Bologna Rosso

A view from the Torre d’Asinelli For decades after World War II, while the increas­ing­ly cor­rupt Chris­t­ian Democ­rats held nation­al office in Italy, the Bo...

Late Byzantine mosaics

In the hills behind Paler­mo, Sici­ly, is the com­mu­ni­ty of Mon­reale — “Roy­al Moun­tain” — and the Cathe­dral of the Assump­tion of the Vir­gin, built by a ...

Hellenistic-Roman Mosaics

Sep­tem­ber 4, 476 C.E. is the con­ven­tion­al date — sanc­tioned by Edward Gib­bon — for the end of the Roman Empire. On that day, the mil­i­tary leader of the...

Early Byzantine Mosaics

The Sec­ond Com­ing when an eter­nal­ly youth­ful Christ, seat­ed on a watery globe from which pour the four rivers of Eden, hands the Mar­tyrs Crown to Saint V...

Granada

The Alham­bra of Grana­da with Charles V’s palace from the Mirador de San Nicholas The cov­er of the eBook shows a famil­iar view of the Alham­bra (“The Red One...

Toledo

The Organ at the back of the Choir of the Cathe­dral of St Mary of Toledo The city, lodged in a bend of high cliffs over the riv­er Tagus, has been a fortress s...

Cordoba

The colon­nad­ed (‘hipostyle’) hall of the mosque with its dou­bled Moor­ish arch­es and columns of jasper, onyx, mar­ble, gran­ite and por­phyry tak­en from ol...

Madrid

A street lead­ing off the Plaza Major A few images from a week in Madrid in Sep­tem­ber 2017. Please down­load this small PDF book to see the images full&n...