Light penetrates this very narrow underground tunnel. Located in the Honmure Art House Project in Naoshima, this very narrow tunnel, beneath the renovated Go'o Shine, is based on Shinto shrine structure from the 17-19 century Edo period when Japanese society was under the rule of the Tokugawa shogunate and the country's 300 regional daimyō.
A factory floor located in the Rosie the Riveter World War II Home Front Museum, Richmond, CA. Rosie, a fictional icon, represents the thousands of women who worked in factories and shipyards like Kaiser’s in Richmond, CA during World War II.
The Grand Organ at St. Sulpice Church has an ornate design, 5 keyboards, 7000 pipes, a history that goes back 300 years and has been played by a succession of world class organists. The church was featured in The Da Vinci Code.
Sacré-Cœur Basilica has a controversial history marked predominantly by politics, wars, revolutions and occupations. Sacré Cœur's design was proposed in 1870, construction was completed in 1914 and the church was dedicated in 1919. Built of travertine stone which constantly exudes calcite ensures the exterior of the basilica remains white even with weathering and pollution. Unfortunately that is not true for the 260 foot, 300 step, narrow claustrophobic spiral staircase, passing the graffiti that you have to climb to reach the top of the dome for the views of Paris.
The Luxembourg Palace was built in 1615 by Louis VI’s widow, Marie de Medici, and is used today by the French Senate. The French Secret Service (Generale de la Securite Exterieure) is “secretly headquartered beneath the Luxembourg Gardens.
Founded on June 24, 1797 by the Franciscan order, this mission was the fifteenth and largest of the Spanish missions established in California. The mission and its grounds were featured prominently in the 1958 Alfred Hitchcock film Vertigo.
How did so many benches get lined up so precisely? A foggy dusk, and I would have walked right past the patterns created by the this row of precisely lined up benches in the Music Concourse at Golden Gate Park had it not been for the unique perspective and vision of my good friend.