Framed by a wall of pale symmetrical bricks, a painted fresco of a religious figure stands in aplace of a window.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Monday, June 26, 2017
Meticulously kept stables at the Cortigo San Andres, near Seville, are witness to the continuing tradition of horse training for which the area is known.
Thus begins another week cataloging the Spanish postcards that my friend Mark gave me to put on the blog.
Friday, June 23, 2017
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Monday, June 19, 2017
Ukraina Hotel skyscraper
The hotel still exists. It is now the Radisson Royal Hotel and was originally commissioned by Soviet dictator Josef Stalin. It originally opened on May 25, 1957 and still for some purposes uses the older name Ukraina Hotel
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Warsaw, Freta Street
The church in the distance is the Church of the Holy Spirit. During World War II the church was almost totally destroyed by the Germans.
Just on the left side of the postcard, where the pedestrians are on the sidewalk, is the birthplace and museum of Marie Curie. The tall structure on the left side of the street just past the lamppost is Saint Hyacinth's Church. During the Warsaw Uprising Saint Hyacinth's was used as a field hospital, making it a heavy target of German bombings. Over 1,000 insurgents and civilians were killed there.
Monday, June 12, 2017
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Friday, June 2, 2017
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Warszawa - Palac Kultury I Nauki
The Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw was originally named after Josef Stalin. After Stalin's death and destalinization, the building had Stalin's name removed. It currently houses many offices, theaters, museums, a large auditorium, shops, and a swimming pool.