The rock-hewn churches of Lalibela.
The churches of Lalibela are among the most extraordinary architectural creations of human civilization. Each church is sculpted, both inside and out, directly from the living bedrock of the earth. The churches are still used for worship today and many are filled with richly painted biblical murals.
Portrait of Elizabeth de la Vallee de la Roche, 1771.
Cupid Triumphant (detail)
Carousel, Eugene Atget
‘Pieta’ Pendant, 19th century, Germany or France, gold, enamel, crystal, rubies, pearls, Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Freddie with his cat Tiffany.
The Elephant Gate (Danish: Elefantporten), also referred to as the Elephant Tower (Danish: Elefanttårnet), is the most famous landmark of the Carlsberg area, the original brewery site of the Carlsberg Breweries, which is now under redevelopment as a new neighbourhood in Copenhagen, Denmark.Completed in 1901, the Elephant Gate was built at the same time as the Ny Carlsberg Brewhouse. The architect was Vilhelm Dahlerup who also designed the previous stages but not the new brewhouse which was designed by Vilhelm Klein. The elephant feature, which was Carl Jacobsen’s own idea, was inspired by Bernini’s obelisk-carrying elephant on Piazza della Minerva in Rome.
Vanitas. Matthias Withoos, 17th century.