Monthly Archives: December 2014
What is the size and weight of the Lion at the top of this columns? Since the 12 th century, the 3 meters long and 3 tons Lion indicate Piazzeta entrance.
In 1856, a few years before this photo, Naples and its kingdom is the first economic power of Italy and the third in the world. It is as well in Naples as in 1819 is built the first steam ship …
In 1160, Maurice de Sully is elected bishop of Paris. One of its first concerns is to make build in the center of Paris, a church in proportionof the capital of France. Supported by king Louis VII, the project is thrown for a construction which begins in 1163 and which will end more than 100 […]
It’s difficult to imagine that this column set up for the glory of the imperial Grande Armée and Napoleon, was knocked down in 1871 and put back in place in 1875. The famous painter Gustave Courbet worked actively so that this monument, poured with the bronze of the artillery of the imperial army, was destroyed. […]
Trocadero Palace, sheltering the biggest ever built concert hall, had to survive the International Fair (1878). Built by the architect Gabriel Davioud ( 1824-1881 ) and engineer Jules Bourdais ( 1835-1915 ) . The name of Trocadéro is linked with the victory of the Duke d’Angoulême to Andalusia in 1827. A legend claims that an […]