Category Archives: Culture

Tuesday June 30, 2015

MIILAN ITALY – What a day! I spent the better part of today at Milan’s Cimitero Monumentale, a large space filled with remarkable tombs – a recapitulation of the whole history of architecture. Wow. It La Recoleta (the famous cemetery in Buenos Aires) on steroids – built by first rate architects and artists. I’ve included a small selection of what I saw today, but a lot more than my ideal single image for a day.

Day 2084 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Cimitero Monumentale
Cimitero Monumentale
Cimitero Monumentale
Cimitero Monumentale
Cimitero Monumentale
Cimitero Monumentale
Cimitero Monumentale
Cimitero Monumentale
Cimitero Monumentale
Cimitero Monumentale

On this day five years ago (day 258): Shoe Shine Man Quito Equador.

Shoe shine man
Shoe shine man

Sunday June 28, 2015

MILAN ITALY – We spend a good part of the day today at a brand new museum here, the Fondazione Prada. The architecture is marvelous – I couldn’t begin to edit the images down to one. Like the new Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, it’s currently light on collection. Fondazione Prada solved this problem in part by putting up an exhibition of important Greek sculpture (and Roman copies) borrowed from all over Europe. We preferred the organic architecture here, which feels a bit like a Roman forum, to the grander, Frank Gehry, realization in Paris.

Day 2082 of one photograph every day for the best of my life.

First Milan:

Milan
Milan

Then Fondazione Prada:

Fondazione Prada
Fondazione Prada
Fondazione Prada
Fondazione Prada
Fondazione Prada
Fondazione Prada

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Fondazione Prada
Fondazione Prada
Fondazione Prada
Fondazione Prada
Fondazione Prada
Fondazione Prada

On this day five years ago (256): Equador

Equador
Equador

Monday April 6, 2015

MORTEFONTAINE and PARIS FRANCE – We left Mortefontaine for Paris this morning. After doing a bit of work I took the subway to the Bois de Boulogne to visit the new, highly acclaimed Fondation Louis Vuitton, a Frank Gehry structure that will house a collection in formation. The building is a triumph, Bilbao with translucent glass substituted for the titanium. I’ll be back.

Day 1,999 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

The road out
The road out
Fondation Louis Vuitton
Fondation Louis Vuitton
Fondation Louis Vuitton
Fondation Louis Vuitton
Fondation Louis Vuitton
Fondation Louis Vuitton

On this day two years ago (day 1,269): New Preston Congregational Church.

New Preston Church
New Preston Church