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Advent Calendar – Door 24: A doorway to peace

Aldo Capitini Fondazione Centro Studi Aldo Capitini (CC0) Another chance discovery I made while browsing the Europeana Collections: When I first saw this photo, I immediately felt I recognized that doorway, though I couldn’t quite place it. But just looking … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar – Door 23: The Entrance to Luther’s Chamber

Georg Konrad Rothbart, Entrance of the Lutherstube in the Veste Coburg, c. 1844 Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg (CC BY-NC-SA) A view of the Lutherstube [Luther’s Chamber] in the Veste Coburg, an important fortress in Upper Franconia. The chamber takes its … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar – Door 22: Two Garden Gates

Joseph Maria Olbrich, Design for a Garden Gate, 1900/01 Kunstbibliothek, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (CC BY-NC-SA) December 22 marks the birthday of Joseph Maria Olbrich (1867-1908), one of the more interesting but perhaps lesser-known Art Nouveau architects of Vienna. After … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar – Door 21: The Churchyard Gate in Bunge

Bertil Berthelson, The Churchyard Gate in Bunge, 1941 Swedish National Heritage Board (Public Domain) When I first saw this photo, its almost poetic simplicity immediately appealed to me: There’s an empty lawn, a rough stone wall cutting across it, a … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar – Door 20: The Portal Reial in Poblet

The Portal Reial, Monestir de Poblet via Wikimedia Commons, by PMRMaeyaert (CC BY-SA) If Monday’s post was about photography’s artistic possibilities, today’s is all about its documentary capibilities. What you see in the above (and in the following) pictures may … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar – Door 19: The entrance of Rosslyn Chapel

Rosslyn Chapel, litograph by T. Picken after D. Roberts from: J. P. Lawson, Scotland Delineated in a Series of Views by Clarkson Stanfield, London 1847-1854; Corson Collection, University of Edinburgh (CC BY) This is the title page of Scotland Delineated, … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar – Door 17: St. John’s Gate in Clerkenwell

St. John’s Gate in Clerkenwell from: William Hickman Smith Aubrey, The National and Domestic History of England, London 1867; The British Library, London (Public Domain) St. John’s Gate in Clerkenwell, London, was built in 1504 as one of the entrances … Continue reading

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