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Florence: Francesco Redi

Francesco Redi was a 17th century Italian poet and physician who studied medicine and philosophy at the University of Pisa. Having succeeded his father as court physician to the Grand Duke of Tuscany, in 1655 Redi became a member of the Accademia della Crusca – The Academy of the Bran, which was founded in Florence in 1582 to maintain the purity of the Italian language. 53 more words


Florence: Donato di Niccolò di Betto Bardi

Donato di Niccolò di Betto Bardi, better known as Donatello, was a 14th century Italian sculptor. He was the son of a member of the Florentine Wool Combers Guild and studied the fabrication of metals and metallurgy becoming apprentice to the Florence metalsmith and sculptor, Lorenzo Ghiberti, in 1403. 35 more words


Bury St Edmunds: Edward I

In a niche along the facade of the former Boots shop on Cornhill stands the sculpted figure of King Edward I. The figure is the design of the 19th/20th century English Architect, Michael Vyne Treleavan. 30 more words


Bury St Edmunds: King Edward VI

In a niche on the facade of the former Boots shop on Cornhill stands the statue of King Edward VI. The sculpted figure, which dates to 1910, is the design of the English architect Michael Vyne Treleavan who was in charge of Boots Building and Shop fitting Department from 1900.


Louis Riel- Are Two Statues Better Than One?

Louis Riel’s important role in the history of our city and province is recognized in a new music video by Winnipeg’s own Royal Canoe featuring Exodus of the Year- my favorite song by the band. 374 more words



Weta continues the legacy of producing finely crafted, highly detailed 1/6 scale collectible polystone statues from Middle-earth.

The essence of each character expertly captured in every piece. 72 more words

Budapest, Part I

Chris and Janene, good friends from back in Florida, told me that they were going to be in Budapest, so I timed one of my own trips to spend a few days hanging with them.  1,011 more words

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