Monthly Archives: October 2016

SRapallo, Metropolis, watercolor, 2016.

Metropolis, Madrid

Metropolis Building

Since I’m still feeling the French atmosphere after last weekend in Paris, I decide to pay homage to, perhaps, the most famous building in Madrid, a wonderful Beaux Arts architecture – an extremely elegant French style characterized by conservative lines and impressive sculptural elements. The magnificent edifice has been designed by French brothers Jules and Raymond Fevrier to host the headquarters of the insurance company La Unión y el Fénix, and completed in 1910 by Spanish architect Luis Esteve.

In 1972, the building was acquired by Metrópolis Seguros and a series of restorations begun. Nowadays, it retains its former appearance, excepting the original statue on top of the dome representing Phoenix and Ganymede, which has been replaced.

Metropolis Building’s main features include the bright white façade, which is lavishly decorated with sculptures and various ornaments, as well as the spectacular black dome on top of which a gorgeous statue of Winged Victory designed by Spanish architect Federico Coullaut-Valera Mendigutia rises to the sky.

SRapallo, Metropolis, watercolor, Madrid, 2016.

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SRapallo, Ni Una Menos, 2016.

Reflection on Women: #NiUnaMenos …

Lúcia Pérez, Argentinian, 16 years old, drugged, raped and impaled to death. This is my protest in solidarity with the suffering of this family and all women. An appeal for respect and the expansion of women’s rights. By the end of gender violence, by the end of the macho culture …

Lucía Pérez, argentina, 16 anos de idade, drogada, violentada e empalada até a morte.  Esse é o meu protesto em solidariedade ao sofrimento dessa família e de todas as mulheres. Um apelo pelo respeito e a ampliação dos direitos femininos. Pelo fim da violência de gênero, pelo fim da cultura machista…

Chega!! Basta!!! #NiUnaMenos

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3851866/Argentinian-women-protest-against-femicide-Lucia-Perez-raped-killed-Mar-del-Plata.html

SRapallo, NiUnaMenos, watercolor, 2016.

SRapallo, NiUnaMenos, watercolor, 2016.

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SRapallo, "Pedraza", watercolor, 2016.

Pedraza, Spain

SRapallo, "Pedraza", watercolor, 2016.

SRapallo, “Pedraza”, watercolor, 2016.

Pedraza

We’ve been in Pedraza last weekend.

Pedraza is a municipality in Spain, located in the province of Segovia in the autonomous community of Castile and León. It is located at 37 km northeast of the city of Segovia with a population of less than 500.

Every year in July, Pedraza holds the Concierto de las Velas festival during La Noche de las Velas. Residents of the town and surrounding cities light candles along the streets and residences. In the city center multiple concerts are held featuring varying types of Spanish classical music. See La Noche de las Velas (in Spanish).

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Estivemos em Pedraza na semana passada.

Pedraza é uma municipalidade na Espanha, localizada na província de Segovia, na Região Autônoma de Castilha e Leon. Está localizada a 37 km noroeste da cidade de Segovia e tem uma população de apenas 500 habitantes.

Todos os anos, em Julho, Pedraza celebra o Concerto das Velas, um festival de luzes durante a Noite das Velas. Residentes da cidade e adjacências acendem velas ao longo das ruas e residências. No centro da cidade há inúmeros concertos de música clássica espanhola.

 

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