At the CCNK, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Some of the pieces by Martin Di Girolamo from the series: Pathological Beauty.
First photo taken with iPhone 7
When in Rome (just like the song) I took a photo on a street in Rome. Later I realized the photo had gps tag, so I went and looked it up on google maps.
To my surprise the graffiti text on the wall has not been swept away, yet.
I added the photo and a picture of google maps along with the URL in case you are curious to go an see for yourself.
This was last year (2017) in October.
The Cathedral of Brasilia (Catedral Metropolitana Nossa Senhora Aparecida) was designed by Oscar Niemeyer, with structural calculation by engineer Joaquim Cardoso, it was the first monument to be created in Brasilia.
Its founding stone was emplaced on September 12, 1958 and its construction was completed on May 31, 1970.
Its structure was ready in 1960, and only the circular area of seventy meters in diameter appeared, from which sixteen concrete columns (pillars of parabolic section) were raised in a hyperboloid format, weighing ninety tons.
On May 31, 1970 it was inaugurated de facto, already with transparent external glasses.
Four bronze sculptures three meters high, representing the evangelists; the sculptures were made by Alfredo Ceschiatti with the help of the sculptor Dante Croce in 1968.
The sculptures would lead you the entrance below the ground of the Basilica.
Inside the nave are the sculptures of three angels suspended by steel cables. The dimensions and weight of the sculptures are 2.22 m in length and 100 kg the least; 3.40 m long and 200 kg the average;
and 4.25 m in length and 300 kg the largest.
This hyperboloid structure is constructed of concrete, and it would seem that with its glass roof it was raised open towards the sky. The Niemeyer project of the Cathedral of Brasilia was based on the hyperboloids of revolution, where the sections are asymmetrical.
By itself, this structure is the result of sixteen identical assembled concrete columns. Each column has a hyperbolic section and weighs 90 tons, the set represents two hands moving towards the sky. The cathedral has four bells donated by Spanish residents in Brasilia in 1968. These bells were cast in Miranda de Ebro, Spain.
On the photo below, lower left corner you can see a couple of persons so you can appreciate the dimensions of the structure.
There is a replica of La Pieta that is in Saint Peter’s Basilica.
This is a high view of the Burle Marx Garden in Brasilia, Brasil. At the very far back you can see or could see for the trained eye (ha!) the National Congress buildings, also on previous post.
On weekends you can go into the Brasilia TV tower, as high as about the middle of it there is a platform where you can see all around the city. It is not covered, so if it rains you will get wet. And yes, it rained that day.
I believe flags have character. I like them fluttering in the skys, sometimes fighting against the wind others teasing it. I give them my best shot and many times I wait until they boast majestically.
This one is at the Altar of the Fatherland in Rome, Italy.
A paramount view of the monument to Vittorio Emanuele II. Notice the size of the sculpture, enormous and beautiful!