After visiting a museum how much do you remember? Now think …, after one year how much do you remember? Me, I want to remember as much as possible…
There are some places in the world, places that let their traces in our souls, unforgettable by their energy … and for me, Monticello is one of them… Elvira Selischi_______
The outside was incredible with his history, the views the color of bricks and stones, the color of the wood, … but, the inside was amazing by his architectural innovations brought by Jefferson from France and other places. (It’s a pity we are not allowed to take pictures inside the house) You must visit Monticello at least for discovering the soul of Thomas Jefferson and the many talents of this passionate man.
(visited August 2015)
Despite the defeat of The Lions (All Blacks 30 Lions 15), the atmosphere in the town was amazing and the rugby supporters were … very well prepared as you’ll see in this little presentation …
Formerly known as DUPARC Plantation, Laura Plantation is a landmark Louisiana Creole Plantation, significant for the early 19th-century.
The “Laura Plantation” is situated on the west bank of the Mississippi River, Louisiana, USA (near Vacherie).
Open for guided tours, now we can explore the house, the cave, the garden, several outbuildings, and the slaves cabins.
(visited in 2013, February)
The bronze sculpture “John PLIMMER and Fritz” was voted in 2013 the most popular public artwork in WELLINGTON.
Photos&Video: Elvira SELISCHI
Sounds: the sounds of Wellington City (recorded by Elvira Selischi)
Artists: Tom Tischler, Ross Wilson, Judy Alexander
Location: At the base of Plimmer Steps, off Lambton Quay.
Spinning Top (November 2002) _ by Robert Jahnke
The symbols, on the upper side, trace the history of Wellington and on the lower side they are astrological.
Sculpture stainless steel 2900 x 3500mm _ Funded by the Jack and Emma Griffin
“I wanted to go for something that was visually interesting, so I created a European version of the top and included Maori references through heiroglyphics. Spinning Top traces the history of Whanganui-a-Tara, the Maori name for Wellington. The major mythical story is that of the two taniwha in the harbour. The taniwha formed the harbour and the surrounding hills with their movements.” R.Jahnke
187-189 Queen Street, Auckland NZ
40 m height, one of the tallest structures in Auckland in the last century , the Landmark House (formerly Auckland Electric Power Board Building), is now (2017) one of the most distinctive buildings on Queen Street.
It was designed by Alva Bartley and Norman Wade and was finished in 1929. In 1933, the eight levels Art Deco Tower added the ninth one. In 2000 the building was renovated.
I visited The Church in May 2014. The Basilica di San Carlo is an artistic and cultural masterpiece. Near the paintings, frescos and sculptures of the Baroque Masters of the 17th – 18th century you can discover 16 bas-reliefs (85x100x15) of the “Via Crucis” conceived and realized exclusively for Basilica di San Carlo, by the sculptor Fernando Mario Paonessa, the same author of the Crucifix Il Cristo ” Consummatum est”.
“The Consummatum est” is a bronze crucifix designed and made specially for the Basilica of S. Carlo by Fernando Mario Paonessa.
“… It is the Christ, who by crucifixion died, from the life for the salvation of humanity to the last drop of blood…” [description after written informations in the Church, translated from Italian]
I visited The Church in May 2014. The Basilica di San Carlo is an artistic and cultural masterpiece. Near the paintings, frescos and sculptures of the Baroque Masters of the 17th, 18th century you can discover 16 bas-reliefs (85x100x15) of the “Via Crucis” conceived and realized exclusively for Basilica di San Carlo, by the sculptor Fernando Mario Paonessa, the same author of the Crucifix Il Cristo ” Consummatum est”. Impressed by his work, I’ve made a little film about my visit.
THE “VIA CRUCIS”
In 2001, 16 forms (85x100x15 cm) of the “Via Crucis” were installed on the walls of the central nave pillars, conceived and realized exclusively for Basilica di San Carlo, by the sculptor Fernando Mario Paonessa, the same author of the Crucifix Il Cristo ” Consummatum est“.