Tag: Paris

grunge to gorgeous: Paris metro makeovers

grunge to gorgeous: Paris metro makeovers

Architectural sketches of proposed repureposing of Paris’ long abandoned metro stations.  75 years long.  The project comes from mayoral candidate, Natalie Koziuscot-Morizet.  So Parisian.    Read more at: http://www.messynessychic.com/2014/02/04/metro-makeovers-for-the-abandoned-stations-of-paris/ Edited with BlogPad Pro

Boccardi Hebrew illuminated manuscript

The Jewish community of Florence  flourished in the 15th-century, their position closely linked to the fortunes of the de’ Medici.  Lorenzo il magnifico was their protector; he encouraged Jewish scholarship and scholars. It is, then, unsurprising that Jewish patrons of this Mahzor (Jewish holiday prayerbook) solicited an […]

a 3D tour of Picasso’s Guernica

a 3D tour of Picasso’s Guernica

Guernica shows the tragedies of war and the suffering it inflicts upon individuals, particularly innocent civilians. This work has gained a monumental status, becoming a perpetual reminder of the tragedies of war, an anti-war symbol, and an embodiment of peace.  – wiki In June 1937 Pablo Picasso painted Guernica, a […]

Medal of Honor

Medal of Honor

July 12,  in 1862, US Congress authorized the Medal of Honor. This one was awarded to Sergeant Major Christian Fleetwood, 4th U. S. Colored Troops, for heroism on the field of battle in 1864. Fleetwood was a free man born in Baltimore, Maryland. He traveled to Liberia as […]


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