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Hermitage of Calomini
Tuscany, Italy


Photo in Explore 18.05.2023

Tags:   Toskana Eremo di Calomini Tuscany Apuanische Alpen monochrom Toscana monastery Hermitage Eremitage Apuan Alps Kloster 2022 monochrome b/w s/w Lucca Italy

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Coffered ceiling of Pisa Cathedral
Tuscany, Italy

"Pisa Cathedral (Italian: Cattedrale Metropolitana Primaziale di Santa Maria Assunta; Duomo di Pisa) is a medieval Roman Catholic cathedral dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, in the Piazza dei Miracoli in Pisa, Italy, the oldest of the three structures in the plaza followed by the Pisa Baptistry and the Campanile known as the Leaning Tower of Pisa. The cathedral is a notable example of Romanesque architecture, in particular the style known as Pisan Romanesque. Consecrated in 1118, it is the seat of the Archbishop of Pisa. Construction began in 1063 and was completed in 1092. Additional enlargements and a new facade were built in the 12th century and the roof was replaced after damage from a fire in 1595. [...]
The interior, subdivided at the front into a central nave flanked by two side aisles on either side and with the transept and apse in three naves, is covered with white and black marble, with monolithic grey marble columns having corinthian capitals. It has a wooden 17th-century coffered ceiling, painted and decorated with gold leaf, made by Domenico and Bartolomeo Atticciati; it bears the Medici coat of arms. Presumably the earlier ceiling was a structure with wooden trusses. [...]"
(Wikipedia)


Photo in Explore 11.03.2023

Tags:   wood Kathedrale 2022 Dom coffered ceiling cathedral Toskana Kassettendecke Decke gold goldleaf Blattgold romanesque Pisa duomo upright Pisan Romanesque ceiling Domenico and Bartolomeo Atticciati romanisch Romanik marble cattedrale Marmor Toscana Holz Tuscany Italy Symmetrie symmetry

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"Old Elbe Tunnel or St. Pauli Elbe Tunnel (German: Alter Elbtunnel colloquially or St. Pauli Elbtunnel officially) which opened in 1911, is a pedestrian and vehicle tunnel in Hamburg. The 426 m (1,398 ft) long tunnel was a technical sensation; 24 m (80 ft) beneath the surface, two 6 m (20 ft) diameter tubes connect central Hamburg with the docks and shipyards on the south side of the river Elbe. This was a big improvement for tens of thousands of workers in one of the busiest harbours in the world.
Six large lifts on either side of the tunnel carry pedestrians and vehicles to the bottom. The two tunnels are both still in operation, though due to their limited capacity by today's standards, other bridges and tunnels have been built and taken over most of the traffic. [...]

On 22 July 1907 the construction, undertaken by Philipp Holzmann, started to connect the quarters of St. Pauli near the Landungsbrücken and Steinwerder.
Work was done under pressure because the tunnel was below the water table of the Elbe. This type of building technique was used in the 19th century, in large engineering excavations, such as with the piers of bridges and with tunnels, where caissons under pressure were used to keep water from flooding the excavations, such as the foundations of the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City.
Workers who spend time in high-pressure atmospheric pressure conditions are at risk when they return to the lower pressure outside the caisson without slowly reducing the surrounding pressure. Due to the problems associated with decompression sickness, many of the men working on the Elbe tunnel were affected by what was known at the time as "Caissons Disease". Of 4,400 workers three men died, 74 suffered severe cases and more than 600 came down with light symptoms.
The tunnel opened on 7 September 1911. [...]

The tunnel walls are decorated with glazed terra cotta ornaments displaying items related to the Elbe river. While most show fish or crabs, a few show different items like litter and rats, too."
(Wikipedia)


Photo in Explore 24.11.2022

Tags:   Steinwerder Fliese vanishing line St. Pauli-Elbtunnel Kachel monochrome Jamiroquai monochrom s/w Beleuchtung vanishing point Alter Elbtunnel St. Pauli lighting Elbtunnel tile Untergrund Deeper Underground Elbe 1911 Fluchtpunkt 2022 Fluchtlinie Tunnel Hamburg b/w Philipp Holzmann Germany underground tunnel vision Tunnelblick

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Parade of giants in front of the roundhouse shed
Railway museum Bochum-Dahlhausen

"The Eisenbahnmuseum Bochum is a railway museum in the south-west of Bochum, which was founded in 1977 by the German Society for Railway History [Deutsche Gesellschaft für Eisenbahngeschichte e. V.] and has been operated by the Bochum Railway Museum Foundation [Stiftung Eisenbahnmuseum Bochum] since 2011. With an area of around 46,000 m², it is the largest private railway museum in Germany.
The focal point of the museum is the 14-seat locomotive shed with a 20-metre turntable, water tower, workshops and locomotive treatment facilities such as a coaling station, water crane and sand tower. There are also two other exhibition halls with tracks on the site. There is also an operational 600 mm field railway. The entire facility of the former railway depot is a listed building.
The museum is an anchor point of the Route of Industrial Heritage [Route der Industriekultur]. [...]"
(Translated from German Wikipedia entry)


Photo in Explore 15.10.2022

Tags:   2022 Ruhr Area Ruhr District industrial monument locomotive Lokschuppen Wasserturm Ruhr valley Eisenbahn Regen shed Eisenbahnmuseum railway Industriekultur Bochum-Dahlhausen Industrielandschaft Track Ruhrgebiet Industriedenkmal Betriebswerk railway museum Lok roundhouse shed roundhouse Ruhrpott water tower industrial landscape Stiftung Eisenbahnmuseum Bochum Dahlhausen railway depot Ringlokschuppen Schiene rain Bochum loc Route der Industriekultur Museum Lokomotive

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Waiting signal Ra 11
Waiting for better weather at the Eisenbahnmuseum Bochum-Dahlhausen

"The Eisenbahnmuseum Bochum is a railway museum in the south-west of Bochum, which was founded in 1977 by the German Society for Railway History [Deutsche Gesellschaft für Eisenbahngeschichte e. V.] and has been operated by the Bochum Railway Museum Foundation [Stiftung Eisenbahnmuseum Bochum] since 2011. With an area of around 46,000 m², it is the largest private railway museum in Germany.
The focal point of the museum is the 14-seat locomotive shed with a 20-metre turntable, water tower, workshops and locomotive treatment facilities such as a coaling station, water crane and sand tower. There are also two other exhibition halls with tracks on the site. There is also an operational 600 mm field railway. The entire facility of the former railway depot is a listed building.
The museum is an anchor point of the Route of Industrial Heritage [Route der Industriekultur]. [...]"
(Translated from German Wikipedia entry)


Photo in Explore 19.09.2022

Tags:   2022 Ruhr Area industrial landscape industrial monument locomotive Wetter Ruhr valley Schiene Regen Eisenbahnmuseum railway Industriekultur Bochum-Dahlhausen Signal Ruhrpott Ruhrgebiet Industriedenkmal weather Lok Track Ruhr District Route der Industriekultur Dahlhausen railway depot Industrielandschaft Bochum Betriebswerk Museum loc rain Eisenbahn Lokomotive W warten wait waiting railway museum Stiftung Eisenbahnmuseum Bochum


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