worth noticing how powerful and articulate the body is with emphasized muscles. The statue stood on the grave of Kroisos, as is indicated by an epigram on its base that says: “Stop and mourn at the grave of dead Kroisos, whom the raging Ares destroyed when he fought among the defenders.”
It dates back to about 530 B.C.
Photographed in The National Archaeological Museum in Athens (here) on January 18, 2014.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
|DDD_5043 [Lanius collurio]|
Photographed at Schinias on October 15, 2014
You can use the audio player below to listen to the bird if you like.
recording © Pamela C. Rasmussen
original recording modified by the blogger