Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Antonio Velardo pic: Antonio Velardo shares Picture of the day for August 16, 2017

Wikipedia picture of the day on August 16, 2017: Charaxes psaphon, Plain Tawny Rajah, a rare butterfly found in South India, belongs to the Leafwings subfamily of Nymphalidae. ift.tt/2vZMtQU http://ift.tt/2wNUFBH August 15, 2017 at 08:09PM

Monday, August 14, 2017

Antonio Velardo pic: Antonio Velardo shares Picture of the day for August 15, 2017

Wikipedia picture of the day on August 15, 2017: Detail of Lion column (see also: Emblem of India) in Kamala Nehru Park, Mumbai ift.tt/2uDslVc http://ift.tt/2wZ7Yyq August 14, 2017 at 08:12PM

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Antonio Velardo pic: Antonio Velardo shares Picture of the day for August 13, 2017

Wikipedia picture of the day on August 13, 2017: High altar of St. Pölten Cathedral, Lower Austria. Altarpiece Assumption of Mary by Tobias Pock (1658). ift.tt/2uBr1hu http://ift.tt/2vQjlLV August 12, 2017 at 08:12PM

Friday, August 11, 2017

Antonio Velardo pic: Antonio Velardo shares Picture of the day for August 12, 2017

Wikipedia picture of the day on August 12, 2017: Quadriga of the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany. The gate was commissioned by King Frederick William II of Prussia as a sign of peace and built between 1788 to 1791. It suffered considerable damage in World War II and during the post-war Partition of Germany, the gate was isolated and inaccessible immediately next to the Berlin Wall. The area around the gate was featured most prominently in the media coverage of the tearing down of the wall in 1989, and the subsequent German reunification in 1990. After the 1806 Prussian defeat at the Battle of Jena-Auerstedt, Napoleon was the first to use the Brandenburg Gate for a triumphal procession and took its Quadriga to Paris. After Napoleon's defeat in 1814 and the Prussian occupation of Paris the Quadriga was restored to Berlin and redesigned as a Prussian triumphal arch. The gate was restored from 2000 to 2002 to its current appearance. ift.tt/2vr9KKR http://ift.tt/2uyYM31 August 11, 2017 at 08:11PM

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Antonio Velardo pic: Antonio Velardo shares Picture of the day for August 10, 2017

Wikipedia picture of the day on August 10, 2017: View of the rich ceiling of the Vank Cathedral in Isfahan, possibly the most impressive christian temple in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The construction of the Armenian Apostolic church, formaly known as Holy Savior Cathedral, began in 1606 and was finished between 1655 and 1664. The temple was dedicated to the hundreds of thousands of Armenian deportees that were resettled by Shah Abbas I during the Ottoman War of 1603-1618. ift.tt/2vnG1Rf http://ift.tt/2vQF0E9 August 09, 2017 at 08:16PM

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Antonio Velardo pic: Antonio Velardo shares Picture of the day for August 9, 2017

Wikipedia picture of the day on August 9, 2017: Sunflower head. Ukraine. ift.tt/2uEpPcc http://ift.tt/2wG8lO1 August 08, 2017 at 08:12PM

Monday, August 7, 2017

Antonio Velardo pic: Antonio Velardo shares Picture of the day for August 8, 2017

Wikipedia picture of the day on August 8, 2017: Larva of a Marumba species of moth in the family Sphingidae. ift.tt/2wCdqqF http://ift.tt/2vHxDy5 August 07, 2017 at 08:12PM